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06 April 2010 [09:35]

Turkish PM to join closing ceremony of Turkey events in France

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to France on Tuesday to meet French President Nicolas Sarkozy and take part at the closing ceremony of the "Season of Turkey" events in Paris.
06 April 2010 [09:26]

Russia says diplomacy with Iran still viable

Moscow still hopes that a diplomatic solution to the "standoff over Iran's nuclear program" will work, Russia's deputy foreign minister says.
06 April 2010 [09:07]

Armenia to attend international economic forum in Tbilisi

The 4th international Economic Development Forum will be held in Tbilisi April 7-10.
06 April 2010 [08:54]

Aussie consortium to develop Iranian oil fields

Iran is to sign a contract with an Iranian-Australian consortium for the development of three onshore oil fields, says a senior official of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).
05 April 2010 [18:39]

Turkish organization to send letter to U.S President on eve of April 24th

Day of Remembrance for the victims of the so-called "Armenian genocide", the Turkish Group ASIMED will send a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama not to pronounce the "genocide" word.
05 April 2010 [18:05]

Turkish Prime Minister to join closing ceremony of Turkey events in France

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to France on Tuesday to meet French President Nicolas Sarkozy and take part at the closing ceremony of the "Season of Turkey" events in Paris.
05 April 2010 [17:54]

Turkish-Azeri firm says targets $400 mln of annual turnover

DHT Holding's Turkish-Azerbaijan joint venture company, DHT Metal, targets to sell 450,000 tons of iron-steel and reach 400 million USD of annual turnover.
05 April 2010 [17:38]

Iran to privatize over 500 state-owned firms

The deputy head of Iran's Privatization Organization has announced that the country aims to raise some $12.5 billion by privatizing more than 500 state-owned firms.
05 April 2010 [17:12]

Georgian Patriarch calls on government to defend prisoners' rights

Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia Illia the Second asks Government to create the system more defending prisoners' rights.
05 April 2010 [16:44]

Iranian Foreign Minister flies to Italy to pursue Masoumi-Nejad's fate

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki is slated to meet the family of Hamid Masoumi-Nejad, a veteran Iranian reporter jailed in Italy on charges of arms trafficking, in Italy.
05 April 2010 [16:37]

Turkish Defense Minister meets Ethiopian counterpart

Turkish National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul met with Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa of Ethiopia in Ankara on Monday.
05 April 2010 [15:50]

Turkish Foreign Minister meets with Iraqi Vice President

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with Iraqi Vice President Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Ankara on Monday.
05 April 2010 [15:42]

U.S. allocates Georgia $8 million for military needs

Georgia and five more countries will receive financial aid from the U.S. for participation in Afghan mission.
05 April 2010 [15:22]

Iran says legality of N-plans "beyond any doubt"

Iran says the legality of its enrichment activities is “beyond reasonable doubt” as world powers explore ways to apply new sanctions on the country in a matter of weeks.
05 April 2010 [15:13]

European Commissioner for Enlargement to visit Tbilisi

EU Commissioner for Enlargement and the European Neighborhood Policy Štefan Fule will visit Tbilisi on Apr. 7-9.
05 April 2010 [14:51]

Four Armenians killed in LA restaurant shooting

Authorities have identified the four men killed in a shooting at a San Fernando Valley restaurant, as the search for the gunman continues.
05 April 2010 [13:53]

Turkey's Arabic TV begins broadcasting

Turkey's state-run Radio and TV Corp. (TRT) has launched a new TV channel broadcasting in Arabic.
05 April 2010 [13:06]

Iranian president asks Majlis to review subsidy reform plan

After the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) rejected the government's subsidy reform plan, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls on the legislative body to make a revision in the bill.
05 April 2010 [11:47]

Iran international nuclear disarmament summit widely welcomed

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says Tehran's international conference on nuclear disarmament has been widely welcomed.
05 April 2010 [10:55]

Iranian Parliament vows cooperation with government

After the Leader of the Islamic Revolution highlighted the significance of implementing the approved subsidy reform bill, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani vows to cooperate with the government.
05 April 2010 [10:46]

Turkey changed its ambassador to Israel

Turkish ambassador to Israel Oğuz Çelikkol has been replaced by Kerim Uras following the low seat crisis between Turkey and Israel.
05 April 2010 [10:19]

Turkish court orders rearrest of coup plot officers

An Istanbul court ordered on Sunday the rearrest of 19 serving and retired military officers charged over an alleged plot to overthrow the government.
05 April 2010 [10:16]

Iran plays down significance of UN sanctions

Amid US calls for swift UN sanctions against Iran, a senior lawmaker says Western powers should have learned by now the "futility" of any economic measure against Tehran over its nuclear work.
05 April 2010 [09:50]

