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Turkey prepares for historic peace


Turkey and Armenia are preparing to sign a historic agreement normalising relations between them after a century of hostility.

Turkey has resisted widespread calls for it to recognise the mass killing of Armenians in World War I as an act of genocide, and protests have taken place in Armenia ahead of the signing.

Jonathan Head reports from Istanbul.


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