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France Supports Azerbaijan’s Territorial Integrity

PARIS-The Karabakh conflict must be resolved quickly and peacefully without compromising the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan or undermining the autonomy of Nagorno-Karabakh– the press secretary of the newly-elected French co-chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Minsk Group–Jacques Blott–told a Radio Liberty correspondent Thursday. De Trio said France has always been interested

Denmark Protests Over Turkey Torture

ANKARA (Reuter)-Denmark has complained to the European Commission of Human Rights about reports of torture of a Danish citizen of Kurdish origin in custody in Turkey last year–the Turkish foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Danish officials applied on Tuesday on behalf of Kemal Koc–a naturalized Dane charged in July with giving economic support from Denmark

An Opening On Karabakh?

PRAGUE–The decision of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Tuesday to name France rather than the United States as the new co-chairman of talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute could provide an opening for progress on the long-deadlocked talks on the status of that disputed territory. That cautious conclusion reflects three things: the

Russia Wants Joint Decision Making with NATO

MOSCOW (Reuter)-Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov urged NATO on Wednesday to step up efforts to work out a special relationship with Moscow and set out Russian deman’s for the right to joint decision-making on some issues. Primakov told Itar-Tass news agency in an interview that Russia remained firmly opposed to the Western alliances plans to

Russian General Favors a More Pro Azeri Policy

ISTANBUL-The chairman of the Russian Federations parliamentary defense committee–General Lev Rokhlin–said that Russia–until now–has defended Armenia’s interests at the expense of losing Azerbaijan to NATO and the West– Istanbul-based Marmara reported–quoting the Baku correspondent of Zaman newspaper–Farouk Aslan. According to Aslan–Rokhlin was concerned that Russia would lose Azerbaijan unless policy changes are adopted soon. "Armenia

Turkey to Give Aid to Northern Cyprus

ANKARA (Reuter)-Turkey and Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus on Friday signed an economic cooperation accord envisaging financial aid of $250 million to the northern part of the divided island–state-run Anatolian news agency reported. Turkey’s Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan said at a signing ceremony in Ankara that the aid would primarily be used in the fields of tourism–education

Demirel Pledges Support to Azerbaijan

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Suleyman Demirel said that Turkey will stand by Azerbaijan at all future international negotiations during a New Year’s television interview–Istanbul-based Jumhuriyet and Turkiye newspapers reported. Responding to Azeri correspondent Ibrahim Nebioghlu’s questions–Demirel assured Azerbaijan that it occuppies an extremely important and exclusive place within Turkish foreign policy. "Reaching a just and