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Armenia and Turkey Making Peace

Good news:

Turkey and Armenia have signed a historic accord normalising relations after a century of hostility. The deal was signed by the two foreign ministers after last-minute problems delayed the ceremony in Switzerland. Under the agreement, Turkey and Armenia are to establish diplomatic ties and reopen their shared border.

Some Armenians aren’t happy about this. Tellingly, opposition seems especially concentrated in the diaspora community where they don’t need to worry about little things like the concrete ways in which reconciliation will benefit Armenian people. At any rate, times like this one can only wish there were some sort of widely-known prize that was awarded to peacemakers.

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