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    Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan sent Saturday his condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over deadly twin blasts in Ankara, which claimed the lives of at least 86 peaceful protesters.

    YEREVAN (Sputnik) — Turkey and Armenia have no diplomatic relations with their border closed since 1993.

    The complex relations between the two countries have also been strained by Ankara refusing to name mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a genocide.

    "Please accept my condolences in connection with the incident. I wish tenacity and courage to the relatives of the victims and a speedy recovery to the wounded," Sargsyan said in a message.

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