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Turkey, Armenia Hold 'Constructive' Talks On Mending Ties.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mavlut Cavusoglu (right) shakes hands with Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoian in Antalya on March 12.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mavlut Cavusoglu (right) shakes hands with Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoian in Antalya on March 12.

The foreign ministers of Armenia and Turkey met on March 12 in an effort to mend ties after decades of animosity.

“During our meeting, we reaffirmed the readiness of both sides to continue the process of normalization, establishing relations, opening borders without any preconditions,” Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said after talks with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, at a diplomatic forum in Antalya on Turkey's southern coast.

For his part, Cavusoglu said the two held “a very productive and constructive conversation,” which lasted 30 minutes.

"We are making efforts for stability and peace,” he said.

Relations between Armenia and Turkey have historically been complicated over the mass killings of Armenians at the hands of the Ottomans during World War I, recognized by many nations as Armenian genocide.

But it was the war between Armenian separatists and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh during the Soviet Union's chaotic breakup in 1991 that soured any potential for relations between Ankara and Yerevan.

Armenia's victory prompted Turkey to seal the border in 1993 in support of its Turkic allies in Baku.

Regional dynamics changed when Armenia and Azerbaijan fought a six-week conflict in 2020 over Nagorno-Karabakh that had been under ethnic Armenian control for nearly three decades.

NATO member Turkey threw its weight behind Azerbaijan in the war, which ended with a Russia-brokered cease-fire in November 2020 that allowed its Turkic ally to regain control over parts of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding territory, with Russian peacekeepers on the ground.

The two sides held direct talks in Moscow in January following months of behind-the-scenes diplomacy aimed at building a broader rapprochement in the South Caucasus region.

With reporting by dpa and AP

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