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25 February 2010 [13:20]

New Turkish envoy, Crimean officials discuss future free zone

Turkey's new ambassador to Ukraine met with Crimean officials and discussed bilateral relations and a mutual free zone in any future.
25 February 2010 [13:05]

Turkey's well-known public figure Ihsan Dogramci passed away - UPDATE

The Turkish-Azerbaijani Friendship and Cooperation Fund chairman Ihsan Dogramaci has died at age of 95 years, CNN Turk reported.
25 February 2010 [12:47]

Turkish president, PM, General Staff to meet amid army coup plot charges

Turkey's president and PM will hold a meeting with the country's top military commander, a government source said.
25 February 2010 [12:36]

Iranian president blasts duplicity in fighting terror

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad censure what he describes as self-proclaimed anti-terror fighters for their double standards in countering terrorists.
25 February 2010 [11:58]

Russian diplomat: Russia not working on Iran sanctions

A senior Russian diplomat says his country will not support what he called crippling sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
25 February 2010 [11:07]

Armenia's opposition leader meets EU ambassadors

Armenia’s first President, leader of the opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC) Levon Ter-Petrosyan held a meeting on Feb. 24 with the Ambassador of the EU member-states to Armenia.
25 February 2010 [10:51]

Ukrainian Speaker: Georgia-Ukraine relations to develop further

Volodymyr Litvin, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada [Ukrainian Parliament], is sure that relations of Ukraine with Georgia and other countries will develop further.
25 February 2010 [10:33]

New Iran sanctions in 30-60 days, Clinton claims

UN Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expects the UN Security Council to impose new sanctions against Iran in the “next 30 to 60 days.”
25 February 2010 [10:12]

Turkish FM Davutoglu departs for Ukraine

25 February 2010 [09:45]

Iranian president departs for Syria

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad heading a delegation departed for Damascus, Syria, on Thursday morning.
24 February 2010 [21:55]

Leaders of Palestinian resistance groups to gather in Tehran

Heads of Palestinian armed resistance groups will meet in Tehran on Feb. 27-28 with the participation of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamadinjad.
24 February 2010 [21:36]

Iran border guards detain terrorist group members

Iranian security forces have arrested three members of a terrorist group in the northwestern city of Sardasht as they tried to cross over into the country.
24 February 2010 [21:27]

Turkish minister joins Turkey-Syria Business Forum

Turkish State Minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan participated in the "Turkey-Syria Business Forum" in Damascus on Wednesday.
24 February 2010 [20:52]

Journalist beaten up in Yerevan

On Feb. 24, photojournalist Gagik Shamshyan was beaten up just in front of the Armenian Prosecutor General’s Office.
24 February 2010 [20:44]

Detained Turkish officers testify to prosecutors

Prosecutors Wednesday questioned 20 former and active military personnel from a group of nearly 50 who were detained Monday for allegedly plotting a coup.
24 February 2010 [20:35]

Japan offers to enrich uranium for Iran

Japan has offered to enrich uranium for Iran allowing access to nuclear power by the Islamic Republic, the Nikkei business daily reports.
24 February 2010 [20:17]

Turkish journalist released in terror case

Aylin Duruoğlu, the Web coordinator of daily Vatan, was released pending trial Tuesday in the first hearing of the case in which she was charged of being a member of a terrorist organization.
24 February 2010 [19:57]

US opposes Iran's nuclear swap offer again

The United States has again opposed Iran's latest offer to the UN nuclear watchdog for the purchase of fuel it requires for a Tehran research reactor.
24 February 2010 [19:51]

Turkish father tells German court he stabbed daughter, 15, to death

A Turkish doner kebab vendor told a German court Wednesday how he stabbed his teenaged daughter 68 times in their home, but he denied the attack was an honour killing.
24 February 2010 [19:39]

Iran executes Jundullah' leaders' brother

This morning Iran has executed the Jundullah terrorist organization leader Abdolmalek Rigi's brother Abdulkhamid Rigi.
24 February 2010 [19:32]

