Turkey and Armenia Are Inching Toward a Diplomatic Rapprochement

Turkey and Armenia Are Inching Toward a Diplomatic Rapprochement
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan shake hands before a meeting at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Oct. 6, 2022 (photo by the office of the Turkish presidency via AP).

On Oct. 6, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Prague, as part of a new effort to normalize relations. A changed geopolitical landscape in the region has removed some obstacles to a rapprochement, but the current efforts could still be derailed by other stumbling blocks.

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