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11 March 2010 [15:40]

Iran not let corrupt powers disturb security in PG region

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that Iranians would not let “corrupt powers disturb security in the Persian Gulf region.
11 March 2010 [15:25]

Georgia's interior minister heads for Italy for talks

Georgia's Minister of Interior Affairs Vano Merabishvili has left for Italy today.
11 March 2010 [14:45]

Turkey urges Israel to review expansion plans

Turkey has expressed concern over Israel's plans to build 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem.
11 March 2010 [14:34]

Quotas for sturgeon fishing in Caspian to be determined in Tehran

Tehran will host a meeting of Caspian countries' representatives to determine quotas for sturgeon fishing in the end of March, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mehdi Safari said today.
11 March 2010 [14:10]

Turkish Cypriot president says Turkey sincere about Cyprus settlement

The Turkish Cypriot president said on Wednesday that relations between the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Turkey were in the best level in their history.
11 March 2010 [14:05]

Iranian authorities releases former senior official

An Iranian pro-reform Web site says authorities have released a former senior official detained for suspected involvement in the country's postelection turmoil.
11 March 2010 [13:30]

US pushing Saudis to back new Iran sanctions

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has paid a visit to Saudi Arabia, seeking to win the support of the United States' closest ally in the Persian Gulf on tough sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
11 March 2010 [13:25]

Turkey demands visa exemption from Ireland

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has informed his Irish counterpart Michael Martin about the recent developments in Cyprus and the Middle East on Wednesday.
11 March 2010 [13:00]

Iran rejects GCC claim over 3 Persian Gulf islands

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has rejected a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) statement over its three Persian Gulf islands.
11 March 2010 [12:24]

Turkey, South Korea sign protocol on nuclear power plant

Turkey and South Korea signed on Wednesday a cooperation protocol to establish a nuclear energy power plant in the northern Turkish province of Sinop.
11 March 2010 [12:15]

Iran's ex-ambassador: It is naive to believe in China's "sympathy" to Iran

Former Iranian Ambassador to France Sadig Kharrazi, expressed his attitude to China's resistance against imposing more severe sanctions on Iran by the UN Security Council.
11 March 2010 [11:43]

Turkey welcomes decision to resume Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Turkey welcomed on Wednesday the decision to resume indirect peace talks between Israel and Palestine.
11 March 2010 [11:34]

Armenian President invites French leader to visit Armenia

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan invited his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy to pay a state visit to Armenia.
11 March 2010 [11:29]

Iran, Germany to expand cultural cooperation

Emphasis was made here Wednesday on need for expansion of cultural cooperation in a meeting between Iran’s CHHTO head and deputies and Vimar city officials.
11 March 2010 [11:21]

A Turning Point in Turkish American Public Advocacy

House Resolution 252 passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) by a vote of 23-22 after HFAC Chairman Howard Berman controversially extended the voting period thrice.
11 March 2010 [11:10]

British artist fined for "mocking" Turkish PM Erdogan

A British artist whose collage was found to have mocked Turkey's prime minister has been fined by a court in Istanbul.
11 March 2010 [10:53]

Iranian president back from Afghanistan

IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Tehran Wednesday night after his day-long visit of Afghanistan.
11 March 2010 [10:37]

Turkish officials lower quake death toll to 41

Turkish officials on Wednesday lowered the death toll in this week's magnitude 6 earthquake from 51 to 41.
11 March 2010 [10:27]

Georgia's Presidential Administration doesn't confirm Saakashvili - Obama meeting

The Georgian President's Administration is not confirming the information on the meeting between the Georgian and the US presidents yet.
11 March 2010 [10:09]

More Turkish soldiers arrested under coup plot

A Turkish court arrested three soldiers on Wednesday in an investigation over an alleged plot to topple the AK Party government.
11 March 2010 [09:57]

Obama vows to continue sanctions on Iran

Citing Iran "contrary" to U.S. interests, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will continue sanctions set by the previous administrations on Iran.
11 March 2010 [08:30]

Secretary general of PA of Turkic-speaking countries to attend Turkish parliament's anniversary

Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking countries (TurkPA) will participate in the anniversary of the Turkish Parliament.
10 March 2010 [19:33]

Albanian Defense Minister in Turkey for talks

Albanian Defense Minister Arben Imami met with Turkish National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul in Ankara on Wednesday.
10 March 2010 [19:03]

Iranian president calls US bluff on counter-terrorism

Iran's president says the US must explain what its troops are doing in Afghanistan, as catching terrorists only requires intelligence work not military deployments.
10 March 2010 [18:52]

US magazine includes Turkish FM in "Kissingers list"

U.S. Foreign Policy magazine included Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in its world's four Kissingers list.
10 March 2010 [18:41]

