July 4, 2014 – 14:17 AMT
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is readying another move to normalize ties with Armenia, Taraf opposition paper suggests.
The presidential candidate, who earlier extended condolences to the descendants of the Armenian Genocide victims ahead of the April 24 commemoration day, allegedly instructed to open the border with Armenia.
The official is said to have ordered preparatory works to launch Alijan checkpoint scheduled to start services in September. The step is expected to promote rapprochement with Armenia and help normalize relations with the U.S., the paper said.