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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.
04 February 2010 [14:05]

Windstorm ruined building injuring four in Batumi

Sudden windstorm ruined two floors of a 14-storey building in Batumi on Feb. 3.
04 February 2010 [13:47]

Turkey, Iran sign JEC protocol

Turkish Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin and Motaki also signed the "Judicial Cooperation Agreement" prior to the signing of the protocol.
04 February 2010 [13:33]

Israel threatens to 'use force' against Iran

Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon says Israel might use force to prevent Iran from developing "nuclear weapons", a claim Iran vehemently rejects.
04 February 2010 [13:06]

Armenian defense minister heads to France

On Feb. 3, Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan hosted French Ambassador to Armenia Serge Smessow.
04 February 2010 [12:44]

Paris court to consider Georgia's claim to Eutelsat

On Feb. 4, arbitrage of Paris will start hearings of the Public Broadcaster's of Georgia claim to Eutelsat, the French satellite company.
04 February 2010 [12:32]

Turkish energy minister says Turkey, Azerbaiajn have agreed on natural gas price

Turkey's energy minister said Wednesday that Turkey and Azerbaijan agreed on price of natural gas imported from Azerbaijan.
04 February 2010 [12:07]

Saudi Arabia: No specific arrangements with Iran

Saudi Arabia has declared that it will not make “special arrangements” with Iran in order to resume Iranians' pilgrimage to Mecca.
04 February 2010 [11:34]

Georgia has highest mobile comunication tariffs in post-Soviet area

Georgia is on the first place for high tariffs for mobile communication among post-soviet countries.
04 February 2010 [11:23]

Heavy snowfall blocks roads in Turkish cities

Heavy snowfall and freezing weather conditions have paralyzed life and traffic in most parts of Turkey.
04 February 2010 [10:56]

Clinton urges release of Americans detained in Iran

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called ay on Iran to "unilaterally release" three hikers and other Americans in Iranian custody.
04 February 2010 [10:23]

Turkish official: No problem in Turkey's Armenia initiative

Turkish official says Armenia's Turkey initiative was in trouble after a verdict of the Armenian Constitutional Court.
04 February 2010 [09:57]

Georgian President promises to send his monthly salary to two schools

Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia, promises to transfer his monthly salary to two schools in Tbilisi he attended.
04 February 2010 [09:44]

Attack on Iran could backfire, Petraeus says

Chief of US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus says any military action against Iran could backfire by increasing “nationalist tendencies” in the country.
03 February 2010 [21:17]

Russia, UK welcome Iran readiness for nuclear swap

Russia and Britain said Wednesday that they would welcome Iran's readiness to accept a proposal aimed at ending the standoff over its nuclear program as a "positive sign."
03 February 2010 [21:09]

Georgia calls on break away S. Ossetia to release detained Georgian

Georgian Interior Ministry called on the authorities in breakaway South Ossetia to immediately release a Georgian man, who was arrested after accidentally crossing the region’s administrative border.
03 February 2010 [20:38]

US: P5+1 to discuss Iran sections soon

The United States has said that the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) are scheduled to talk on imposing sanctions on Iran in a few days' time.
03 February 2010 [20:16]

Turkish, Iranian Ministers meet for economic committee

Senior Turkish and Iranian officials have gathered in a meeting of an economic committee of the two countries which aims to boost cooperation in trade relations.
03 February 2010 [20:00]

Ahmadinejad hails Iran's aerospace achievements

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls for national celebration as Iranian scientists launch the country's third satellite carrier into space with living organisms aboard.
03 February 2010 [19:43]

Council of Europe to discuss state strategy on occupied territories

Temur Iakobashvili, State Minister for Reintegration Issues, left for Strasbourg where he will present the state strategy of Georgia regarding the occupied territories to the Council of Europe.
03 February 2010 [19:26]

Armenian PM: Armenia places great imporance on ties with China

On Feb. 3, Armenian PM Tigran Sargsyan received outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Armenia Hong Jiuyin.
03 February 2010 [19:08]

NATO defense ministers to meet in Turkey

The informal meeting of NATO defense ministers will begin in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday.
03 February 2010 [18:57]

Iran to issue 8bn euros in bonds for oil projects

The Iranian government has directed the Oil Ministry to issue 8 billion euros in bonds to finance oil and gas projects in the country.
03 February 2010 [18:50]

Infant catches swine flu in Georgia

A two-month-old infant has been hospitalized from the Kakheti Region to Tbilisi late last night.
03 February 2010 [18:31]

Turkey extends anti-piracy Somali mission

The parliament approved a motion submitted the government to extend the mandate for an extra year as of February 1, 2010.
03 February 2010 [18:26]

Armenian gov't proposes new tax bill

The Armenian government has proposed a new set of taxes, of which the land and property tax will be considered obligatory.
03 February 2010 [18:13]

US: No talks with Iran on prisoner swap

The US White House has reacted to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's remarks, saying it had held no discussion with Iran about a possible prisoner swap.
03 February 2010 [18:07]

Russian Patriarch wants Georgia-Russia churches to improve relations between two states

Russian Patriarch Kiril says the Orthodox Churches of Georgia and Russia should do their best to leave the hard times of the conflict between the two people in the past and improve relations.
03 February 2010 [17:33]

Turkish Airlines to grow despite recession

Turkey's flagship carrier Turkish Airlines, or THY, was one of three European airlines to post increases in passenger boardings in 2009.
03 February 2010 [17:28]

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State to visit Armenia

On Feb. 4-5, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg will pay a visit to Armenia and Georgia, according to the U.S. Department of State.
03 February 2010 [16:54]

Tbilisi airport paralyzed due to dense fog

All flights have been delayed due to the dense fog in Tbilisi.
03 February 2010 [16:36]

PACE elections cause new tension between Turkey's gov't, opposition

The election of Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, a ruling party member, to head the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, or PACE, has triggered a new row between the government and the opposition parties.