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Armenia to reactivate Karsi -Gumri railway issue

By Messenger staff
Tuesday, September 9
In the event of warming relations between Turkey and Armenia the latter will insist on the urgent reopening of the Karsi-Gumri railway. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has stated that technically this can be done in just a few days.

The Karsi-Gumri railway ceased operating in 1993. In 2008 Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan started constructing the Karsi-Akhalkalaki-Tbilisi-Baku railway line which would connect Turkey and Azerbaijan by avoiding Armenia, which for its part desperately wants to reactivate the already existing Karsi-Gumri railway.

President Sarkisian says that the political situation between two countries could be improved and political good will and commitment should be present from both sides during this process.