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Turkish FM: Turkish MPs leave for Russia for consultations

05 March 2010 [13:40] - TODAY.AZ
The Turkish parliamentarians have left for Russia for consultations on the so-called "Armenian genocide", Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was quoted as saying by CNN Turk.

The South Caucasus is a strategically important region, both for Turkey and for Russia, he added.

U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday adopted 23 votes to 22 a resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian genocide".

Armenia claims that the Ottoman Empire committed genocide against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915.  Making greater efforts to promote the issue internationally, Armenians have achieved its recognition by parliaments of some countries.

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