Armenia and Turkey: Political Football

Twenty thousand football fans are expected in the Turkish city of Bursa in the middle of this month to see the national team take on Armenia. The game has significance beyond its status as a World Cup qualifier. It marks a new stage in a relationship that has been sour for more than a century. Can soccer help bring the sides together as ping-pong was said to have done with China and America some forty years ago?

The World Today Published 1 October 2009 Updated 14 October 2020 3 minute READ

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