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Iran’s controversial nuclear program and its refusal to fully cooperate with the United Nations were among the top issues British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed Thursday.

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Public Relations Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan Terry Davidson, who is visiting Ganja, met with head of the executive power Eldar Azizov and rector of Agriculture Academy Mirdamed Sadigov.

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Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Wednesday sent a letter to his Greek counterpart, George Papandreou, saying that bilateral relations could have a positive influence on regional peace.

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British Foreign Minister David Miliband, who is currently in Turkey for an official visit, met State Minister and EU Head Negotiator Egemen Bağış in İstanbul on Wednesday.

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