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17 June 2010 [11:45]

Turkish scientists found adequate response to "Armenian genocide"

Turkish archaeologists and historians, engaged in excavations near Tepekoy village of Erzurum city, have found a mass grave, proving barbarism, brutality of the Armenians who slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Turks at the beginning of the last century.
17 June 2010 [10:36]

Iran summons British ambassador

Iran summons the British ambassador to Tehran over allegations of UK support for terrorists and various acts of violence in the country.
17 June 2010 [09:55]

Turkey has demands for Israel...

Turkey expects Israel to fulfill four demands related to the attack by Israeli military on the international sea convoy "Freedom flotilla", Anadolu news agency reported, citing diplomatic sources.
16 June 2010 [14:45]

Turkish MPs meet US congressmen over Israel attack

A group of lawmakers from Turkey's ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party began talks in the United States on Tuesday.
16 June 2010 [11:07]

OSCE media freedom representative: Armenian broadcasting law fails to guarantee media pluralism

"Despite amendments, Armenia's new Law on Television and Radio fails to promote broadcast pluralism in the digital era," the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic said on JUne 15.
16 June 2010 [08:55]

Washington to host conference on U.S. strategy in South Caucasus and Caspian basin

The Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies will host a conference on the United States' strategy in the South Caucasus and Caspian basin.
15 June 2010 [12:53]

Turkey: Unilateral committee can not probe Israeli terrorism

Turkish government spokesman said on Monday that Turkey would not be satisfied with unilateral committee of Israel that would investigate the attack on Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
15 June 2010 [09:45]

U.S. archeologists find ruins of four ancient castles in Turkey

A group of American archeologists found ruins of four ancient castles dated back to the 2nd century B.C. in western Turkey.
14 June 2010 [10:56]

Erdogan says EU has trifled with Turkey for 50 years

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday, in regard to Turkey's European Union (EU) membership process, the EU has trifled with Turkey for the past 50 years and continues to do so.
12 June 2010 [11:46]

Turkish housecleaners unite to demand rights, respect

Housecleaners who work without any social security-benefits or health care are uniting to demand their rights. Many have been injured on the job and lack respect for their work as well as employee rights.
12 June 2010 [11:37]

Turkey: Israel must apologize, pay compensation for forgiveness

Israel must make amends to be forgiven for a bloody commando assault on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, including apologising for the attack and paying compensation, Turkish President Abdullah Gul told the French daily Le Monde.
12 June 2010 [10:56]

Turkish president Gul condemns Youtube, Google ban in Twitter

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul has used his Twitter page to condemn his country's ban on YouTube and some Google services.
11 June 2010 [16:55]

'Change of axis' claims are unfounded, Turkish energy minister says

Turkey's energy minister on Friday rejected claims that Turkey was moving away from the West and toward the Middle East, an assertion that resurfaced this week after the country voted against the U.N.'s latest round of sanctions against Iran.
11 June 2010 [15:52]

Iranian parliamentary speaker: Iran sanctions "strange"

Iran's Parliament Speaker says he finds it hard to believe that the UN Security Council has decided to adopt new sanctions on Tehran despite all its confidence-building efforts.
11 June 2010 [09:58]

Arab nations unite in applause for Turkey's tough Israel stance

Turkey gets Arab nations’ full support on its stance against Israel’s deadly attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla and blockade on the Palestinian territory at a forum in Istanbul.
10 June 2010 [15:35]

People die, as Turkish military helicopter crashes

A military helicopter crashed in the central province of Tokat on Thursday.
10 June 2010 [14:24]

Iran blames China for UN sanctions' vote

Iran on Wednesday blamed its political and economic ally China for having voted in favour of a new United Nations set of sanctions against Iran, according to ISNA news agency.
10 June 2010 [11:27]

Armenia and Ukraine have the highest inflation rate in CIS

Rate of inflation in Ukraine and Armenia have surged to 10.8% and 8% accordingly from January to April 2010, CIS Statistics Committee said.
08 June 2010 [16:44]

Iran issues last warning to US-West ahead of sanctions vote

The Iranian president said on Tuesday that nuclear swap agreement was an opportunity that would not be repeated.
08 June 2010 [13:44]

Turkey, Russia sign nuclear cooperation deal

Turkey and Russia signed a nuclear cooperation deal in Istanbul on Tuesday.
08 June 2010 [12:38]

Top officials of tax bodies of Azerbaijan attended the meeting of CIS tax authorities

A meeting of a Coordinating Council of Heads of CIS tax bodies was held in Dushanbe.
08 June 2010 [11:51]

Iran's Ahmadinejad in Turkey for CICA summit

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived Monday in Turkey to attend the summit meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Istanbul.
07 June 2010 [16:12]

Turkish government debates to cancel Israeli military deals

The debate comes a week after Israel killed the nine Turkish Gaza aid activists, including a 19-year-old boy who held dual Turkish-U.S. citizenship, in international waters of the Mediterranean.
07 June 2010 [13:06]

Iranian President visits Turkey

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Turkey within participation in the third summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia (CICA), to be held in Turkey June 8.
05 June 2010 [12:56]

