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07 January 2010 [19:02]

President Ahmadinejad: Iran to unveil new satellites

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced the launch of several home-made satellites during the 31st victory anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
07 January 2010 [19:00]

China urges diplomacy instead of sanctions on Iran

China on Thursday called for accelerated diplomacy to resolve the Iran nuclear issue, saying sanctions cannot fundamentally end the standoff.
07 January 2010 [18:52]

Turkey plans to enter Japanese market

Turkey is eager to enter the Japanese market for the first time in ten years, economists said on Thursday.
07 January 2010 [18:31]

Pro-governmental MP in Iran refuses from office

The Iranian MP from Tehran Ruhullah Huseynyan has sent a letter to the presidium of the Parliament regarding his refusal from the MP mandate, Iranian Fars news agency reported.
07 January 2010 [18:11]

Ahmadinejad: Iran, Syria "to create new world order"

Iran and Syria plan to create a new world order, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday.
07 January 2010 [17:59]

German FM in Turkey for three-day visit

Westerwelle arrived Wednesday in the Turkish capital on a three-day official visit.
07 January 2010 [17:52]

Georgian president arrives in Germany

Georgian President Michael Saakashvili is on an official visit to Germany.
07 January 2010 [17:32]

Turkey's Petkim to ready $3.5 billion refinery project by 2014

SOCAR & Turcas Refining, which was founded in 2008 as a 100 percent subsidiary of SOCAR & Turcas Energy, aims to ready its refinery project at the Petkim Aliağa Complex of the Aegean port city of İzmir by 2014.
07 January 2010 [17:25]

Lebanese Armenians urge to announce Armenian-Turkish protocols inconsistent with Armenian Constitution

Armenians of Lebanon are going to protest consideration of Armenian-Turkish protocols in the Armenian Constitutional Court.
07 January 2010 [17:08]

Iran industries minister in Turkey for bilateral cooperation

Iran’s Minister of Industries and Mines Ali-Akbar Mehrabian arrived in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday morning to review expansion of bilateral industrial cooperation with Turkish officials.
07 January 2010 [16:36]

Turkish minister forecasts 30 million tourists in 2010

The Turkish tourism minister forecast on Thursday 30 million tourists in 2010.
07 January 2010 [16:27]

Armenian church reopens in Tbilisi

Church reopened in Tbilisi after a 5-year pause.
07 January 2010 [15:48]

Larijani: Iran's nuclear program poses no threat to neighbors

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said Wednesday evening that Iran’s peaceful nuclear program does not pose any threat to its neighboring countries.
07 January 2010 [15:34]

Turkish wife says husband did not work for CIA or al Qaeda

The wife of a Jordanian man accused of a "double agent" rejected the reports that he was working for the CIA or that he was a member of al Qaeda. The allegations are totally baseless."
07 January 2010 [14:55]

Iran's parliamentary speaker meets with his Bahraini counterpart

Iran's Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani met with his Bahraini Counterpart Khalifa bin Ahmad al-Zahran, who is on visit to Tehran.
07 January 2010 [14:22]

Turkey to celebrate Palestinian unity as festival

Erdogan said that Turkey would celebrate it as a festival if Palestinian people resolved their disagreements.
07 January 2010 [14:16]

Iran distributes free H1N1 vaccine

Iran health ministry is to distribute free vaccination against H1N1 (swine) flu among medical centers of universities.
07 January 2010 [13:36]

Turkish minister: Turkmenistan energy talks "positive"

Yildiz said his talks yielded positive results over carrying Turkmen gas to Turkey.
07 January 2010 [13:06]

Iran's Araz ensemble to perform ethnic Azeri music in Europe

Iran's Araz ensemble is planning to perform traditional and folkloric Azeri music during a concert tour in various European countries.
07 January 2010 [12:44]

Turkish Cypriot president meets EU's Barroso in Brussels

Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat met with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels.
07 January 2010 [12:11]

Iranian FM to visit Iraq

Today Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki will visit Iraq.
07 January 2010 [11:42]

Turkey is 65th best country to live in, index says

An American magazine has ranked Turkey 65th on a list of world countries in terms of overall quality of life.
07 January 2010 [11:27]

Senior Iranian official: 'West has not accepted Iran's offer yet'

