January 13, 2007 -- Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey have reportedely agreed on the details of a project to lay a rail line from Turkey to Azerbaijan via Georgia.
The Interfax news agency quotes Georgian Economic Development Minister Giorgi Arveladze as saying the agreement was reached today in Tbilisi.
Such a rail link avoids Armenia, which lies between Turkey and Azerbaijan. Neither Turkey nor Azerbaijan have relations with Armenia due to their dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh, which is in Azerbaijan but is occupied by Armenians.
The new line is expected to be operational in two to three years.