Armenia withdraws peace accords with Turkey from parliament

February 16, 2015 3:59 PM

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YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan said on Monday he withdrew from parliament landmark peace accords with Turkey, setting further back U.S.-backed efforts to bury a century of hostility between the neighbors.

The two countries signed accords in October 2009 to establish diplomatic relations and open their land border, trying to overcome the legacy of the World War One mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

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