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06 February 2010 [10:20]

Turkey's new party BDP says to put distance between PKK

Turkey's Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party has pledged to be more cautious than a predecessor party banned last year for ties with separatist PKK.
06 February 2010 [09:55]

Saakashvili discussed cooperation issues with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, held a meeting with James Steinberg, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, and Phillip Gordon, Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs.
06 February 2010 [09:30]

Turkey's PM expected to visit France

05 February 2010 [19:29]

Residents of South Ossetia ask the USA no to arm Georgia

Residents of South Ossetia sent a letter to U.S. Senator Richard Lugar. They ask the USA to renounce plans to supply Georgia with armaments, as it can be used against region's civilians.
05 February 2010 [19:05]

Iran envisions NAM support on nuclear work

The Non-Aligned Movement is set to present the IAEA Board of Governors a declaration in support of Iran's nuclear program, a senior Iranian official says.
05 February 2010 [18:53]

Turkish Minister sees Cyprus as "education base"

Turkish National Education Minister Nimet Cubukcu said on Friday that Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was very suitable for being an education base.
05 February 2010 [18:35]

Turkey's top general in self-criticism over headscarf barring

Turkey's top general found barring Turkish PM's wife from entering a military hospital because of her headscarf "indefensible".
05 February 2010 [18:26]

Georgian journalist detained in Ukraine

Today Zurab Khvistiani, the journalist of Imedi [Georgian TV company], was detained by Ukrainian police in Borispol airport.
05 February 2010 [17:54]

Turkey's PM expected to visit France

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to make a trip to French capital Paris in April, diplomats said on Friday.
05 February 2010 [17:19]

Alternate Foreign Minister of Greece says Greek government wants cooperation with Turkey

Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas of Greece said on Thursday that the new Greek government, led by George Papandreou, wanted to boost cooperation spirit with Turkey.
05 February 2010 [16:25]

Turkish Foreign Minister sees "Turkish era" in PACE's new term

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met Thursday Mevlut Cavusoglu, newly-elected Turkish president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
05 February 2010 [16:15]

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State: U.S supports Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty

The United States supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg stated at the Tbilisi International Airport, leaving Georgia.
05 February 2010 [16:00]

Turkish industry minister to hold talks with Saudi officials

Turkish industry minister will travel to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday to hold formal talks.
05 February 2010 [15:50]

Former Pakistani diplomat supports Iran's peaceful nuclear program

Tariq Fatemi, a retired senior Pakistani diplomat supported Iran's right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful means.
05 February 2010 [15:40]

U.S. Foreign Affairs Committee schedules vote on Armenian "Genocide" resolution

U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Howard Berman (D-CA) has scheduled a vote of his panel on the Armenian "Genocide" Resolution, H.Res.252, for Thursday, March 4, reports the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
05 February 2010 [15:30]

NATO meeting begins in Turkey

05 February 2010 [14:43]

Armenia’s Healthcare Ministry to regulate price of pharmaceuticals

Armenia’s Ministry of Healthcare will focus on three main programs of activity this year, said Deputy Minister of Healthcare Tatul Hakobyan at a press conference today.
05 February 2010 [14:20]

Russian Deputy PM in Armenia

05 February 2010 [13:50]

Italy's ENI to pull out of Iran

05 February 2010 [13:07]

U.S. delegation arrived in Tbilisi

05 February 2010 [12:33]

Turkish President to visit India, Bangladesh next week

Turkish President Abdullah Gul will participate in a NATO event to take place Friday on the sidelines of informal two-day Istanbul meeting of NATO defense ministers.
05 February 2010 [12:27]

Georgian delegation headed for Munich

05 February 2010 [12:11]

'Russia guarantees delivery of S-300 system to Iran'

Iran's ambassador to Russia says Moscow has guaranteed that it will deliver the S-300 missile defense system to Iran.
05 February 2010 [12:05]

Turkish Minister says Eurasia very important over energy

Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said on Thursday that Eurasia was a very important region in regard to energy.
05 February 2010 [11:18]

Turkish State Minister sees Turkey resumed positive growth

Turkish State Minister for Economy & Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said on Thursday, "I think Turkey has resumed its positive growth as of the last quarter of 2009."
05 February 2010 [11:06]

US using anti-Iran disinfo to sell missile shield

The US has begun stepping up it's anti-Iran propaganda to justify its decision to deploy a missile shield in Europe.
05 February 2010 [10:37]

Georgian minister: Not pipeline, but ethnic Azerbaijanis living in Georgia link Azerbaijan and Georgia