A senior Iranian lawmaker says that Western powers have not yet agreed with Iran's terms for a nuclear swap deal.
07 January 2010 [11:08]

Turkey’s Armenians have two candidates for co-patriarch

As the Armenian Patriarchate in İstanbul tries to designate a “co-patriarch” in light of the illness of Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan or Mesrob II, two religious leaders have announced their candidacy.
07 January 2010 [10:47]

Senior Iranian lawmaker says European Parliament delegation may visit Tehran

A senior Iranian lawmaker has voiced the Iranian parliament's readiness for a visit by a European Parliament delegation to Tehran.
07 January 2010 [10:07]

New head of Georgia's central Electoral Commission to be appointed

According to the amendments to the Electoral Code, Levan Tarkhnishvili, the head of the Electoral Commission of Georgia, yesterday had his authorities blocked.
07 January 2010 [09:43]

Ahmadinejad wraps up his Central Asian tour

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has wrapped up his tour to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, saying the two countries are determined to boost their ties with Iran.
06 January 2010 [19:00]

Turkey's Gul cancels meeting with Palestinian leader

The presidents of Turkey and Palestine cancelled their meetings on Jan. 6 due to a health problem.
06 January 2010 [18:53]

Turkish State Minister: Libya's all doors opened to Turkish firms

Turkish State minister Zafer Caglayan said that Libya would give "lion's share" to Turkish companies in projects in the coming years.
06 January 2010 [18:33]

Ten Iranian citizens sentenced to death in China

Ten citizens of Iran have been sentenced to death in China for smuggling drugs, and the sentence will be executed over next days, the website of Iranian television reported.
06 January 2010 [18:15]

Iran urges Islamic Development Bank to increase financial aid

Iran has called on the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to increase its financial support for joint projects in Muslim countries.
06 January 2010 [18:07]

Turkish leaders say immigrants have major contribution to Germany

Turkish immigrants have made remarkable contributions to German culture and social life in almost half a century.
06 January 2010 [17:45]

Iran-Turkey trade hit $5 bln

The value of bilateral trade between Iran and Turkey reached $5 billion in 2009, Turkish Statistical Institute (TSI) reported.
06 January 2010 [17:13]

Iranian consul in Norway resigns to protest treatment with demonstrators in Tehran

The Iranian diplomat serving in Norway has resigned in protest against the government's cruel treatment with demonstrators in Tehran.
06 January 2010 [16:48]

Turkey's energy minister attends opening of Turkmenistan-Iran pipeline

Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz attended the inauguration of "Dovletabad-Sarakhs-Khangiran" natural gas pipeline between Turkmenistan and Iran on Wednesday.
06 January 2010 [16:12]

Turkey to take UN Security Council Presidency

Turkey will take the UN Security Council Presidency in September, 2010.
06 January 2010 [15:55]

Iran, Turkmenistan sign three MoUs on economic sectors

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkmenistan have signed three memorandums of understanding and a joint statement on expansion of economic cooperation.
06 January 2010 [15:38]

Notorious journalist appointed deputy Minister for Diaspora Affairs in Georgia

Nikoloz Avaliani, the Public TV journalist, known for his fight with opposition activists last year, was appointed the deputy Minister for Diaspora Affairs.
06 January 2010 [15:17]

Turkish regulator looks to Justice Ministry to end YouTube ban

Turkey’s telecommunications regulator is working with the Justice Ministry to lift the ban on YouTube.
06 January 2010 [15:05]

American expert: United States could play a significant role by lending rhetorical and covert support to Iranian opposition movement

Trend News interview with Raymond Tanter, former Senior Member on the US National Security Council staff at the White House and former personal representative of the Secretary of Defense, who is currently serving as a president of Iran Policy Committee in Washington.
06 January 2010 [14:57]

Iranian diplomat resigns over treatment of demonstrators

An Iranian diplomat at embassy in Norway has resigned in protest against Tehran's harsh treatment of anti-government protesters, news reports said Wednesday.
06 January 2010 [14:46]

Earthquake jolts Georgia

06 January 2010 [14:35]

Turkey steps in after Egypt police attack Gaza aid activists

Turkey stepped in after Egyptian police clashed on Wednesday with members of an international aid convoy trying to take relief supplies to Palestinians in the Gaza strip.
06 January 2010 [14:20]

