Dunya Gazetesi, Turkey Jan 19 2005 VAT meetin cancelled, Russia wants to act as a mediator between Turkey and Armenia 19/01/2005 10:47:58 Geri dön gönder yazýcý The Viennese Armenian-Turkish Platform (VAT) yesterday announced that it would not carry through its starting initiative "The First Viennese Armenian-Turkish Round Table" originally planned for spring 2005. The reason is that the Armenian side has failed to provide the platform with the necessary confirmation as agreed in August 2004. The Turkish side accepted to participate in the dialogue, in which each part was supposed to present 180 documents on the year 1915 showing their understanding of the so-called Armenian genocide. In July 2004, the first 100 documents each from the Armenian and Turkish side were exchanged to get the dialogue started. The VAT was founded by four Austrian historians as a neutral platform serving as an intermediary for Turkish and Armenian researchers scientifically investigating the Armenian-Turkish Question. In related news, the Moscow radio yesterday announced that the Russian Federation is ready to act as a mediator between Turkey and Armenia as well as the guarantor of any possible agreement to be signed between the two countries.