Armenian foreign minister set to visit Turkey for Erdoğan’s inauguration

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Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian has announced his attendance to President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s inauguration ceremony in Ankara on Aug. 28, according to the country’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Tigran Balayan.

According to media reports, Nalbandian will use the occasion to clarify whether Erdoğan will accept an invitation to take part in the official commemorations in Yerevan of the 100th anniversary of the Ottoman killings of Armenians, which Armenia and other countries refer to as genocide, in 2015.

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has recently congratulated Erdoğan as Turkey’s president and said he is hopeful the president-elect will greatly contribute to the establishment of bilateral relations between Armenia and Turkey without any prerequisites.

More than 20 heads of states and governments have announced their attendance for the official ceremony when outgoing President Abdullah Gül will hand over office to Erdoğan.

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