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Davutoglu Appoints Foreign Minister with Proven Anti-Armenian Track Record

Davutoglu Appoints Foreign Minister with Proven Anti-Armenian Track Record

Turkey’s newly appointed Prime Minister and former foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced a new cabinet on Thursday, which appears to be largely unchanged and strictly loyal to Tecep Tayyip Erdogan, the country’s decade-long leader recently voted to become President.

August 29th, 2014

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CSTO ‘Ready’ for Peacekeeping in Ukraine If Members Decide

CSTO ‘Ready’ for Peacekeeping in Ukraine If Members Decide

Peacekeeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) are prepared for any operations outside its territories, including in Ukraine, but a decision for a peacekeeping mission would depend on the organization’s members, CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha said Friday.

August 29th, 2014

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Yazidi Activist Calls on Armenia to Help Save Iraq’s Yazidis

Yazidi Activist Calls on Armenia to Help Save Iraq’s Yazidis

On Aug. 3, Islamic State (IS) militants attacked and took over Sinjar, a Kurdish-controlled town historically home to a community of Yazidis.

August 22nd, 2014

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Erdogan Wins Presidential Election

Erdogan Wins Presidential Election

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, has won the country’s first direct presidential election in the first round after taking more than 50 percent of the vote on Sunday, Al Jazeera reports.

August 11th, 2014

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Congress Warns Erdoğan over Rhetoric

Congress Warns Erdoğan over Rhetoric

The Congressional Caucus on US-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans (Turkey Caucus) has warned Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a letter that his recent rhetoric is increasingly damaging Turkish-American relations and that it is becoming harder to defend Turkey’s interests in Washington.

August 5th, 2014

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10 Percent of ISIS Fighters Reportedly Turkish

10 Percent of ISIS Fighters Reportedly Turkish

The extremist Islamist group Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS), a splinter group of al-Qaeda which Turkey has supported against the Bashar al-Assad regime during the Syrian civil war, has ironically turned into a threat for Turkey, and now commands a significant percentage of fighters who are Turks, according to the German daily Die Welt, as reported in the Turkish press.

August 5th, 2014

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Erdogan ‘Glad’ to Return Jewish American Award

Erdogan ‘Glad’ to Return Jewish American Award

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says he will gladly return an award given to him by a Jewish-American association a decade ago in a letter released by his office, which also called on the US group to condemn Israel’s government policies in Gaza.

July 29th, 2014

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In Istanbul, ISIS Operated Mosques Said to Be Training Azeri Jihadists

In Istanbul, ISIS Operated Mosques Said to Be Training Azeri Jihadists

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the terrorist organization that has been waging war in Syria and now Iraq, is reportedly known to be operating mosques in Istanbul, where Azerbaijani jihadist recruits, among others, are trained for the war in Syria, according to a report by Azerbaijani news agency Haqqin, citing an announcement by one of the leaders of the clerical community of Istanbul, Hasan Kanaalti.

July 28th, 2014

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US Jews Demand Erdogan Return Award after Gaza Comments

US Jews Demand Erdogan Return Award after Gaza Comments

An American Jewish organization is demanding that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan return an award it gave him a decade ago over his recent remarks on Israel’s military operation in Gaza.

July 24th, 2014

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Turkey Proposes Free Trade Zone with Eurasian Union

Turkey Proposes Free Trade Zone with Eurasian Union

Turkey has expressed an interest in establishing a free trade zone with the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said after talks with Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci.

July 21st, 2014

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Israeli Minister to Erdogan: ‘What about the Armenian Genocide?’

Israeli Minister to Erdogan: ‘What about the Armenian Genocide?’

Israel’s Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz hit back at Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the latter accused Israel of attempting a “systematic genocide” of Palestinian Arabs in Gaza.

July 21st, 2014

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Pro-Armenian Measures Approved at OSCE Summit in Baku

Pro-Armenian Measures Approved at OSCE Summit in Baku

A measure guaranteeing people’s right to self-determination, as well as two other measures calling for ensuring the rights of Christians in Syria and faulting member-states from allowing militant groups to enter Syria from their borders, all introduced by Armenia’s delegation, were approved during the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE being held in the Azerbaijani capital.

June 30th, 2014

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UK Lawmaker Slams Aliyev over PACE Meeting

UK Lawmaker Slams Aliyev over PACE Meeting

Aliyev revealed himself as a braggart and a bully in Strasbourg this week. To others he is a sinister menacing threat, growing richer by the month, who could bring war back to the Caucasus.

June 30th, 2014

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Aliyev Calls PACE Delegates ‘Liars’

Aliyev Calls PACE Delegates ‘Liars’

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev found himself in a pickle on Tuesday, when before and after his speech at the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, he was dogged by questions from PACE leadership and delegates about Azerbaijan’s abysmal human rights record and rampant violations of press and speech freedoms in his country.

June 24th, 2014

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