American congressmen send support letter to Turkish, Armenian presidents
Four congressman from the ruling U.S. Democratic party have sent a letter of support to the Turkish and Armenian presidents related to the recent development of relations between the two countries, the Internet portal Haberturk reported.
The U.S. pays great importance to Turkey-Armenia ties in restoring peace in Caucasus, U.S.-Turkey Friendship Group Co-Chairman Robert Wexler said.
Turkey is trying to normalize diplomatic relations with Armenia. The relations between the two countries were severed in 1993 due to Armenia's anti-Turkish campaign related to the so-called "Armenian Genocide" and occupation 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan invited Turkish President Abdullah Gul to Yerevan to attend the World Cup qualifying match between Armenia and Turkey on Sept. 6. After the visit, Gul continued diplomatic efforts to normalize relations between the two countriesDo you have any feedback? Contact our journalist at: [email protected]