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11 March 2010 [11:34]

Armenian President invites French leader to visit Armenia

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan invited his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy to pay a state visit to Armenia.
11 March 2010 [11:29]

Iran, Germany to expand cultural cooperation

Emphasis was made here Wednesday on need for expansion of cultural cooperation in a meeting between Iran’s CHHTO head and deputies and Vimar city officials.
11 March 2010 [11:21]

A Turning Point in Turkish American Public Advocacy

House Resolution 252 passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) by a vote of 23-22 after HFAC Chairman Howard Berman controversially extended the voting period thrice.
11 March 2010 [11:10]

British artist fined for "mocking" Turkish PM Erdogan

A British artist whose collage was found to have mocked Turkey's prime minister has been fined by a court in Istanbul.
11 March 2010 [10:53]

Iranian president back from Afghanistan

IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Tehran Wednesday night after his day-long visit of Afghanistan.
11 March 2010 [10:37]

Turkish officials lower quake death toll to 41

Turkish officials on Wednesday lowered the death toll in this week's magnitude 6 earthquake from 51 to 41.
11 March 2010 [10:27]

Georgia's Presidential Administration doesn't confirm Saakashvili - Obama meeting

The Georgian President's Administration is not confirming the information on the meeting between the Georgian and the US presidents yet.
11 March 2010 [10:09]

More Turkish soldiers arrested under coup plot

A Turkish court arrested three soldiers on Wednesday in an investigation over an alleged plot to topple the AK Party government.
11 March 2010 [09:57]

Obama vows to continue sanctions on Iran

Citing Iran "contrary" to U.S. interests, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will continue sanctions set by the previous administrations on Iran.
11 March 2010 [08:30]

Secretary general of PA of Turkic-speaking countries to attend Turkish parliament's anniversary

Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking countries (TurkPA) will participate in the anniversary of the Turkish Parliament.
10 March 2010 [19:33]

Albanian Defense Minister in Turkey for talks

Albanian Defense Minister Arben Imami met with Turkish National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul in Ankara on Wednesday.
10 March 2010 [19:03]

Iranian president calls US bluff on counter-terrorism

Iran's president says the US must explain what its troops are doing in Afghanistan, as catching terrorists only requires intelligence work not military deployments.
10 March 2010 [18:52]

US magazine includes Turkish FM in "Kissingers list"

U.S. Foreign Policy magazine included Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in its world's four Kissingers list.
10 March 2010 [18:41]

Turkey to act as coordinator on Europe's civil aviation trainings

European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Executive Board assigned Turkey as coordinator country on Europe's civil aviation trainings.
10 March 2010 [18:34]

Armenia's National Security Council chief meets CIS officials

On March 10, Armenian National Security Council Chief received a delegation headed by Chairman of the CIS Council's of border guard troops Executive Board, General-Colonel Alexander Manilov.
10 March 2010 [17:44]

Mayor of Turkish town murdered

10 March 2010 [17:19]

Georgia establishes diplomatic relations with Paraguay

Georgia has established diplomatic relations with Paraguay.
10 March 2010 [17:09]

Albania, Kyrgyzstan express sorrow over Turkey quake victims

Albanian and Kyrgyz statesmen offered their condolences for victims of a 6-magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey's eastern Elazig province on Monday.
10 March 2010 [17:05]

Young Iranians get marriage license

Iranian officials are to launch a series of online courses to promote marriage and sponsor premarital trainings according to the Iranian culture and Islamic standards.
10 March 2010 [16:53]

Georgian President to meet with U.S. President in April

This April Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia, will visit Washington D.C. with an official visit and will hold a meeting with the U.S. President.
10 March 2010 [16:33]

Turkey's FM to hold talks in Ireland

10 March 2010 [16:25]

Iranian FM: Important decision will be taken on Caspian Sea status soon

The Caspian countries' foreign ministers' next meeting is expected to take important decisions on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, Iranian Foreign Ministry Ramin Mehmanparast said.
10 March 2010 [15:53]

Turkey to launch nuclear power plant talks with South Korea

A group of Turkish officials from Energy Ministry are currently in Moscow for talks with Russian officials.
10 March 2010 [15:33]

New German Ambassador to Georgia to arrive in Tbilisi in late March

New German Ambassador to Georgia Ortwin Hennig, will arrive in Tbilisi, former Ambassador Patricia Flor, in Georgia, said.
10 March 2010 [15:13]

New earthquake jolts Turkey

10 March 2010 [15:10]

Israeli general renews threats against Iran

An Israel official has once again threatened Iran with military confrontation by repeating the famous phrase of "all options should remain on the table."
10 March 2010 [14:43]

Turkey's PM says proud of "Prize for Service to Islam" - PHOTOS

Turkey's prime minister was presented with the "King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam" at a ceremony held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
10 March 2010 [14:35]

Ahmadinejad in Kabul, sees US-led force root of turmoil

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has left Tehran for Kabul leading a high-ranking delegation on his first official visit to Afghanistan since the re-election of Hamid Karzai as president.
10 March 2010 [14:26]

