Ankara harshly condemns French and Italian involvement in the disputed 1915 events between Turkey and Armenia, describing them as "abuse of history and the law" and saying its European allies are taking decisions for political reasons.
Vahram Baghdasaryan, head of the ruling Republican Party in parliament, said his party was ready, at least in principle, to back protest leader Nikol Pashinyan for the job of premier on May 8, when the parliament will vote for the office.
The 42-year-old former journalist has emerged as the leader of a movement confronting established politics in Armenia. Denied the prime ministership, Pashinyan says he will push ahead with a radical overhaul of politics as usual.
The Armenian opposition has launched a general strike after the ruling Republican Party blocked opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan's bid to become prime minister after two weeks of anti-government protests ousted veteran leader Serzh Sargsyan.
The opposition lawmaker, Nikol Pashinyan, who has spearheaded mass protests in Armenia says all three opposition parties in parliament will nominate him for prime minister, which would oblige the ruling party lawmakers to support him.
Armenia's opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinyan so far is the only candidate formally nominated for the prime minister's post.
Protest leader Nikol Pashinyan has issued an ultimatum to the authorities, saying he should be elected prime minister in a vote by members of parliament on May 1.
Armenia's acting prime minister Karen Karapetyan rejects a proposal by opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan to hold talks on Friday amid anti-government protests.
Several thousand protesters took to the streets of the Armenian capital on Wednesday morning after talks between the opposition and the acting prime minister were called off.
Nikol Pashinyan says he will assume the responsibility of leadership if the people bestow it upon him after he led protests that forced Serzh Sargsyan to step down as prime minister.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan tells a national security council meeting that the protocols are annulled, the presidency press service said on Thursday.
Karen Karapetyan, an executive for the Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom, is likely to become the next prime minister of Armenia after receiving support from his party and the president.
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