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18 January 2010 [10:25]

One Turkish soldier killed in PKK skirmish

A soldier was killed in a skirmish with suspected PKK militants in Batman Sunday morning.
18 January 2010 [09:50]

Drug smugglers kill 3 police officers in SE Iran

Three Iranian road traffic police officers have been killed by drug traffickers on the Zahedan-Khash road in southeastern Iran.
18 January 2010 [08:40]

Turkey's PM says Ayalon crossed the line over new Israeli threat

Turkish Turkey's PM says Ayalon crossed the line over new Israeli threat Erdogan said, "Ayalon crossed the line. We, as govenment, accepts Barak's statements on the issue.
16 January 2010 [15:52]

Turkey's Davutoglu meets Serbia's Tadic

Turkish PM Davutoglu was received by Serbia's President Tadic in Belgrade.
16 January 2010 [15:30]

Iran dispatches humanitarian aid to Haiti

Iran's Red Crescent society says it has dispatched about 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid including food, tents and medicine to quake-ridden Haiti.
16 January 2010 [15:12]

Turkish FM holds phone calls with Lavrov on Bosnia, Serbia

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had a phone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
16 January 2010 [14:51]

Iran's police pledges security for scientists

Iran's Police Force has vowed to protect Iranian scientists and researchers against attempts made on their lives by providing the necessary security provisions.
16 January 2010 [14:21]

Turkish PM to meet Greek President

16 January 2010 [13:54]

One Georgian suffers in Haiti earthquake

One Georgian suffered from the earthquake in Haiti, the Shamanauri family told journalists.
16 January 2010 [13:41]

Birthrate increase registered in Armenia

According to Armenian Justice Ministry, 44,999 children were born in Armenia in 2009.
16 January 2010 [13:16]

Iran, Libya discuss oil and gas projects

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says the Islamic Republic and Libya will set up economic, political and cultural committees to promote bilateral ties.
16 January 2010 [13:07]

Turkey-Pakistan CEO forum held in Istanbul

The chief minister of Pakistani province of Punjab said that Turkey's performance constituted the best model for them.
16 January 2010 [12:28]

Iranian leader offers condolences over scientist terror

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei offered Friday his condolences over the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist.
16 January 2010 [12:17]

Minister says EU's visa limits for Turkish businessmen "unfair"

Pointing to the 3 million Turks living in Germany, Caglayan said, "We are not aware of our strength".
16 January 2010 [11:46]

U.S. President Obama won Georgian award

U.S. President Barack Obama won the "World Etalon Politician" award of Gocha Tkeshelashvili Etalon Media research-scientific group and support of Mze TV company.
16 January 2010 [11:07]

Speaker of Armenian parliament to trip to Egypt

On Jan. 16, Armenian National Assembly Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan will pay an official visit to Egypt.
16 January 2010 [10:54]

Turkey, Pakistan sign $100 mln-business deals

Turkish and Pakistani firms have signed business deals worth of 100 million USD.
16 January 2010 [10:47]

Iranian FM in Pakistan for tri-lateral security talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki arrived in Islamabad early on Saturday to attend a meeting with his Afghan and Pakistani counterparts.
16 January 2010 [10:23]

New chief of Georgia's Central Election Commitee elected

At a plenary sitting the Parliament of Georgia elected new chairman of the Central Electoral Commission.
16 January 2010 [10:12]

Turkish companies to take part in international exhibition in Armenia

Over 30 Turkish construction companies are expected to take part in the international exhibition “The Caucasus: construction and renovation 2010” to be held in Yerevan on April 2-4, 2010.
16 January 2010 [09:35]

Israel's Barak protested, arrest warrant asked in Turkey

Turkish human rights groups issued a formal request for arrest warrant against Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak upon landing in Turkey.
16 January 2010 [08:40]

Iran Six gears up for meeting in New York

The Iran Six will meet on Saturday in New York for another round of consultations on the controversial Iranian nuclear program.
16 January 2010 [08:30]

