One year has passed since the Nagorno-Karabakh war and there are hints that diplomatic ties could be built.
Experts say both could benefit economically and geopolitically if they follow up on pledges towards normalisation.
Devastating wildfires have burned forests and villages, killing at least eight and burned through huge tracts of land.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has annulled Turkey’s ratification of the Istanbul Convention.
Having won the snap poll, the leader may usher in a period of easier relations with neighbours, say analysts.
Pashinyan wants to extend his leadership, but after losing a war to Azerbaijan last year, he faces a tough challenge.
Mass fish deaths have been observed with ecological experts warning of a possible disease outbreak such as cholera.
The opening coincided with the anniversary of massive anti-government protests in 2013 at nearby Gezi Park.
Many Istanbul shops already choosing to ignore a nightly curfew in a bid to tackle mounting debts.
While new restrictions were imposed, experts accuse the gov’t of concealing the real magnitude of the pandemic.