Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 211

Karabakh’s foreign minister, Naira Melkumian, yesterday confirmed that the Karabakh leadership has rejected a "stage-by-stage" settlement plan, which had been delivered in Stepanakert on November 7 by the U.S., Russian, and French co-chairmen of the OSCE mediating group. Karabakh president Arkady Gukasian expressed concern that delaying the determination of Karabakh’s political status would make it possible for Azerbaijan and the OSCE to divide Karabakh, on the Cyprus model, into an Armenian and an Azeri zone. (Armenpress, Noyan-Tapan, November 9-10)

Turkey Not Recognizing "CIS Border" Notion.