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Armenian PM: Normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations to promote just resolution of Karabakh conflict

16.10.2009 21:50 GMT

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Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan has said that the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations will encourage a just resolution of the Karabakh conflict, Armenia Today reports.

Alexander Vershbow-led US delegation to arrive in Georgia

16.10.2009 21:30 GMT

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Armenian-Georgian highway to be a toll road

16.10.2009 21:21 GMT

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The Armenian government intends to charge drivers for the use of a highway, communicating Armenia and Georgia within the framework of the North-South transport corridor after its reconstruction.

Armenian opposition to send claim against Robert Kocharyan to the Hague tribunal

16.10.2009 21:10 GMT

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More than 100,000 people have put their signatures under the demand to consider Robert Kocharyan's crimes in the Hague tribunal, said representative of the Central Office of the Armenian National Congress David Shahnazaryan.

Armenian Prime Minister says country's policy should be pro-Armenian, not anti-Turkish

16.10.2009 20:57 GMT

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Armenia's policy should be pro-Armenian and not anti-Turkish, said Armenian Prime minister Tigran Sargsyan in his interview to Armenian TV channels.

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16.10.2009 20:08 GMT

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New ambassador of the USA will hand over persuasion orders to Mikheil Saakashvili

16.10.2009 19:41 GMT

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New ambassador of the USA will hand over persuasion orders to president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili.

Chinese leader's comments dash Iran sanction hopes

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Russian and Azeri analysts discuss bilateral relations

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Armenians in Argentina released a statement on Armenian-Turkish rapprochement

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Georgian president grilled by CNN

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Armenian diaspora leader in Russia calls on Yerevan to prepare for opening of Turkish border

16.10.2009 18:23 GMT

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Armenian society and the state should prepare for the opening of the Armenian-Turkish border, the president of the Union of Armenians in Russia, Ara Abramyan, has said.

Ahmet Davutoğlu: "We cannot remain silent to incidents in Gaza"

16.10.2009 18:16 GMT

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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Friday that Turkey could not remain silent regarding the Israeli attacks on Gaza.

Turkish Prime Minister to visit U.S.

16.10.2009 18:08 GMT

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The Turkish prime minister on Thursday defined the report on Turkey’s progress toward full membership to the European Union as the best since his party came to power.

Turkey expects wave of tourists in Armenia if border is opened

16.10.2009 16:53 GMT

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If the Armenian-Turkish border is opened, the number of tourists visiting Armenia will greatly increase, Turkish Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ismet Yilmaz said during a meeting with Armenian journalists in Ankara.

Azerbaijani MPs met with Turkish opposition leader

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Turkish president's adviser upbeat on relations with Armenia

16.10.2009 15:57 GMT

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The Armenian-Turkish process will succeed thanks to the efforts of both sides, Zeynep Damla Gurel, adviser to the Turkish president, has told the Armenian news agency Novosti-Armenia.

Russia keen to see Armenian-Turkish protocols implemented "as soon as possible"

16.10.2009 15:55 GMT

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The Russian Foreign Ministry is "really happy" with the Armenia-Turkey protocols, spokesman Andrey Nesterenko told a briefing in Moscow on Thursday.

German parties not to rule out Turkey's EU bid

16.10.2009 15:49 GMT

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As work continues to form a coalition government, German parties have agreed not to include an article ruling out Turkey's EU accession bid, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News reports.

Alexey Vlasov: Yerevan has not calculated all the risks related to Ankara's economic expansion

16.10.2009 15:42 GMT

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Interview News.Az with Alexey Vlasov, director of the Russian Center on Post-Soviet Area Studies.

Georgian MP begins process to impeach President Saakashvili

16.10.2009 14:46 GMT

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MP Karlo Kopaliani, a representative of the pro-opposition Strong Georgia faction and of the Republican Party, has begun to collect signatures as part of a process to impeach President Mikheil Saakashvili.

Shimon Peres: "US should be the leader in dealing with Iran"

16.10.2009 14:37 GMT

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Israeli President Shimon Peres has downplayed the chances of an Israeli strike against Iran, saying that the US should be the leader in dealing with Iran.

Their children in Iran, 3 U.S. moms swing into action

16.10.2009 14:23 GMT

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It's been more than two months since three American hikers were imprisoned in Iran after crossing over the border from Iraqi Kurdistan.

US Congress approves Iran sanctions bill

16.10.2009 14:17 GMT

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation punishing foreign companies that sell gasoline to Iran, placing further pressure on Iran over its nuclear program.

Putin, Gazprom target Croatia

16.10.2009 14:12 GMT

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Leonid Kuchma: "Ukraine should not recognize independence of Georgia`s breakaway regions"

16.10.2009 14:02 GMT

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Video press conference between Tbilisi, Kiev and Moscow was held on Thursday.

Azerbaijan-Russia gas agreement and its implications

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EU's report on Turkey disappoints Greek Cyprus

16.10.2009 13:53 GMT

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Greek Cyprus has expressed disappointment over the fact that the European Commission failed to recommend sanctions on Turkey for failing to open its ports to the island in its latest progress report, announced on Wednesday.

Iraq, Turkey agree to open more border gates

16.10.2009 13:44 GMT

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Turkey and Iraq have decided to increase the number of their border gates, Turkish news channels reported.

Zafer Çağlayan: "The trade relations with Armenia can start on the condition that the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is resolved"

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Turkey will create country desks to further improve its foreign trade, Foreign Trade Minister Zafer Çağlayan said on Wednesday, adding that lucrative investment opportunities are available for the Turkish construction industry in Egypt.

Goran Lennmarker: Situation when it comes to Nagorno-Karabakh is rather optimistic

16.10.2009 04:58 GMT

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