Trend News interviewed Georgian State Reintegration Minister Temur Yakobashvili, who is on visit to Strasbourg.
05 February 2010 [10:27]

Iran, Pakistan review mutual cooperation, regional developments

Pakistani Parliament Speaker Ms. Fahmideh Mirza met on Thursday with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
05 February 2010 [10:20]

Turkey says to expand "zero problem policy" to Eurasia

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey is determined to expand its “zero problem-maximum cooperation policy” towards to Eurasia.
04 February 2010 [21:03]

Iranian Foreign Minister: Threat to Iran amounts to threat to Turkey

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and his Iranian counterpart, Manouchehr Mottaki, spoke to journalists at a joint press conference after their talks.
04 February 2010 [20:46]

China warns against talks of Iran sanctions

China has warned world powers against threatening Iran with sanctions over its nuclear energy program, saying such a move could prove to be counterproductive.
04 February 2010 [20:22]

Erdogan says regional countries trust in Turkey

Erdogan that all the countries in its region had confidence in Turkey and Turkey tried to use such trust for the foundation of regional peace.
04 February 2010 [20:00]

US interested in Turkey nuclear tender

U.S. companies would definitely be interested in building Turkey's first nuclear power plant if Turkey decides to renew a tender canceled last November, said top U.S. diplomat in Turkey.
04 February 2010 [19:51]

Armenia to introduce e-governance in 2012

The electronic governance will be introduced in Armenia in January 2012.
04 February 2010 [19:42]

Head of Venice Commission met with Georgia's Constitutional Commission

Head of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio says there are a lot of drawbacks in the Georgian constitution, which should be eradicated through consensus.
04 February 2010 [19:06]

Turkey grants $1 mln aid to Haiti

Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Osman Ulukan, coordinator for relations with Latin American countries, left for quake-devastated Haiti.
04 February 2010 [18:26]

Iran starts construction of two skyscrapers in Azerbaijan

An Iranian company will establish first skyscrapers in Azerbaijan.
04 February 2010 [18:13]

NATO meeting in Turkey

04 February 2010 [17:38]

Venice Commission advices Georgian gov't to keep power balance

Head of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio advises the Georgian government to keep the power balance.
04 February 2010 [17:13]

Workers in Turkey start one-day general strike

Workers in Turkey began a nation-wide one-day strike on Thursday to support workers of the Tobacco and Liquor Administration.
04 February 2010 [16:57]

Yerevan hosts int'l youth conference

An international conference “Youth Forum of the South Caucasus: Concept of NATO’s new strategy: what is our role?” is to open in Yerevan on Feb. 4.
04 February 2010 [16:46]

Georgian President debates ongoing reforms with Venice Commission chairperson

Georgian president hosted chairperson of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe Gianni Buquicchio at his president's residence on Feb. 4.
04 February 2010 [16:23]

Turkey's chief EU negotiator says Turkey must not take EU report seriously

Turkey should not take a recent report prepared by the European Parliament seriously, Turkish state minister and chief negotiator for European Union talks said Wednesday.
04 February 2010 [16:16]

White House calls Iran's rocket test-fire "provocative"

The White House said Wednesday Iran's test-firing of a satellite rocket is a "provocative act," and the United States urges Iran to "live up to its international obligations", Xinhua reported.
04 February 2010 [15:53]

Armenian PM says Armenia, Georgia maintain open dialogue

The problems of the Armenian population in Javakhk (a Georgian region densely populated with Armenians) were raised at the Jan. 26 sitting of the Armenian-Georgian intergovernmental commission.
04 February 2010 [15:35]

Turkish police arrest six after shots fired at US consulate in Adana

Turkish police arrested six suspects Wednesday, believed to be members of al-Qaeda, over shots fired at the U.S. consulate in the southern Turkish city of Adana, Anatolia news agency said.
04 February 2010 [15:20]

Quake hits Iran's Kerman province

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale jolted the Faryab town in the Kerman province of Iran this morning.
04 February 2010 [15:05]

Western Thrace Turks tell Erdogan of problems in Greece

The Turkish prime minister listened on Wednesday problems of Turks living in Western Thrace.
04 February 2010 [14:32]

Iran urged to submit 'updated' nuclear swap proposal

The West has urged Iran to submit a formal offer to the UN nuclear watchdog after the Iranian president said his government was ready to negotiate over a fuel swap deal.
04 February 2010 [14:12]

Turkish, Syrian state TVs to shoot documentaries

Directors of TRT and the Syrian TV will shoot documentaries in each other's countries.