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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.
29 May 2010 [11:07]

US sees Turkey-Brazil deal on Iran fuel swap "unacceptable"

The United States believes a new nuclear fuel deal for Iran crafted by Brazil and Turkey is not acceptable and that the U.N. Security Council must move forward on new sanctions against Tehran, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.
28 May 2010 [12:31]

Turkey calls on Armenia to avoid harsh words

On Thursday, Spokesman for the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Burak Ozugergin said "harsh expressions in Armenia would neither help Armenia nor the process".
27 May 2010 [15:29]

Turkish PM stresses ties with Brazil on unprecedented visit

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday talked up budding ties between Brazil — notably their diplomatic cooperation over Iran's nuclear program — as he made an unprecedented visit to the South American nation.
27 May 2010 [13:13]

Turkey's PM in Brazil as part of Latin America tour

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Brazil on Wednesday on a formal visit, the first leg of his formal tour of Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
27 May 2010 [12:59]

Turkish university to open Armenian, Hebrew language departments

Turkey's Erciyes University will launch Armenian and Hebrew language departments, a university executive said on Wednesday.
26 May 2010 [14:28]

Turkey revises death toll in coach crash with Russian tourists

Death toll was corrected as 15 after a tour bus carrying Russian tourists skidded off a highway and fell off a bridge in southern province of Antalya.
25 May 2010 [16:39]

Death toll in Turkey bus crash rises to 17 - UPDATE

The death toll in a tourist bus crash in the southwestern Turkish region of Antalya on Tuesday has risen to 17, the chief inspector of Russian traffic police said, RIA Novosti reported.
22 May 2010 [09:44]

Erdogan sent a letter to Barack Obama

Turkish prime minister sent a letter to the U.S. president on Friday, briefing him on an agreement signed in Tehran, Iran on Monday regarding Iran's nuclear program.
14 May 2010 [18:40]

Erdogan refuses to visit Iran

13 May 2010 [17:14]

European Commission says EU's job not to judge history over Armenia claims

European Commission said Wednesday EU's job was not to judge history over Armenian allegations regarding the incidents of 1915.
13 May 2010 [11:35]

Turkish President approves constitution reforms

Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved on Wednesday government-backed changes to country's constitution.
12 May 2010 [19:23]

Erdogan says Turkey will never accept nuclear weapons in region

The Turkish prime minister said on Wednesday that Turkey did not want nuclear weapons in its region.
12 May 2010 [17:24]

Russia says backs Turkey-Armenia normalization

The Russian president extended on Wednesday support to normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations.
12 May 2010 [15:46]

Turkey, Russia lift visa requirements, many deals signed

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Wednesday the liberalization of visas was pleasing for both the Turkish and Russian peoples.
12 May 2010 [13:20]

Turkey, Russia agree to sign agricultural framework deal, protocols

Russian Minister of Agriculture Yelena Borisovna Skrynnik said Tuesday Russia will import 150,000 tonnes of chicken from Turkey in 2011.