Serge Sarkisian on Armenian-Turkish Relations 'We Wanted to Break Through Centuries of Hostility'

Rapprochement between Turkey and Armenia is still far from sight. In an interview with SPIEGEL, Armenian President Serge Sarkisian explains why the recognition of genocide against his people is so important -- and why he is little surprised by hostilities from Turkish politicians.
Mt. Ararat, Armenia's national symbol, is actually located in Turkey: "A time will come when Mount Ararat is no longer a symbol of the separation between our peoples."

Mt. Ararat, Armenia's national symbol, is actually located in Turkey: "A time will come when Mount Ararat is no longer a symbol of the separation between our peoples."

Thomas Heinloth
Interview conducted by Benjamin Bidder in Yerevan, Armenia. Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein.
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