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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.
01 April 2010 [13:32]

Saudi finance minister in Turkey for meetings

The Turkish finance minister met his Saudi Arabian counterpart in Ankara on Thursday.
01 April 2010 [13:13]

Swedish PM welcomes Turkey envoy return after Armenia issue

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt welcomed return of Turkish Ambassadress to Sweden Zergun Koruturk.
01 April 2010 [12:58]

Armenian Minister of Finance leaves for Moscow

Armenian Minister of Finance Tigran Davtyan will attend the 4th sitting of the Permanent Conference of the CIS Ministers of Finance in Moscow, Russia.
01 April 2010 [12:06]

Turkey's president given honorary doctorate by Pakistani university

Turkey's president was given honorary doctorate by a Pakistani university on Wednesday.
01 April 2010 [11:44]

Armenian-British Chamber of Commerce to open in Yerevan

Armenian British Connect (ABC) initiated establishment of Armenian-British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) in Yerevan.
01 April 2010 [11:17]

Iranian FM to visit Gabon

Today Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki will visit Gabon in west central Africa.
01 April 2010 [11:08]

First article of draft law on Turkish-German university approved

Turkey's education minister said on Wednesday that the Turkish-German university to be opened in Istanbul would be a "state university founded in Turkey".
01 April 2010 [10:52]

Council of Europe Anti-Racism Commission visits Armenia

A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Armenia from March 23 to 26, 2010.
01 April 2010 [10:07]

Iran denies interference in Iraq's internal affairs

Iran denies any interference in Iraqi internal affairs following the victory by former Iraqi prime minister Ayad Allawi's faction in the March 7 parliamentary elections.
01 April 2010 [09:50]

Turkish prime minister likely to attend US nuclear summit

In a move to reduce the ongoing tension between the two-long time allies, Turkey is likely to re-send its ambassador to Washington ahead of an international nuclear summit on April 12.
01 April 2010 [08:58]

Obama, Clinton sending conflicting signals on Iran

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claims that six key world powers are united in talks on a possible new round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
01 April 2010 [08:52]

Turkey's President meets Pakistani Zardari

Zardari has expressed his country's willingness to improve trade relations with Turkey.
31 March 2010 [17:44]

Iranian FM: Tehran, Algiers enjoy strategic relations

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Wednesday described the existing relations between Iran and Algeria as friendly and strategic.
31 March 2010 [17:37]

Turkish reforms sent to commission, opposition threatens court

Turkey's parliament sent a draft constitutional reform package to a parliamentary commission on Wednesday, despite a threat from the main opposition party to block the move through the Constitutional Court.
31 March 2010 [16:33]

Turkey hands over "Deniz Feneri" case to Germany

Turkish Ministry of Justice has handed over all documents requested by the Frankfurt State Court on the "Deniz Feneri" case to the German Embassy in Ankara on March 29.
31 March 2010 [16:24]

Georgia offers assistance to Russia in investigation of terrorist attacks

Government of Georgia has voiced its readiness to cooperate with Russia in investigation of terrorist attacks in Moscow subway on Monday.
31 March 2010 [15:57]

Iran re-appointed as OPCW vice-chair

Iran has been re-elected as the vice-chair of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
31 March 2010 [15:22]

Armenian President to visit U.S.

31 March 2010 [15:14]

Iran's official to visit China

31 March 2010 [14:58]

Turkish mobile communication sector enters new era

Turkish mobile communication sector will end calls with units as of April 1 and TL/kurus will be used instead of units.
31 March 2010 [14:36]

Russia: G8 not proper venue for Iran talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was the best forum to decide on Iran's nuclear work.