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|Foreign Ministry denies Turkey toughened visa regime for Armenians
Mediamax news agency
16 Jun 04
Yerevan, 16 June: The Armenian Foreign Ministry today said that reports
about Turkey toughening the visa regime for Armenian citizens were
wide of the mark.
"According to information from the Turkish embassy in the Russian
Federation, the procedure of visits to Turkey by Armenian citizens has
not changed. Therefore, the press reports are wide of the mark," the
press secretary of the Armenian Foreign Ministry, Gamlet Gasparyan,
said today. He also stressed that the Turkish authorities had not
informed the Armenian side about any changes in the visa regime.
There are no diplomatic relations between Armenia and Turkey. Armenian
citizens obtain Turkish visas at border checkpoints in Georgia or at