Turkish police arrest 18 terror suspects

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President Gül receives Saudi minister

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Son of Georgia's first president remanded in custody

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Barack Obama to discuss Iran with German chancellor

30.10.2009 18:45 GMT

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METKA Achieves Mega-Deal In Turkey

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Turkish FM and State Minister went to Iraq

30.10.2009 18:15 GMT

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During the two day visit, there will be business forums held in Basra, Erbil and Mousul cities.

Armenian minister: Turkish protocols not signed under pressure from superpowers

30.10.2009 18:04 GMT

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Armenia does not take action as a result of pressure from other countries, Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan has said.

Turkish Land Force Commander to visit Azerbaijan

30.10.2009 18:04 GMT

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Turkey’s Land Force Commander, Army General Isik Kosaner will visit Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told.

Armenia, Netherlands to intensify multifaceted ties

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Turkish MP: "Parliament will not ratify protocols signed with Armenia if there is no progress in Karabakh problem"

30.10.2009 17:13 GMT

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The brothers can be at odds sometimes, but it cannot cause coldness between them and end brotherhood.

Turkey blacklists European missile maker

30.10.2009 16:50 GMT

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President of unrecognized Karabakh: Annexation to Armenia not discussed – Berliner Zeitung

30.10.2009 16:37 GMT

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Nagorno Karabakh wants to be independent by all means. The republic has a president but no country recognizes it, Tobias Asmuth who had visited Khankendi told in Berliner Zeitung.

1/3 of Armenia's population emigrated

30.10.2009 16:23 GMT

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Almost one-third of Armenia’s population has left the homeland in the past 20 years, RA Migration department reports.

Mosque foundation funds restoration of Armenian church in Turkey

30.10.2009 16:20 GMT

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A Malatya foundation that was established to build mosques has assumed the financial costs of the restoration of a historic Armenian church located in the neighborhood where assassinated Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was born.

Murat Mercan: Turkish parliament will never take anti-Azerbaijani decisions

30.10.2009 16:19 GMT

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Turkish ambassador to Russia: Our countries can and must cooperate in energy sector

30.10.2009 15:47 GMT

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Documentary shown in Yerevan on Armenians in Georgia

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A documentary, Vage, on the current situation in the Georgian region of Javakheti, which is largely inhabited by ethnic Armenians, has been shown in Yerevan.

Turkish ambassador to Russia: Trade turnover with Russia hits $38bn

30.10.2009 15:11 GMT

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Trade turnover between Turkey and Russia has declined recently because of the global crisis, but still averages $38bn, Turkey's ambassador to Russia, Halil Akinci, has said.

MP says over one million Georgians live in poverty

30.10.2009 14:46 GMT

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Opposition MP Jondi Baghaturia has said that official data on poverty in the country is incomplete and needs to be adjusted.

Russia accuses arrested Georgian civilians of illegal logging

30.10.2009 14:26 GMT

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A criminal case has been opened against 16 Georgian civilians detained by Russian border guards, Russia's deputy foreign minister, Andrey Nesterenko, has said.

UN's nuclear watchdog seeks clarification to Iran's nuclear deal response

30.10.2009 14:22 GMT

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The International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA, has acknowledged receipt of Iran's initial response to its plan for Tehran to enrich nuclear fuel abroad, but says that it is still in discussions with the Iranian government and other parties involved.

Pope seeks more freedom for Catholics in Iran

30.10.2009 14:11 GMT

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Pope Benedict XVI urged Iranian authorities on Thursday to let Catholics have the priests and churches they need to freely practice their faith in the country.

Turkey's foreign minister to vist France in early November

30.10.2009 13:57 GMT

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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will travel to Paris on 6 November as a guest of his French counterpart, Bernard Kouchner.

Belarus does not view Armenia as “an aggressor”- Belarus Foreign Minister

30.10.2009 13:45 GMT

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Belarus does not view Armenia as “an aggressor”, Belarus Foreign Minister Sergey Martinov at a meeting with the students of the Yerevan state university.

Turkey's president stresses importance of rule of law for army conspirators

30.10.2009 13:43 GMT

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President Abdullah Gul has said that everyone in Turkey should be able to give a public account of their actions. He was commenting on a military plot to undermine the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party and the faith-based Gulen group.

Turkey's second swine flu death reported in Diyarbakır

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A 34-year-old woman who had been receiving treatment for H1N1 influenza in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır died yesterday.

Armenian foreign minister, Lithuanian deputy minister discuss ties

30.10.2009 13:25 GMT

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Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan and Lithuanian Deputy Foreign Minister Evaldas Ignatavicius have discussed bilateral relations in Yerevan.

Armenia Ranked 91st Place in Global Gender Gap Report

30.10.2009 13:17 GMT

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In 2009 SOCAR to invest $20 million in Georgia’s gas distribution system and lay 800 km of gas pipes

30.10.2009 13:07 GMT

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Realization of the agreement signed on December 26 in Tbilisi by State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) president Rovnag Abdullayev and then Georgian economy minister Lasha Zhvaniya is ongoing.

Azerbaijani Defense Minister: “This may be the last visit of Serzh Sargsyan to the occupied Azerbaijani lands”

30.10.2009 13:05 GMT

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Azerbaijani Defense Minister Safar Abiyev took a stance on Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s visit to the occupied Azerbaijani territories.

Turkish MP again seeks to reassure Azerbaijan over rapprochement with Armenia

30.10.2009 13:05 GMT

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Murat Mercan, head of the Turkish parliament's foreign affairs committee, has said that Turkey will not open its border with Armenia until the Karabakh conflict is settled.

Turkish embassy holds reception in Baku to mark Republic Day

30.10.2009 13:00 GMT

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The Turkish embassy held a reception in Baku on Thursday to mark the 86th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic.

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