20th December 2021, Turkish Foreign Minister Chavushoglu said that flights between Istanbul, Turkey, and Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, would resume in the next few days, and the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure is currently under discussion. Chavushoglu said that Turkey and Armenia had appointed special representatives to each other and would meet soon, and stressed Turkey’s support for peace and stability in the South Caucasus.
On the 13th local time, Chavushoglu said at the Turkish Grand National Assembly that Turkey and Armenia would appoint special representatives to each other to discuss measures to resume normal diplomatic relations between the two countries and restart flights with Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.
Since independence in 1991, Armenia has not established normal diplomatic relations with Turkey. In addition, there is a territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, and Turkey’s support for Azerbaijan on this issue has led to continued tension between Asia and Turkey.