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17 March 2010 [16:00]

Turkish Minister hopeful about British trade rise

Turkish State Minister Zafer Caglayan expressed hope that Turkey-Britain trade volume would rise as of 2010.
17 March 2010 [15:45]

Iran unveils national kerosene engine

Amid western threats to impose gas sanctions on Iran, an Iranian inventor has unveiled a new national kerosene engine.
17 March 2010 [15:06]

UN chief urges negotiations on Iran nuclear row

Amid efforts by the US and its Western allies to win international support for fresh sanctions on Iran, the UN chief urges negotiations to resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear case.
17 March 2010 [14:55]

Slovakian Foreign Minister to make a trip to Yerevan

Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak will arrive on a 2-day visit to Yerevan on March 17.
17 March 2010 [13:19]

Turkey, Cameroon sign visa deal, protocol

Turkish and Cameroonian parties signed an agreement on mutual visa exemption agreement as well as a protocol on technical, scientific and economic cooperation.
17 March 2010 [13:03]

Georgian PM met with EU president in Brussels

Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri held meeting with European Union's new president, Herman Van Rompuy in Brussels on March 16.
17 March 2010 [12:48]

Jordan calls for diplomacy on Iran nuclear issue

Jordan has called for a diplomatic solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear program, saying that all nations should have the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
17 March 2010 [12:18]

Turkish PM: Washington trip unlikely

17 March 2010 [12:05]

Iran, Pakistan sign gas pipeline deal

Iran and Pakistan have signed a deal to construct a pipeline connecting the two neighboring countries, a project that was strongly opposed by the US.
17 March 2010 [11:32]

Iran urges Sweden to take action on cartoons

Iran has urged Sweden to “seriously deal with” a Swedish newspaper which has republished a sacrilegious cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
17 March 2010 [11:22]

Turkish PM: Iran nuclear programme 'solely civilian'

The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that he believes Iran has no intention of developing nuclear weapons.
17 March 2010 [11:00]

Iranian speaker urges West to quit mischievous policies

Iran's parliament (Majlis) speaker Ali Larijani advises the West to pursue a diplomatic approach in resolving their differences with Tehran on the issue of its nuclear program.
17 March 2010 [10:23]

Iranians mark festival despite heavy police presence

Iranians have celebrated an ancient festival despite the deployment of hundreds of extra police across Tehran to discourage anti-government protests.
17 March 2010 [10:16]

Turkish PM threatens with expulsion of 100,000 Armenian illegal immigrants

Turkey's prime minister said on Tuesday that Armenia should be saved from diaspora's control.
17 March 2010 [10:05]

British PM hopes to see Turkey as a reliable partner in EU

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Tuesday that he hoped to see Turkey as a reliable partner within the European Union (EU).
17 March 2010 [09:54]

China more concerned about Iran, wary on sanctions

China has become more concerned about international tensions over Iran's nuclear program, but remains doubtful sanctions can resolve the stand-off, the Chinese foreign minister said on Tuesday.
16 March 2010 [20:41]

Turkey's PM visits Muslim Heritage Exhibition in London

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited "1001 Inventions: Discover The Muslim Heritage In Our World" exhibition at Museum of Science in London on Tuesday.
16 March 2010 [20:25]

Turkey says to renew oil pipeline deal with Iraq

Turkey's energy and natural resources minister said that the crude oil pipeline agreement would be renewed with Iraq.
16 March 2010 [20:06]

Cameroon welcomes Turkish President

Cameroon's President Paul Biya formally welcomed Turkish President Abdullah Gul in capital Yaounde of Cameroon on Tuesday.
16 March 2010 [19:54]

Turkish official says visa issue major obstacle to Turkey-Africa ties

Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board organized meetings for Turkish and African businesspeople in Istanbul on Tuesday.
16 March 2010 [19:48]

Iran secures needed fuel in case of sanction

Iran's Oil Minister Masoud Mir-Kazemi says the country has so far faced any problem to buy its needed gasoline.
16 March 2010 [19:39]

Injured foreigner found in Istanbul train station

Security guards discovered a young foreigner with burn wounds on his body in Istanbul’s Sirkeci station at around 1 a.m. Tuesday after hearing screams emanating from the parked train cars.
16 March 2010 [19:33]

Iran: US-led pressure on China 'ineffective'

Chinese officials to get Beijing's consent for more Iran sanctions Iran on Tuesday criticized the West for increasing pressure on China to give its consent to more sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear work.
16 March 2010 [19:23]

