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Armenian parliament chief criticizes bill to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh

Ankara, The New Anatolian

The speaker of Armenia’s parliament has criticized a bill calling for the official recognition of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

The draft legislation was authored by Raffi Hovannisian, a former foreign minister who heads the opposition Zharangutyun (Heritage) party.

It consists of two paragraphs — that Armenia recognizes the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, and that the law enters into force once it’s officially published.

Hovannisian demanded that Armenia change a long-standing policy and formally recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent state.

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Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » August 2007