Turkish official meets Chinese envoy over trade ties

Turkey and China will cooperate to further develop the commercial relations.
24 February 2010 [19:25]

Armenian Parliament passes bill on amendments to international treaties

Armenian Parliament passed a bill “On amendments and alterations to the Law on International Treaties” by 80 votes, with 5 against and 2 abstained in the first reading.
24 February 2010 [18:55]

Iran will host D8 ministerial summit

The first meeting of industry ministers of the developing eight Islamic countries (D8) will be held in Tehran from Feb. 27 to March 2.
24 February 2010 [18:50]

French Foreign Trade Minister to visit Turkey

French Foreign Trade Minister Anne-Marie Idrac will pay a formal visit to Turkey between February 25 and 26.
24 February 2010 [18:42]

Georgian PM Gilauri visits Qatar

Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri left for Qatar for a two-day visit on Feb. 24, the government’s press office reported.
24 February 2010 [18:23]

Armenian FM receives Algerian envoy

On Feb. 24, newly appointed Algerian Ambassador to Armenia Smail Chergui (residence-Moscow) presented his credentials to Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian.
24 February 2010 [18:06]

Iran, Armenia to construct oil pipleline, terminal

Iran plans to construct an oil pipeline and terminal on its border with Armenia to increase exports of oil products to the country.
24 February 2010 [17:46]

Interior Ministries of Georgia and Austria agree on cooperation

Interior Ministries of Georgia and Austria signed an agreement on cooperation.
24 February 2010 [17:24]

Iranian parliament speaker: Iran supports Japan's idea for convergence in Asia

Iran supported the idea of Asian convergence proposed by Japanese government, said visiting Speaker of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) Ali Larijani Wednesday morning.
24 February 2010 [16:24]

Iranian Defense Minister: Iran for sustainable regional peace

Iran's Defense Minister said Iran’s defense priority was to promote sustainable peace and tranquility in the region.
24 February 2010 [15:39]

Armenian PM invites Berlusconi to Yerevan

On Feb. 22, Armenian Ambassador to Italy Rouben Karapetyan met with Italian Secretary to the Council of Ministers (Government Undersecretary) Gianni Letta.
24 February 2010 [15:33]

Family of Georgian luger who died after Vancouver crash to sue International Olympic Committee

Family of 21-year old Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died in training right before the Olympics in Vancover, will sue the International Olympic Committee in a bid to receive compensation.
24 February 2010 [15:08]

Brazilian President: Isolating Iran will not help global peace

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva says world powers should avoid isolating Iran over its nuclear program, as it would not help secure global peace.
24 February 2010 [14:55]

Turkish court jails senior broadcast watchdog officials

A criminal court in Ankara sentenced Wednesday both the sitting and a former chief of Turkey's broadcast watchdog to prison for official misconduct.
24 February 2010 [14:49]

Georgia's railway delegation trips to France

The delegation of Georgian Railways is visiting France to discuss the project of modernization of Georgian Railway system.
24 February 2010 [14:25]

Iranian president: Islamic Revoluion seeking to correct whole world

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iranians were living at the very heart of an Islamic Revolution which is duty bound to correct the whole world and materialize the ideals of humanity.
24 February 2010 [14:16]

Turkish court formally charges 7 military officers in alleged coup plot

A Turkish court has formally charged and jailed seven senior Turkish military officers for allegedly plotting several years ago to overthrow the government.
24 February 2010 [14:07]

Georgian figure skater claims 9th place in Vancouver Olympics

Georgian figure skater Elene Gedevanishvili has taken ninth position after her brief program in the Vancouver`s Pacific Coliseum.
24 February 2010 [13:33]

Iran criticizes IAEA for neglect of duties

Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani has criticized the UN nuclear watchdog for failing to carry out its responsibilities to transfer know-how and technology to its member states.
24 February 2010 [13:15]

EP rapporteur says Turkey needs rapid judicial reform

European Parliament's rapporteur on Turkey expressed Tuesday the importance of the rapid implementation of a judicial reform process in Turkey.
24 February 2010 [13:10]

