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Turkey heightens precautions as swine flu cases exceed 1,000

28.10.2009 13:52 GMT

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The number of people in Turkey diagnosed with the H1N1 virus -- popularly known as swine flu -- has nearly doubled in a week and now exceeds 1,000, urging officials to step up measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

Turkey's PM backs civil use of nuclear power in Iran, calls for increased trade

28.10.2009 13:43 GMT

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is visiting Tehran, has reiterated support for Iran's arguments on its nuclear activities, Turkey's TRT TV reports.

Russia, Turkey to build oil refinery in Ceyhan

27.10.2009 21:45 GMT

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Russia and Turkey have agreed to build an oil refinery at Ceyhan at the terminus of the Samsun-Ceyhan pipeline, Russian Energy Minister Sergey Shmatko said on Tuesday.

Caucasus Institute Director: Armenia-Turkey rapprochement will stabilize situation in South Caucasus

27.10.2009 20:59 GMT

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Armenia-Turkey rapprochement will stabilize the situation in South Caucasus, Caucasus Institute Director, politologist Alexander Iskandaryan told a news conference in Yerevan.

Azeri presidential official: Some forces seek to sow discord between Azerbaijan and Turkey

27.10.2009 20:58 GMT

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"There are forces that seek to sow discord and cool the fraternal and friendly relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey," Novruz Mammadov, head of the presidential administration's international relations department, has told ANS TV.

Turkey's PM postpones US visit to 7 December

27.10.2009 19:58 GMT

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has postponed his visit to Washington until 7 December.

Iranian president, Turkish PM meet in Tehran

27.10.2009 18:57 GMT

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed the importance of regional unity at his meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan today.

Turkish film director makes feature film about Khojaly Genocide at his own expenses

27.10.2009 18:49 GMT

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A new feature film will be made about Khojaly tragedy and this film will be demonstrated in many countries.

Five Kurdish militants killed in Turkey clashes

27.10.2009 18:47 GMT

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Five Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, members were killed on Monday when they clashed with military forces in the eastern province of Bingol.

Turkish PM plans to discuss military plot with army chief

27.10.2009 18:34 GMT

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Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he plans to meet the chief of General Staff Gen Ilker Basbug over a military plot aimed at destroying the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the faith-based Gulen movement.

Turkey's prime minister pledges solidarity with Pakistan against terrorism

27.10.2009 18:19 GMT

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Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday voiced confidence in Pakistan's eventual success in its fight against terrorism.

Turkey criticises West over Iranian nuclear programme

27.10.2009 18:01 GMT

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the West of treating Iran and its nuclear programme unfairly.

No kissing, Turks told after first swine flu death

27.10.2009 17:34 GMT

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Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag has urged Turks to avoid kissing or handshaking for the next five months to contain the spread of the H1N1 virus.

Ahmet Davutoğlu replies questions on Mideast security

27.10.2009 15:53 GMT

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Stating that they are in favor of an order which mutually grants security to all, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu calls for an end to the ongoing human tragedy in Gaza.

Georgian expert: "Turkish-Armenian border opening would be politically and economically wrong step"

27.10.2009 15:52 GMT

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"Turkish-Armenian border opening would be politically and economically wrong step", the Georgian scientist, member of the Abkhazian Academy, professor Bondo Arveladze told.

Turkish PM arrives in Tehran

27.10.2009 15:23 GMT

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Tehran for a two-day visit.

All schools in Turkey to close due to swine flu

27.10.2009 14:58 GMT

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British FM writes EU must welcome Turkey’s EU membership

27.10.2009 14:52 GMT

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In an article in The Times daily on Monday, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband writes that the European Union should welcome new members, including Turkey.

Turkish-Serbian relations "at highest level ever", presidents say

27.10.2009 14:51 GMT

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Turkish President Abdullah Gul met his Serbian counterpart Boris Tadic in Belgrade on Monday. His two-day trip is the first visit of a Turkish president to Serbia for 23 years.

Israel reacts to Erdoğan's words

27.10.2009 14:49 GMT

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Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s interview with the Guardian newspaper has further strained the already tense relations between Israel and Turkey.

Student gathering in Turkey

27.10.2009 13:33 GMT

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Young people from five countries, including Armenia, will gather in Demirci, Turkey, reported the Turkish Media 7 website.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey asks for OSCE Minsk Group support on Armenian-Turkish process

27.10.2009 13:26 GMT

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Ahmet Davutoglu: "Occupation of Azerbaijani lands has become the problem of Turkey"

26.10.2009 21:33 GMT

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Armenian, Turkish historians and archeologists to meet in Kars

26.10.2009 20:59 GMT

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Armenian and Turkish historians and archeologists will meet in Kars in the near future to discuss issues referring to reconstruction of Ani.

Delegation of Turkish parliament to arrive in Azerbaijan tomorrow

26.10.2009 19:37 GMT

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The delegation led by Murat Mercan, Chairman of Turkish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission, will arrive in Azerbaijan tomorrow, spokesman for Azerbaijani parliament Akif Nasirov.

Azerbaijan's consul in Istanbul: "The flags will be restored"

26.10.2009 19:31 GMT

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The flags removed from the war memorial to Turkish servicemen in Baku will be restored, Azerbaijan's consul general in Istanbul, Sayyad Aran, told a news conference in Izmir.

Turkey-Armenia rapprochement not in region’s interests – Georgian expert

26.10.2009 18:27 GMT

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Azeri analyst: Prospects for ratification of Turkey-Armenia protocols uncertain

26.10.2009 16:30 GMT

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Azerbaijani political analyst Rasim Musabayov has commented on US Vice-President Joe Biden's recent remarks that "the Caucasus states face the prospects of real change".

The Tricolor Blues

26.10.2009 15:11 GMT

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Turkey keen to boost relations with Iran, as PM visits this week

26.10.2009 14:12 GMT

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is making official visits to Pakistan and Iran this week, the prime minister's press centre has reported.

Erdoğan condemned the suicide attacks in Iraq

26.10.2009 13:54 GMT

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After deadly Sunday attacks that devastates Iraq, Turkish PM Erdoğan said that Turkey’s offer to meet the urgent needs of the country has been communicated to Iraq.

Policemen punished for abuse of Azerbaijani flag in Bursa

26.10.2009 13:50 GMT

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Policemen punished for abuse of Azerbaijani flag in Bursa.

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