A statement on the Turkish president’s website published late this evening has confirmed that Abdullah Gül will be going to Yerevan this Saturday.
“Beyond being a sporting fixture,” the statement says, “this match presents us with important opportunities. Especially in these times, when regional developments are causing worry among the people of the Caucasus, it is believed that all sides should appraise this opportunity in the best possible manner. It is thought that a visit on the occasion of this match could contribute to developing a climate of friendship. It is with this understanding that the president has accepted the invitation.”
And quite right too. Well done.
Read my entry on this from yesterday here.