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Turkish President To Visit Armenia For Soccer Match

ANKARA -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul will visit Armenia on Septeber 6 for a soccer match, the president's office has said, in a major diplomatic step for the two states, which have no diplomatic ties.

Turkey severed diplomatic relations with Armenia in protest against Yerevan's control of Nagorno-Karabakh region over which Armenia fought Turkey's ally Azerbaijan in a war in the 1990s.

Armenia and Turkey will play against each other in the Armenian capital Yerevan on September 6 in a qualifying match for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.