Iran to hold international Silk Road Conference

Iran is planning to hold the first International Silk Road Conference, hosting representatives from more than six countries in Tehran.
06 January 2010 [13:36]

Quake hits Iran's Bam city

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale jolted the towns of Bam and Baravat in the Kerman province of Iran last night, Mehr reported.
06 January 2010 [13:22]

Rights group calls Pakistan to reveal fate of jailed Turkish citizens

Rights group calls Pakistan to reveal fate of jailed Turkish citizens A Turkish human rights group called Pakistan to release whereabouts of at least 45 Turks, allegedly jailed and tortured in prisons.
06 January 2010 [12:43]

Iran, Turkmenistan 2009 trade reached $3 bln

The bilateral trade between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkmenistan reached $2.9 billion in January-November 2009, the Turkmen statistics committee reported.
06 January 2010 [12:36]

Turkish Foreign Ministry makes web-chat-press meeting for first time

The ministry, which has previously announced that it would start using social networking tools such as "facebook" and "twitter" for public diplomacy activities, held a tele-conference in December for the first time.
06 January 2010 [11:54]

Armenian community in Turkey to hold 'co-patriarchy’' election

The Armenian community is preparing for the second “co-patriarchy” election in the history of the Turkish Republic.
06 January 2010 [11:47]

Conservatives call to join Central Election Commission staffing In Georgia

Opposition Conservative party of Georgia calls on people to be active and join election of CEC's new members, GeorgiaTimes correspondent in Tbilisi reports.
06 January 2010 [11:14]

President Ahmadinejad: Iran-Turkmenistan gas pipeline important in regional energy security

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday hailed the launch of the second gas pipeline link to Iran from neighboring Turkmenistan, while on a visit to the Central Asian state.
06 January 2010 [10:34]

Iran's car production exceeds 1 mln units

Iran’s domestic car producers manufactured 1,008,319 cars of different types in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21, 2009).
06 January 2010 [09:55]

Iran, Turkmenistan determined to boost ties

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov have called for the expansion of ties between the two neighboring countries.
06 January 2010 [09:46]

Turkey aims to open two European Union negotiation chapters during Spanish term

A senior Turkish diplomat has confirmed the country’s target of opening at least two European Union negotiation chapters for the first half of this year.
06 January 2010 [07:32]

Georgia's Azerbaijanis concerned over possible closing of Azerbaijani schools

Azerbaijanis living in Georgia are concerned about possible closing of Azerbaijani schools operating in Georgia temporarily, head of Georgia's Azerbaijanis "Geyrat" movement Alibala Asgarov said.
05 January 2010 [20:15]

Turkey, Brazil draw up action plan for strategic partnership

Turkey and Brazil have agreed to implement together an action plan for strategic partnership.
05 January 2010 [20:00]

Abdullah Gul: Turkey walks determinedly toward EU

Turkish President Abdullah Gül said Monday that Turkey was proceeding toward the European Union in a determined way.
05 January 2010 [18:57]

Opposition parties appeal UN to conduct elections in Georgia

Georgia opposition parties have sent their appeal to the UN Secretary General to New York.
05 January 2010 [18:39]

"Envelope with bullets" posted to plot probe officials in Turkey

An envelope, that allegedly contains eight bullets, on Tuesday has been sent to a judge and a prosecutor that probes possible assassination plot.
05 January 2010 [18:26]

Iran wants to sell gasoline to Afghanistan

Ali Momammad Azad, the governor of Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan province, said local officials would set up gas stations along the border with Afghanistan, Iran's Press TV reports.
05 January 2010 [18:14]

Abkhaz separatist regime expects recognition from Pacific Ocean countries

Abkhazia expects recognition of its independence simultaneously from several countries of the Pacific Ocean in 2010, the so-called Foreign Minister of the self-declared regime said.
05 January 2010 [17:58]

Turkey's FM says Bulgaria claims can harm friendship

Bulgarian Turks were forced to leave the country during the so-called "revival process" at the end of the 80s.
05 January 2010 [17:53]

Turkey's PM to meet Russian Putin in Moscow

Erdogan will pay a formal visit to Russia on January 12 and 13, 2010.