Turkey, Armenia held direct talks: Turkish FM
Turkish and Armenian officials have held direct talks in an effort to normalize' relations, Turkey's foreign minister, Ali Babacan, said, Bloomberg reported.
Officials from both sides have met from time to time to discuss ways to improve links, Babacan said today at a televised news conference in Ankara, reported World Bulletin.
He also said he and his Armenian counterpart, Edward Nalbandian, have exchanged greetings at international gatherings.
Babacan said Turkey favors dialogue with Armenia to resolve their disputes.
Senior diplomats from Turkey and Armenia held secret talks in the Swiss city of Bern on July 8, Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper said today.