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06 October 2010 [12:46]

Egyptian plane touches down in Tehran first after more than 30 years

The first Egyptian plane has landed in Tehran following an agreement between the two countries to resume flights after more than three decades.
05 October 2010 [17:25]

PM Erdogan says first Turkish satellite to be launched in 2012

Turkey plans to launch its first intelligence gathering satellite into space in 2012, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.
05 October 2010 [09:27]

PM Erdogan says EU should clear way for Turkey accession

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that EU should not block Turkey's way to accession if it wants enlargement, zest and an alliance of civilization with its body.
04 October 2010 [11:15]

Armenian prime minister to visit Tehran late in October

Armenia's Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian is scheduled to pay an official visit to Iran later this month, FARS news agency reported.
02 October 2010 [10:45]

NATO reiterates support to Georgia

01 October 2010 [15:15]

U.S. association apologizes to renowned historian for calling him "spy of Turks"

A U.S. civil rights organization has published a retraction and apologized to a renowned US historian for blaming him for spying for Turkey.
01 October 2010 [14:45]

Leader of Turkey's opposition Saadet Party resigns

Numan Kurtulmuş, the leader of the conservative Saadet (Felicity) Party leader, announced his resignation from party leadership at a press conference Friday, daily Hürriyet reported on its website.
30 September 2010 [15:55]

Russia bans Iranian investments in nuclear industry

Russia has prohibited Iranian investments in any commercial activities involving uranium production or use of nuclear material and technology, the Interfax news agency reported on Thursday.
30 September 2010 [13:13]

Erdogan praises high-level strategic cooperation council with Azerbaijan

Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has emphasized the importance of a high-level strategic cooperation council his country is going to establish together with Azerbaijan.
29 September 2010 [16:37]

Davutoglu warns Armenia and Armenian lobby

29 September 2010 [16:22]

"Turkey eager to cooperate with Armenia"

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday that Turkey wanted Turkish-Armenian relations to be normalized.
29 September 2010 [12:28]

China firmly opposed to Iran sanctions

A senior Chinese official has expressed his country's strong opposition to anti-Iran sanctions, reiterating Beijing's support for diplomacy on Tehran's nuclear issue.
28 September 2010 [15:07]

Amount of Turkish aid for Pakistan nears 200 mln TL

Nearly 188 million Turkish Liras (TL) have been collected in three separate aid campaigns launched in Turkey in an effort to help flood-hit Pakistan (One U.S. dollar equals 1.47 TL).
27 September 2010 [17:14]

Israel "to seek friendship" with Turkey?

President Shimon Peres said Israel will "seek friendship with Turkey" despite fallout over a deadly flotilla raid, while Turkish President Abdullah Gül said normalizing soured ties would be up to Israel.
27 September 2010 [16:30]

Ahmadinejad stands by 9/11 probe call

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has stood by his call for the establishment of an independent fact-finding committee to investigate the 9/11 attacks.
27 September 2010 [10:15]

'Children's law' used to censor online media in Turkey

Bans on websites containing a small amount of content in violation of Turkish law may be depriving people of their constitutional right to free access to information, according to a legal scholar in Istanbul.
25 September 2010 [10:57]

President Gul: Turkey and Israel's friendship rooted in history

Turkey's president expressed on Friday Turkey's expectation from Israel to take necessary steps regarding Israeli naval forces attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, Anadolu Agency reported.
24 September 2010 [14:20]

Iran calls for restructuring of UNSC

24 September 2010 [13:55]

Ankara to host Turkic world universiade

The first Turkic World Student Games will be organized here by the Qazi University and Municipality of Ankara on October 25-31.
23 September 2010 [16:40]

Turkey wants all Balkans states to join NATO

The Turkish president expressed on Wednesday Turkey's wish to see all Balkan states in NATO.
23 September 2010 [13:25]

"Armenia is not interested in opening the border with Turkey although they say the opposite"

Interview with Director of the Turkey-based Center for International Relations and Strategic Analysis (TURKSAM) Sinan Ogan.
23 September 2010 [11:36]

Turkish minister inaugurates Azerbaijan Health Fair

Turkish State Minister Faruk Nafiz Ozak attended a meeting of sport ministers of Council of Europe member states in Baku, Azerbaijan on Wednesday.
22 September 2010 [14:07]

Turkish MP: Unification of Turkic peoples is great geopolitical significance

Interview with member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Parliament) from ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Haluk Ipek.
22 September 2010 [12:45]

Iranian President Ahmadinejad slams world unilateralism

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticized world unilateralism, calling for the joint management of world affairs and the involvement of all nations.
20 September 2010 [16:25]

PKK extends cease-fire in Turkey, media reports

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, has extended its cease-fire by a week, pro-Kurdish Fırat news agency reported Monday.
20 September 2010 [09:45]

Religious ceremony held in Armenian church in Turkey's east after 95 years

A religious ceremony was held Sunday at a historical Armenian church located in an eastern Turkish province for the first time after 95 years, Anadolu Agency reported.
16 September 2010 [17:23]

Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking countries established in Istanbul

An agreement was signed Thursday to establish the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking countries at a summit of Turkic states in Istanbul, TRT Haber reported.
16 September 2010 [13:56]

Summit of Turkic-speaking states' leaders opens in Istanbul

The summit of the Turkic-speaking states' leaders was launched in Istanbul today under the chairmanship of Turkey, the TRT 1 television channel reported.
16 September 2010 [12:22]

Turkish FM: Coop in Central Asia, Caucasia a delayed initiative

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday that Turkey considered Central Asia and Caucasia as areas of cooperation, not competition.
16 September 2010 [10:17]

Turkic-speaking countries' top diplomats gather in Istanbul

As part of the 10th summit of the Turkish-speaking countries' Heads of State, a meeting of foreign ministers of the Turkish-speaking countries was held at the Ciragan palace in Istanbul on September 15.
16 September 2010 [10:03]

29 killed in Iran bus accident