Turkey to act as coordinator on Europe's civil aviation trainings

European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Executive Board assigned Turkey as coordinator country on Europe's civil aviation trainings.
10 March 2010 [18:34]

Armenia's National Security Council chief meets CIS officials

On March 10, Armenian National Security Council Chief received a delegation headed by Chairman of the CIS Council's of border guard troops Executive Board, General-Colonel Alexander Manilov.
10 March 2010 [17:44]

Mayor of Turkish town murdered

10 March 2010 [17:19]

Georgia establishes diplomatic relations with Paraguay

Georgia has established diplomatic relations with Paraguay.
10 March 2010 [17:09]

Albania, Kyrgyzstan express sorrow over Turkey quake victims

Albanian and Kyrgyz statesmen offered their condolences for victims of a 6-magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey's eastern Elazig province on Monday.
10 March 2010 [17:05]

Young Iranians get marriage license

Iranian officials are to launch a series of online courses to promote marriage and sponsor premarital trainings according to the Iranian culture and Islamic standards.
10 March 2010 [16:53]

Georgian President to meet with U.S. President in April

This April Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia, will visit Washington D.C. with an official visit and will hold a meeting with the U.S. President.
10 March 2010 [16:33]

Turkey's FM to hold talks in Ireland

10 March 2010 [16:25]

Iranian FM: Important decision will be taken on Caspian Sea status soon

The Caspian countries' foreign ministers' next meeting is expected to take important decisions on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, Iranian Foreign Ministry Ramin Mehmanparast said.
10 March 2010 [15:53]

Turkey to launch nuclear power plant talks with South Korea

A group of Turkish officials from Energy Ministry are currently in Moscow for talks with Russian officials.
10 March 2010 [15:33]

New German Ambassador to Georgia to arrive in Tbilisi in late March

New German Ambassador to Georgia Ortwin Hennig, will arrive in Tbilisi, former Ambassador Patricia Flor, in Georgia, said.
10 March 2010 [15:13]

New earthquake jolts Turkey

10 March 2010 [15:10]

Israeli general renews threats against Iran

An Israel official has once again threatened Iran with military confrontation by repeating the famous phrase of "all options should remain on the table."
10 March 2010 [14:43]

Turkey's PM says proud of "Prize for Service to Islam" - PHOTOS

Turkey's prime minister was presented with the "King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam" at a ceremony held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
10 March 2010 [14:35]

Ahmadinejad in Kabul, sees US-led force root of turmoil

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has left Tehran for Kabul leading a high-ranking delegation on his first official visit to Afghanistan since the re-election of Hamid Karzai as president.
10 March 2010 [14:26]

Georgian President hosts OSCE PA President in Batumi

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili hosted President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Joao Soares in Batumi, Adjara Region on Macrh 9.
10 March 2010 [14:10]

Turkey expects Germany to return historical artifact

Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay on Tuesday urged German officials to return in the shortest possible time a historical artifact to Turkey.
10 March 2010 [13:57]

Armenian President to visit Romania

In connection with termination of his diplomatic mission, Ambassador of Armenia in Romania Yeghishe Sargsyan met with President of Romania Traian Basescu.
10 March 2010 [13:51]

Georgia's parliametary speaker meets with Polish President

Georgian Parliamentary Speaker Davit Bakradze met with President of Poland Lech Kachinsky in Warsaw on March 9.
10 March 2010 [13:39]

Iranian president visits Afghanistan

10 March 2010 [13:15]

Armenia, Poland discuss mutual cooperation

On March 9, Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan met with the newly appointed Polish Ambassador to Armenia Zdzislaw Raczynski.
10 March 2010 [13:10]

Turkish PM: Iran sanctions will not yield results

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that imposing additional sanctions on Iran over its uranium enrichment program will not yield any results.
10 March 2010 [13:00]

Quake hits Iranian province

10 March 2010 [11:23]

Georgian President once again accuses opposition of treason

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili considers some opposition members' contacts with Russia a betrayal of national interests of the country.
10 March 2010 [11:19]

Armenian President signs law enabling country to withdraw from international treaties

On March 6, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan signed amendments to the Law on International Treaties approved by the National Assembly (Parliament).
10 March 2010 [11:14]

Brazilian president: Iran sanctions could lead to war

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has warned that imposing new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program would be a very dangerous step.
10 March 2010 [11:00]

Turkey pledges safer homes after quake

Turkey's leaders pledged Tuesday to build quake-proof homes after a magnitude 6 temblor shattered mud-brick homes in the eastern part of the country, killing 51 people. Still, similar promises after devastating earthquakes in the west in 1999 have had limited impact.