Turkish Cyprus President to visit Turkey

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Mehmet Ali Talat will pay a working visit to Turkey on Wednesday as the TRNC is getting ready for the upcoming presidential election.
16 March 2010 [19:04]

Turkey says budget deficit down in February

Turkish Ministry of Finance on Tuesday said Turkey's budget deficit in February fell %69.3 year-on-year down to 2,271 million Turkish liras (nearly $1.5 billion).
16 March 2010 [18:57]

NATO congress to be held in Yerevan

On March 16-18, Armenia-NATO congress in the frames of “Partnership for peace” project will be held in Yerevan.
16 March 2010 [18:42]

Iran: No need for OPEC to change oil output

Iran's Oil Minister Masoud Mir-Kazemi does not expect OPEC to make any change in the output ceiling in the upcoming meeting.
16 March 2010 [18:33]

Turkey demands jail for admirals in coup case

Turkey demands jail sentences of up to 15 years for three admirals over an alleged plot to destabilise the government with attacks on non-Muslim minorities.
16 March 2010 [17:53]

Turkish army concerned over discussion of "Armenian genocide" in the world's parliaments

Discussion of adoption of the in the so-called "Armenian genocide" in the world's parliaments is a very serious matter, Chief of General Staff of Turkish Army Ilker Bashbug said.
16 March 2010 [17:48]

Iranian President receives Colombian ambassador

New Colombian ambassador to Iran on Tuesday submitted his credentials to the Iranian President.
16 March 2010 [17:39]

Georgian Parliament's delegation heads for Paris

This morning the delegation of the Georgian Parliament headed for Paris.
16 March 2010 [17:28]

Turkish PM in London for Turkey-UK Business Forum

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan who left for London on an official trip Monday said Turkey wanted to further enhance ties with United Kingdom.
16 March 2010 [16:55]

Turkish opposition leader calls on mayor to resign over corruption

Devlet Bahceli, leader of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), asked Aytac Durak, mayor of the southern province of Adana, to resign from MHP.
16 March 2010 [16:50]

Iranian President sees no limit to expansion of Iran-Albania relations

Presdident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday there is no limit and obstacle to expansion of relations between Iran and Albania.
16 March 2010 [16:37]

Iran grills Israel over synagogue reopening

Iran has deplored Israel's reopening of a synagogue near al-Aqsa mosque, demanding the international community to take action against the move.
16 March 2010 [16:25]

About 10 villages flooded in Georgia's Gardabani region

About 10 villages have been flooded in Gardabani district.
16 March 2010 [16:15]

Heavy snowfall strands cars at Turkish city

Heavy snowfall has paralyzed traffic at both Bolu Mountain Tunnel on TEM Motorway and Bolu Mountain section of the D-100 highway.
16 March 2010 [15:55]

Iranian spokesman: Tehran-London ties should be reexamined in some areas

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mihman-Parast stressed on Tuesday that Tehran-London bilateral ties should be reexamined in some areas.
16 March 2010 [15:05]

Senior EU official meets TOBB head in Turkey

TOBB head said the EU needed to show greater political will and leadership for promotion of Turkey and EU relations.
16 March 2010 [14:48]

Chinese FM: China has become more concerned about Iran

China has become more concerned about developments concerning Iran, China's foreign minister said Tuesday while reiterating his country's opposition to further sanctions to rein in Iran's nuclear program.
16 March 2010 [14:19]

Turkish president says Turkish traces in Africa not colonialist

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday that African countries showed great interest and confided in Turkey very much.
16 March 2010 [14:06]

India urges dialogue on Iran nuclear program

Iran says its nuclear program is aimed at the civilian applications of the technology.
16 March 2010 [13:50]

Iran's Majlis praises US-linked cyber ring arrest

After a 30-member US-backed cyber network was dismantled in Iran, members of the Parliament (Majlis) have praised efforts to bust one of the main gangs and cyber networks in the country.
16 March 2010 [13:33]

Heavy rain floods IDP settlement in Georgia

Heavy rain has flooded hundreds of houses of IDPs in the compact settlement of refugees in Tserovani village last night.
16 March 2010 [13:15]

Turkish government agrees EU Action Plan for 2010-2011

Turkish State Minister & government spokesman Cemil Cicek said on Monday that EU Action Plan for 2010-2011 was adopted at Council of Ministers.
16 March 2010 [13:05]

Iranian ambassador: Iran ready to mediate in Karabakh dispute

The Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan has said that Iran is ready to mediate to help resolve the territorial dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
16 March 2010 [12:28]

In Iran, Majlis passes new budget bill

After long hours of debate, Iran's Majlis (parliament) has passed the budget bill for the new Persian calendar year starting March 21st.