Neither country’s parliament has approved the deal though.
Tensions between the two have risen recently, with Turkey last month threatening to expelthousands of illegal Armenian workers from the country.
That threat, from
Turkish Armenians hope for new era
Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their kin perished in a systematic extermination campaign during World War I as the Ottoman Empire fell apart.
Turkey counters that between 300,000 and 500,000 Armenians, and at least as many Turks, were killed in civil strife when Armenians rose up against their Ottoman rulers and sided with invading Russian forces.