In a public statement released today, Javakhk-Armenian activist Vahagn Chakhalyan has raised the alarm over what he sees as the continuing “Turkification” of Georgia.
Armenia’s Energy and Natural Resources Ministry said today it will soon announce an international tender to select a contractor for building the fourth 400 kV electricity transmission line to Georgia.
The Syrian Kurdish group the Democratic Union Party (PYD) — an affiliate of the PKK terror group — opened an office in Moscow on Wednesday.
The United States has insisted on backing Syrian Kurdish militias in their fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), dismissing the Turkish president’s demand that Washington end its relationship with Syrian Kurds and recognize them as terrorists.
A Turkish tribunal has confirmed a medical diagnosis that Armenian Patriarch Mesrob II of Istanbul is no longer capable of making his own decisions because of advancing dementia, and a guardian should be appointed to handle his duties.
Kurdish fighters backed by Russian bombing raids have driven Syrian rebels from a former military air base near the border with Turkey, a group that monitors the war said on Thursday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused the United States of creating a “pool of blood” in the region by failing to recognize the main Syrian Kurdish organizations as terror groups.
According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Turkey and the “Islamic state” (ISIS) are in the process of secret negotiations and are discussing new options for smuggling.
The Russian Foreign Ministry will study the inquiry of Russian parliamentarians on denouncing the Moscow Treaty of Friendship and Brotherhood with Turkey signed on March 16, 1921, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova told a press briefing on Wednesday.
Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador to express its displeasure on Tuesday after a State Department spokesman said Washington did not regard Syria’s Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as a terrorist organization, a Turkish foreign ministry official said.