Georgian senior officials leave for Ukraine to attend Yanukovych's inauguration

Georgian parliament Speaker Davit Bakradze and Vice Speaker from the ruling party Mikheil Machavariani have left for Kiev to attend the inaugural ceremony of Ukraine's new President Viktor Yanukovych.
24 February 2010 [12:38]

Syria's capital hosts events to promote Turkish city

Syria's capital city Damascus is currently hosting a series of events aiming to promote Turkey's southern Mersin province.
24 February 2010 [12:05]

More White House bluster on Iran's nuclear program

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs has declared that the United States' "time and patience is running out" over Iran's nuclear program.
24 February 2010 [11:51]

Georgia's opposition leader boycotts self-government elections

The leader of the Democratic Movement - United Georgia, Nino Burjanadze has broken the silence and made her comments regarding the consultations, which have been underway since the past few days.
24 February 2010 [11:44]

Turkey, Spain agree on five-year multi-entry visa

Turkey and Spain agreed on Tuesday on granting five-year multi-entry visa to Turkish businessmen, academicians and artists who want to travel to Spain.
24 February 2010 [11:27]

Iran to issue $1 billion of energy bonds in coming days

The managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) says Iran will issue $1 billion of bonds to develop the South Pars field.
24 February 2010 [11:06]

Georgian parliament Speaker joins memo to turn Public TV into political channel

Georgian parliament Speaker Davit Bakradze and Director General of the Georgian Public Broadcast Gia Chanturia have signed the memorandum regarding reforming the GPB Channel Two into a political channel.
24 February 2010 [11:00]

Death toll increases in mine explosion in Turkey - UPDATED - PHOTOS

Death toll increased to 17 in mine explosion in northwestern province of Balikesir.
24 February 2010 [10:46]

Draft amendments to Law on International Agreements submitted to Armenian Parliament

On Feb. 23, the Armenian Parliament discussed draft amendments to the Law on International Agreements.
24 February 2010 [10:33]

Jundallah leader to be prosecuted soon in Iran

A senior Iranian Judiciary official says Jundallah terrorist group leader Abdolmalek Rigi will be prosecuted soon.
24 February 2010 [10:25]

Turkish, Nigerian businessmen meet in Abuja

Turkish and Nigerian businessmen met at "Trade Summit" in Abuja, capital city of Nigeria on Tuesday.
24 February 2010 [09:54]

Georgian Speaker, Foreign Minister hail U.S. support to Georgia

Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze and Speaker of the parliament Davit Bakradze have hailed the statement of support made by the U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton about Georgia.
24 February 2010 [09:25]

U.S. says time running out for Iran

23 February 2010 [21:08]

Turkish man to climb to Mount Everest for second time

Nasuh Mahruki, the first Turkish climber ever to summit Mount Everest, is set to try the roof of the world for a second time.
23 February 2010 [20:44]

China calls for diplomatic resolution on Iran

China has once again called for greater diplomatic efforts to resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear energy program, calling on all parties to "show flexibility."
23 February 2010 [20:26]

Al-Qaeda accuses Turkey of providing support in occupying Afghanistan

Key figure in the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization Ayman al-Zawahiri has accused Turkey of betraying the Islamic world and supporting Western countries in occupying Afghanistan.
23 February 2010 [20:05]

Iranian president vows 'crushing response' to attack

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has waned against an attack on Iran, saying any act of aggression against the country will be met with a crushing response.
23 February 2010 [19:57]

Turkey permits 14 channels to broadcast in different languages

Turkey's radio and television board allowed on Tuesday 14 TV and radio channels to broadcast in different languages and dialects.
23 February 2010 [19:22]

Iranian president: Over the past 30 years the United States has robbed other countries

Over the past 30 years the United States has taken $29 trillion from other countries. Mankind history doesn't know of such other cases, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said.
23 February 2010 [19:15]

Turkish PM praises strong Spanish backing for EU bid

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Spain never left Turkey alone in European Union (EU) process.