(Hurriyet)—Outgoing Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu began his political career as a diplomatic adviser 14 years ago. He rose to the Foreign Ministry and ultimately to the Prime Ministry with the Justice and Development Party (AKP) before choosing to quit the latter post on May 5. What determined his fate most was his up-and-down relationship…
Moscow confirms its readiness to assist in a negotiation process between Armenia and Azerbaijan as this issue is high on the agenda, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday.
On Monday, May 2, a coalition of Armenian, Jewish, Roma and Assyrian organizations launched “A Charter for a Europe of Diasporas” at a conference in the European Parliament.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced on Thursday that he was stepping down as leader of Turkey’s ruling AK Party and therefore as prime minister.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that “Moscow sees no reason for panic over an initiative by Armenian parliament members on the recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh.”
Members of Turkey’s ruling AKP party attacked Turkish-Armenian parliament member Garo Paylan, who said he was targeted because he is Armenian.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has pledged to step up “diplomatic, political and economic pressure” on Armenia with the aim of restoring Baku’s control over Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenian-controlled districts surrounding it.
The United Nations says the situation in Syria’s city of Aleppo is catastrophic, after dozens of people were killed in attacks on targets including a hospital, the BBC reports.
The Spanish cities of Carcaixent, Alaquas and Elda officially recognized and condemned the Armenian Genocide on April 27-28.
Armenian Chess grandmaster Levon Aronian beat World Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in Round 8 of the Norway Chess-2016 super tournament.