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Turkish Soccer Fans Told to Behave During Game With Armenia

September 24, 2018
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BURSA, Turkey, Oct. 13 — World Cup soccer fans in the old Ottoman capital of Bursa were under orders to display the best of “Turkish hospitality” to signal a willingness to end a century of animosity, as Armenia’s president arrived to watch Wednesday’s match between the two national sides. (Washington Post — 14 October, 2009)
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Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian becomes the first head of state from his country to visit Turkey on Wednesday to attend a soccer match between the two countries’ national teams. (CNN — 15 October, 2009)
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ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 10– Senior Armenian and Turkish officials traveled to Switzerland on Saturday to sign an agreement that could set them on a course to end a century of hostility stemming from brutal massacres at the end of the Ottoman Empire. (Washington Post — 11 October, 2009)
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Turkey and Armenia signed an agreement Saturday night establishing diplomatic relations after nearly a century of animosity. (CNN — 11 October, 2009)
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While Turkey and Israel have long been strategic allies, the Turkish prime minister was critical of the Israeli offensive in Gaza last winter. (New York Times — 12 October, 2009)
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