Turkey, Spain discuss possible chapters to be opened

Turkey and Spain discussed Wednesday possible chapters to be opened in the accession negotiations under the Spanish EU Presidency.
15 January 2010 [19:08]

Turkey's finance minister says not to attend Davos meeting

Turkey's finance minister said that he would not attend this year's Davos Economic Forum.
15 January 2010 [18:42]

Turkey reveals 2009 budget deficit as $34.8 bln

The Turkish finance minister announced on Friday the year-end (2009) budget deficit as 34.8 billion USD.
15 January 2010 [18:37]

Armenia needs to develop its capital market

Development of capital market will enable Armenian companies to access other funding sources, according to Valeriu Razlog, Head of EBRD Yerevan office.
15 January 2010 [17:55]

Armenia to become an industrially oriented country

In its Thursday session, Armenian Government approved the country’s industrial development concept.
15 January 2010 [17:39]

Turkey's PM to go on tour of UAE, Saudi Arabia

Erdogan will go on a tour of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia on January 17 and 20, 2010.
15 January 2010 [17:32]

President: Iran's nuclear achievements will make enemies surrender

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that Iran's nuclear achievements will make the enemies surrender.
15 January 2010 [17:24]

Italy will be promoted in Turkey in 2010, envoy says

Turkey is making preparations to celebrate 2012 as the "Year of Turkey in Italy."
15 January 2010 [17:14]

Georgia ready to consider Ukrainian president's initiative

Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine, initiates the summoning of international tribunal over crimes of Communism.
15 January 2010 [16:55]

US spokesman praises Turkey's role in Middle East

A spokesman with the U.S. State Department has said Washington attached importance to Turkey's role in issues related to Middle East.
15 January 2010 [16:44]

Iran will send aid to Haiti

Chairman of the Red Crescent Society of Iran Masoud Khatami reported that the society will send its aids for victims of earthquakes in Haiti, the Iranian television channels official website reported.
15 January 2010 [16:33]

Turkey says October unemployment rate 13 percent

Turkish Board of Statistics said Friday unemployment rose by 1.8 percent over the same period in 2008.
15 January 2010 [16:15]

Iran police observes text messages and emails

Iran police will observe text messages and emails that encourage protests and rioters, Tehran police chief said.
15 January 2010 [15:58]

Swiss foreign minister arrives in Georgia

Micheline Calmy-Rey, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, will pay a visit to Georgia on Jan. 15.
15 January 2010 [15:44]

Turkey forecasts $17.3 bln-public investments in 2010

Turkey forecasts 17.3 billion USD of public investments in 2010.
15 January 2010 [15:35]

Iran-Saudi Arabia come to blows over Yemen

Saudi Arabia has denied being involved in a military offensive against Houthi fighters in Northern Yemen after Iran's president slammed the country over the issue.
15 January 2010 [15:19]

Soldier from Abkhazia requests asylum in Georgia

Soldier from Abkhazia turned to the government of Georgia asking to grant him asylum.
15 January 2010 [14:53]

Chinese Huawei says to invest over $50 mln in Turkey

Huawei plans to inaugurate the research & development center on January 21 in Umraniye district in Istanbul.
15 January 2010 [14:36]

Batumi energy conference participants support White Stream

Participants of international conference in Batumi, devoted to development of Southern energy corridor, adopted a joint statement.
15 January 2010 [13:52]

First Turkish-Croatian-Bosnian meeting takes place in Zagreb

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met Thursday in Zagreb with his counterparts from Croatia and from Bosnia and Herzegovina in an effort to overcome the latter’s political stalemate.
15 January 2010 [13:37]

Iraq, China, UAE main target markets for Iranian products

Iran Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) announced that Iraq, China and UAE have been top three markets for Iranian products during the first 9 months of the current Iranian fiscal year (started March 20, 2009).
15 January 2010 [12:56]

Turkish Ministers leaves for Spain for talks

Turkey's Chief Negotiator for EU Talks Egemen Bagis and Energy Minister Taner Yildiz departed from Istanbul for Spain on Thursday.
15 January 2010 [12:44]

