23 January 2015: The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk has expressed concern over the situation in Karabakh conflict zone. "Developments on the contact line are a cause for concern for the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, the Minsk Group Co-chairs and for myself," he told APA agency. Kasprzyk said he is receiving reports of increased "use of heavier weapons" in ceasefire violations and an increasing number of incursions across the border and the line of contact. "There is an increase in the number of casualties reported as well", he said.
A raft of issues are complicating relations between long time allies Turkey and the United States. But both sides continue using diplomatic back-channels to get as many concessions as possible from each other without fatally harming bilateral relations, argues Benyamin Poghosyan in this op-ed