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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.
02 April 2010 [11:34]

Chechen refugees in Turkey demand legal education for their children

Chechen refugees in Turkey call on the Ministry of Education to get legal education for their children, as education for children of illegal Armenians comes under question.
02 April 2010 [10:54]

Turkey's Prime Minister has yet to decide on the U.S. visit

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that he was still assessing whether or not he would pay a visit to the United States.
02 April 2010 [10:23]

China urges flexibility on Iran, U.S. sees sanctions

China's foreign minister urged compromise in the standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions on Friday, while Washington said Beijing was edging toward backing sanctions against Tehran.
02 April 2010 [10:13]

Five PKK militants killed in Turkey

Security forces killed five PKK militants in southeast Turkey in months, military sources said on Thursday.
02 April 2010 [09:45]

Turkish FM Davutoglu: Messages from U.S. are getting more positive

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday that the recent messages from the U.S. were eliminating the concerns and meeting the expectations of Turkey.
02 April 2010 [09:33]

Merkel, Brown back new sanctions against Iran

The leaders of Britain and Germany on Thursday backed plans to push for tighter sanctions against Iran, which the United States hopes can be agreed by the end of the month.
02 April 2010 [09:29]

Head of Azerbaijani Presidential Administration: Azerbaijan will always support Turkey in its struggle against double standards - PHOTOS

Azerbaijan`s delegation led by chief of the Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev is continuing a visit to Ankara.
02 April 2010 [09:18]

Georgian Public Defender unveils Human Rights Report for second half of 2009

The Public Defender’s Office submitted this week a report on human rights record in Georgia covering second half of 2009.
02 April 2010 [09:05]

Envoys: West eyes Iran sanctions talks in NY next week

The United States and three European powers expect to meet with Russia and China in New York next week to begin drafting a new round of U.N. sanctions against Iran, diplomats said on Thursday.
01 April 2010 [18:25]

Turkish FM: Turkish delegation plans to meet with Armenian lobby if trip to U.S made

If a decision to visit the U.S. is made, the Turkish delegation plans to hold meetings with representatives of the Armenian lobby, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told the media.
01 April 2010 [18:20]

Iran to West: "Accept rights of independent states"

Iran has dismissed Western threats of sanctions, stressing that “the rights of independent states” should be accepted.
01 April 2010 [17:58]

Iran marks Islamic Republic establishment

Iran is celebrating the 31st anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic — a new Islamic system that replaced a US-backed monarchy.
01 April 2010 [17:52]

Turkey's president calls for more trade with Pakistan

The Turkish president said on Thursday that it was time for economic cooperation with Pakistan.
01 April 2010 [17:18]

Turkish PM Erdogan: Decision on visit to Washington to be made April 2

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the decision on whether he will go to the United States or not, will be announced April 2.
01 April 2010 [16:53]

German chancellor discusses Iran's nuclear programme with China

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Iran's nuclear enrichment programme with Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao during a telephone call on Thursday, a German government spokesman said.
01 April 2010 [16:42]

Turkey's PM to visit France for events

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Paris on April 6 on a two-day visit.
01 April 2010 [16:21]

Georgia's Saakashvili due to arrive in Kutaisi today

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili is due to arrive in the city of Kutaisi, Samegrelo region, today.
01 April 2010 [16:10]

Quake hits Iran's Fars province

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale jolted the Eshkanan town in the Fars province of Iran this afternoon.
01 April 2010 [15:31]

Georgia, India hold political consultations

Georgian and Indian foreign ministry officials held political consultations in Delhi on March 29 -30.
01 April 2010 [15:25]

Iran: Uranium exchange deal "still on agenda"

Iran was still considering a proposed uranium exchange deal with world nuclear powers, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Thursday.
01 April 2010 [14:23]

Opposition, police clash in Georgia

The Georgian police and opposition supporters clashed in Zugdidi, Western Georgia on March 31.
01 April 2010 [14:14]

Algeria backs Iran's right to peaceful nuclear technology

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Iran like any other country has the right to use peaceful nuclear technology.
01 April 2010 [13:40]

Georgia to issue biometric passports

Georgia will begin issuing biometric passports on Apr.15, Georgian Civil Registry Chairman and Deputy Justice Minister Giorgi Vashadze said.