U.S. senator McCain admires Saakashvili and Georgia

John McCain, ex-presidential candidate of the USA, who recently visited Georgia, admires both the country and its leader.
15 January 2010 [12:33]

Iraq: Oil well dispute with Iran to be resolved soon

Iraq's President Jalal Talabani says the dispute between Tehran and Baghdad over the Fakkeh oil well will soon be settled.
15 January 2010 [12:27]

Turkey to send mobile hospital, aid to Haiti

Turkey will send mobile hospital and humanitarian aid to Haiti, the Prime Ministry said on Friday.
15 January 2010 [11:15]

Iran FM arrives in Libya for talks

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says the Islamic Republic and Libya have common views on regional issues.
15 January 2010 [11:08]

Unprecedented security measures in Georgian schools

Unprecedented security measures are underway in Georgian schools due to deterioration of crime situation.
15 January 2010 [10:53]

Chinese police delegation in Turkey for meetings

An eight member delegation from the Chinese Beijing Police Department has arrived in western province of Izmir on Thursday.
15 January 2010 [10:37]

Armenian president to visit Russia

On Jan. 18, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan will pay a visit to Russia upon invitation of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
15 January 2010 [10:25]

Iran to try 16 people over Ashura unrest

Iran's judiciary says it has forwarded the cases of sixteen individuals indicted in connection with the Ashura riot in Tehran to the Revolution Court.
15 January 2010 [10:18]

Batumi conference participants confirm territorial integrity of forum participating countries

Energy conference in Batumi attended by senior officials from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Ukraine, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Belarus and the EU has ended.
15 January 2010 [09:45]

Turkish economy minister says not to join Davos meeting

Turkish economy minister says he will not participate in this year's Davos Economic Forum.
15 January 2010 [08:55]

Turkish leaders express sorrow to Haiti

Turkish dignitaries expressed their sorrow and condolences to their Haitian counterparts after the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12.
15 January 2010 [08:37]

PM: Georgia to propose new transit route of Caspian gas to Europe

Georgia for the first time intends to officially announce new routes of transportation of Caspian gas to Europe, Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri told reporters in Batumi on Jan. 14.
14 January 2010 [18:43]

Georgia to send rescuers to quake-hit Haiti

Georgia will send a group of 10 rescuers to Haiti, the country, which suffered after devastating earthquake, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said.
14 January 2010 [18:19]

Turkish, Bosnian, Croatian FMs start consultation meeting

Turkish, Bosnian and Croatian foreign ministers gathered in Zagreb for a consultation meeting Thursday in capital Zagreb.
14 January 2010 [18:06]

Iran: Hidden agenda behind border instability

An Iranian Foreign Ministry official says there is a hidden agenda behind the recent destabilizing measures on Iran's eastern borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan.
14 January 2010 [17:57]

Davutoglu says Israel's apology meets Turkey's demand

The Turkish foreign minister said on Wednesday that Israel's letter of apology was in line with Turkey's requests.
14 January 2010 [17:13]

Pentagon: No evidence that Iran seeking nukes

The Pentagon's top intelligence official says there is no evidence that Iran is planning to build nuclear weapons.
14 January 2010 [16:57]

Turkish Red Crescent to aid quake devastated Haitians

The Turkish Red Crescent, or Kızılay, is on its way to quake devastated Haili where 52 Turkish policemen have survived a 7.0 earthquake.
14 January 2010 [16:43]

Georgia sends cooperation plan 2010 to NATO

Georgia has sent new cooperation plan for 2010 to the NATO headquarters.
14 January 2010 [16:39]

Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan leaves for Nakhchivan

Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan Mahammad Bagir Bahrami has triped to country's Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, spokesman for the embassy Abbas Isgandari said
14 January 2010 [16:28]

Turkey, Russia sign joint declaration on energy cooperation

Executives of the two countries said they would sign a final declaration on establishment of nuclear power plant in Turkey if they reached a compromise.