Article published in 04/12/2009 Issue
By Christian KOLTER in Yerevan/Leipzig
Translated by Tanja TSCHOERNER
On April 23rd of this year, Turkey and Armenia reached an agreement and created a road-map to normalise their relations. Switzerland and the USA were mediators. This agreement will open the Turkish-Armenian border in the near future. The border has been closed since 1993 and it is the hope that its re-opening will be a sign of good faith between the two nations. On the other hand, whether the good intentions of opening the border can be understood outside of the context of the agreement remains to be seen.
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