Diplomatic efforts to stabilise the military and security situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone continue on Friday. Reports from both sides in the conflict say that there were several violations of the ceasefire overnight and Armenia says that one of its soldiers was killed as a result. The co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group will hold talks with the Armenian leadership in Yerevan on Friday, whilst Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev will end his visit to Armenia and will travel to Baku for talks with the Azerbaijani leadership.
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