Iran's Press TV reporter murdered in Brussels

Journalist Anna Parashkevova Moya, the Press TV correspondent in Belgium, has been murdered in Brussels, PRESS TV reported.
05 June 2010 [12:07]

Turkey ratifies construction of Nabucco gas pipeline

The Turkish parliament on Friday ratified an agreement to construct the Nabucco gas pipeline to deliver Caspian gas to Europe, the country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
04 June 2010 [17:25]

Erdogan visited wounded Gaza aid activists - PHOTOS

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the people who are receiving medical treatment at Ataturk Teaching and Research Hospital in Ankara.
04 June 2010 [14:21]

Number of smokers reaches 17 million in Iran

The number of smokers reaches 17 million people in Iran, the Gazvin Province Medical Service Head Ilham Tafi was quoted as saying by Fars.
04 June 2010 [13:08]

Turkish MP: Turkey should take stringent measures towards Israel

Turkey should take more stringent steps towards Israel in particular in the field of economic and military cooperation between the countries, Turkish MP Onur Oymen said.
04 June 2010 [11:55]

Catholic bishop stabbed to death in southern Turkey

A Roman Catholic bishop has been stabbed to death, allegedly by his driver, in southern Turkey, the Anatolia news agency reported Thursday.
03 June 2010 [15:05]

Turkey suspends energy projects with Israel

Turkish Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said on Thursday that Turkey would not develop any energy projects with Israel till the relations between the two countries were normalized.
03 June 2010 [13:12]

Armenian women seek to get rid of "national" nose

In Armenia, 75% of those who want to get rid of the "Armenian" nose are women, Head of the Plastic Surgery Department of the Kanaker-Zeitoun Medical Center Karen Danielian said at a press conference, according to Regnum news agency.
03 June 2010 [10:27]

Armenian TV channel violated "Eurovision" rules

Armenian commentators of Eurovision Song Contest shame themselves on air, according to ArmInfo news agency.
02 June 2010 [13:43]

Georgian President addressed to participants of Caspian Oil and Gas 17th International Exhibition in Baku

Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili addressed the participants of Caspian Oil And Gas 17th International Exhibition And Conference.
02 June 2010 [13:35]

Turkish Premier & U.S. President talk on phone on Israel's attack to aid ships

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama late on Tuesday regarding the developments concerning the recent Israeli attack on ships carrying humanitarian relief to Gaza.
02 June 2010 [11:23]

Ahmadinejad offers condolences to Erdogan

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a message to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and offered his condolences after some human rights activists were killed in a raid by Israeli forces on a convoy carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.
01 June 2010 [16:55]

Obama, UN head call Turkish PM over Israeli attack

U.S. President Barack Obama also wanted to talk to Erdogan, officials said.
01 June 2010 [10:25]

Georgia CEC: Gigi Ugulava elected Tbilisi's mayor

As a result of preliminary counting of votes at all 774 polling stations in Tbilisi, the mayor of Georgia's capital became the representative of the ruling United National Movement Gigi Ugulava, Central Election Commission chairman Zurab Kharatishvili said to briefing today.
01 June 2010 [10:13]

Turkey's Erdogan slams Israel over "state terrorism" in Gaza aid ship

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Israeli government showed once again clearly that it did not want peace.
31 May 2010 [17:53]

Turkey calls urgent UN meeting, deputy PM says

Turkey's deputy prime minister said Turkey was withdrawing its ambassador to Israel, canceling three joint military exercises and calling on the U.N. Security Council to meet urgently over Israeli action against Gaza aid ships.
31 May 2010 [17:27]

Turkish President wants probe over Israel attack on Gaza ship

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has strongly condemned Israel's raid on a convoy of six ships carrying civilians and humanitarian aid to Gaza.
31 May 2010 [14:45]

Ahmadinejad slams Israel convoy attack

Iran has condemned Israel's deadly attack on a flotilla carrying thousands of tons of supplies for Gaza, calling the regime in Tel Aviv a threat to global peace and security.
31 May 2010 [14:07]

Turkish aid group says about 800 on board Israel-attacked aid ship

Turkish humanitarian aid organization said Monday that there were about 800 passengers on board the aid ship attacked by Israeli navy.
31 May 2010 [12:55]

Opposition rally brutally dispersed in Yerevan - PHOTOS

On May 30, a group of young activists of the opposition Armenian National Congress tried to stage a protest rally on the Freedom Square in Yerevan.
31 May 2010 [12:15]

Turkish Prime Minister suspends Latin American tour

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday suspended his Latin American tour and returned to Turkey, the Cihan agency reported.
31 May 2010 [10:25]

Turkey strongly protests against bloody Israeli attack

Israeli troops attacked international aid ships in a bloody operation although they are in international waters.
30 May 2010 [09:51]

Erdogan: West is unfair to Iran

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the approach the West has taken over the Tehran declaration is not fair and sincere, Press TV reported.
29 May 2010 [12:52]

Turkish FM Davutoglu to meet Hillary Clinton

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will trip to the United States on June 1.
29 May 2010 [11:36]

WHO to award Turkey's Erdogan for his fight against tobacco

World Health Organization, or WHO, decided to grant its "World No Tobacco Day 2010 Award" to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a WHO official said on Friday.