Georgian President hosts OSCE PA President in Batumi

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili hosted President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Joao Soares in Batumi, Adjara Region on Macrh 9.
10 March 2010 [14:10]

Turkey expects Germany to return historical artifact

Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay on Tuesday urged German officials to return in the shortest possible time a historical artifact to Turkey.
10 March 2010 [13:57]

Armenian President to visit Romania

In connection with termination of his diplomatic mission, Ambassador of Armenia in Romania Yeghishe Sargsyan met with President of Romania Traian Basescu.
10 March 2010 [13:51]

Georgia's parliametary speaker meets with Polish President

Georgian Parliamentary Speaker Davit Bakradze met with President of Poland Lech Kachinsky in Warsaw on March 9.
10 March 2010 [13:39]

Iranian president visits Afghanistan

10 March 2010 [13:15]

Armenia, Poland discuss mutual cooperation

On March 9, Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan met with the newly appointed Polish Ambassador to Armenia Zdzislaw Raczynski.
10 March 2010 [13:10]

Turkish PM: Iran sanctions will not yield results

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that imposing additional sanctions on Iran over its uranium enrichment program will not yield any results.
10 March 2010 [13:00]

Quake hits Iranian province

10 March 2010 [11:23]

Georgian President once again accuses opposition of treason

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili considers some opposition members' contacts with Russia a betrayal of national interests of the country.
10 March 2010 [11:19]

Armenian President signs law enabling country to withdraw from international treaties

On March 6, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan signed amendments to the Law on International Treaties approved by the National Assembly (Parliament).
10 March 2010 [11:14]

Brazilian president: Iran sanctions could lead to war

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has warned that imposing new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program would be a very dangerous step.
10 March 2010 [11:00]

Turkey pledges safer homes after quake

Turkey's leaders pledged Tuesday to build quake-proof homes after a magnitude 6 temblor shattered mud-brick homes in the eastern part of the country, killing 51 people. Still, similar promises after devastating earthquakes in the west in 1999 have had limited impact.
10 March 2010 [10:35]

OSCE PA may adopt special resolution on Georgia's break-away regions

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly may adopt special resolution on break-away territories of Georgia.
10 March 2010 [10:27]

Israeli envoy: Anti-Iran plot failing

Israel's UN ambassador says the prospects for imposing crippling sanctions on Iran are “grim” because Russia and China insist on diplomacy to solve the dispute over Iran's nuclear program.
10 March 2010 [10:10]

Georgian President: Georgia is Switzerland with elements of Singapore

President Saakashvili said on March 9 that Georgia was moving towards becoming “Switzerland of this region with elements of Singapore.”
10 March 2010 [09:55]

China insists on need for diplomacy on Iran

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang says Beijing insists that diplomacy is the only way to end the standoff over Iran's nuclear program.
10 March 2010 [09:47]

Turkish Parliament Speaker meets Albanian delegation

Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin received a delegation led by Albanian Parliament Speaker Jozefina Topalli in Ankara on Tuesday.
09 March 2010 [20:17]

Turkey not to return US envoy until Armenia's signal

Turkey said on Tuesday it will not send its ambassador back to Washington until it gets a clear sign on the fate of a U.S. resolution on Armenian 1915 allegations.
09 March 2010 [20:00]

Turkey says Israel "accepts Syria mediation"

Turkish prime minister said, "that Israel has accepted that Turkey will again mediate talks with Syria and we will assess it."
09 March 2010 [19:40]

Armenian Security Council discusses Armenia-NATO cooperation

At its March 9 sitting, the interagency commission in charge of the 2009 Armenia-NATO Individual Partnership Program reported that the program was effectively implemented.
09 March 2010 [19:35]

Iranian Dzhamaran missile system destroyer tested

Iran successfully tested the missile system NUR of ground-to-ground class in the Persian Gulf, located on recently commissioned destroyer Dzhamaran.
09 March 2010 [19:30]

Turkish Minister to join economic meeting in Algeria

Turkish State Minister Cevdet Yilmaz departed for Algeria on Tuesday.
09 March 2010 [19:20]

Georgia's political party leader leaves for Moscow

Movement for Just Georgia leader Zurab Noghaideli again headed for Moscow.
09 March 2010 [19:05]

Iran warns several magazines and a newspaper

The Iranian Culture Ministry's Media Control Department warned 17 known pro-governmental and opposition periodical printed publications.
09 March 2010 [18:47]

Iran's navy successfully test-fires Nour missile

In February, Iran's Navy launched the first indigenously designed and developed guided missile destroyer Jamaran in the presence of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
09 March 2010 [18:36]

Turkish Cypriot PM: Cyprus problem remains unsolved

Greek Cypriot intransigence is hindering a solution to the island’s problems, the prime minister of northern Cyprus said during a press conference in Istanbul on Tuesday.
09 March 2010 [18:09]

Turkey not to compromise over 'genocide' issue

Turkey will continue consultations concerning the resolution on "Armenian genocide" approved by the committee of the U.S. Congress, by excluding any compromise on this issue, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said at a press conference in Ankara.