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    The ruling coalition of the Armenian National Assembly said on Thursday it would take Armenian-Turkish protocols off the parliamentary agenda, the parliament's press service said.

    The ruling coalition of the Armenian National Assembly said on Thursday it would take Armenian-Turkish protocols off the parliamentary agenda, the parliament's press service said.

    Strained relations between Armenia and Turkey began to improve on October 10, 2009, when Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Devutoglu signed protocols on establishing of diplomatic relations and the developing bilateral relations at the University of Zurich.

    The documents were to be ratified by both countries in order to come into force.

    The Armenian-Turkish border has been closed since 1993 on Ankara's initiative. Bilateral relations between the countries are complicated by Turkey's support of Azerbaijan's position in the Nagorny Karabakh problem and Turkey's reaction to the international recognition of the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War I, which Ankara consistently denies.

    YEREVAN, April 22 (RIA Novosti) 

     

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