Turkish Premier Meets With Qatari Crown Prince

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Crown Prince Shaikh Tamim bin Tamim Hamad al-Thani of Qatar on Sunday.
05 April 2010 [09:15]

Iran complains over FIFA ban on hijab

Iran has sent letters to five international sports organizations to complain about FIFA's decision to ban Iranian women footballers from wearing hijab.
05 April 2010 [08:53]

Georgian President pardons 431 convicts

The President pardoned 431 convicts, 37 out of which are women on April 3.
05 April 2010 [08:45]

Debate on Turkey reforms to begin this week

Debates on the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's constitutional amendment package will begin this week.
05 April 2010 [08:37]

West Azerbaijan to host Iranian president on April 7

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is planned to visit West Azarbaijan province next Wednesday to pay his third round of provincial tours there, an official said Monday.
03 April 2010 [21:28]

Germany's Westerwelle lauds Turkey's role as mediator

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Turkey had an important mediation role in promoting peace, according to a newspaper interview released Saturday.
03 April 2010 [13:25]

Iranian Foreign Minister: Iran strongly supports nukes annihilation

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Friday that Iran and Gabon strongly support the annihilation of nuclear weapons across the world.
03 April 2010 [13:12]

Turkish PM Erdogan due to Bosnia and France

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay formal visits to Bosnia-Herzegovina and France.
03 April 2010 [12:55]

Armenian Prime Minister hospitalized

03 April 2010 [12:48]

Washington pleased with the return of Turkish envoy

Spokesman of the United States Department of State, Philip Crowley, said Friday the U.S. was pleased with Turkey's decision to send back Ambassador Namik Tan to Washington, D.C.
03 April 2010 [12:36]

Obama seeks pressuring Iran to draw response

President Obama accused Iran of seeking to destabilize the Middle East by "trying to develop the capacity to develop nuclear weapons."
03 April 2010 [12:23]

France wants to promote economic ties with Turkey

France said it wanted to promote economic ties with Turkey with Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan's upcoming visit.
03 April 2010 [11:56]

Iran's FM to visit Senegal

03 April 2010 [11:13]

Turkish FM: No nuclear weapons in Middle East

There must not be nuclear weapons in the Middle East, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in an interview with Italian weekly newspaper L'Espresso.
03 April 2010 [10:33]

Iran supports universal denuclearization

On Friday, a senior Iranian official said, that the country supports global nuclear disarmament amid Western accusations that Tehran seeks to develop atomic bombs.
03 April 2010 [10:15]

Turkish Prime Minister receives Head of OIC

Turkey's prime minister met with the head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in capital Ankara on Friday.
03 April 2010 [10:08]

International Maritime Organization sends note to Georgian Foreign Ministry

According to the Foreign Ministry of Georgia, the International Maritime Organization to the Note, sent on March 5.
03 April 2010 [09:41]

Iranian cleric says Iran sanctions will harm West

On Friday, an Iranian cleric said the Western propaganda campaign against Iran over its nuclear program will only increase the country's popularity.
03 April 2010 [09:22]

Vodka production decreased in Armenia

Brandy production in Armenia increased by 3.1 percent this Jan.-Feb. compared with same period in 2009.
02 April 2010 [18:19]

Turkey police detain some workers in TEKEL protest

Turkish police took 15 people into custody during a protest of the workers of Turkey's tobacco and liquor monopoly in capital Ankara on Friday.
02 April 2010 [17:32]

IMF mission to visit Turkey only for article 4 consultations

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said Friday that an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission would visit Turkey on May 12 or 13 only for article 4 consultations.
02 April 2010 [16:56]

Tbilisi to host first NATO-Georgia inter-parliamentary meeting

The first NATO-Georgia inter-parliamentary meeting will be held in Tbilision on April 5-8.
02 April 2010 [16:50]

International Energy Fair to take place in Turkey

The International Energy and Environment Fair and Conference-ICCI 2010 will take place in Istanbul, Turkey between May 12 and 14.
02 April 2010 [15:35]

Turkish professors urge government to halt dam project

Academics at Turkey's prestigious Bosphorus University are urging the government to halt a controversial dam project in the country's southeast.
02 April 2010 [14:22]

Iran envoy says China agrees sanctions ineffective

Iran and China agreed during talks in Beijing that sanctions "have lost their effectiveness," chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said on Friday after meeting senior Chinese officials.
02 April 2010 [12:21]

Turkish MPs disagree on issue of amending the Constitution

Turkish opposition MPs and experts disagree on the issue of amending the Constitution.
02 April 2010 [12:13]

Former US ambassador to UN: US decision on Iran sanctions "naive"

Former US Ambassador to the UN John R. Bolton says President Barack Obama is “naive” in thinking that new sanctions will stop Iran's nuclear program.