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Armenia Seeks Another Major Loan from Russian-Led Group

The Armenian government moved on Thursday to obtain yet another large-scale foreign loan which it hopes will help the country overcome the ongoing economic crisis.

Azeri Arms Production Program Rolls Out First Releases

Azerbaijan announced on Wednesday that the first series of weaponry produced through its new domestic arms production program have rolled off the factory and are ready for testing, the Azeri Press Agency reported.

Turkish Envoy in Baku Conditions Ratification on Karabakh Settlement

Turkey’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Wednesday said his country’s parliament would not ratify US-backed fence-mending agreements signed with Armenia in October until Azeri “lands are liberated from Armenian occupation,” reported the Azeri Today.az website.

Turkey Opposed to U.S. Missile Defense Deployment

Turkey objects to plans of deploying U.S. missile defense elements on its soil because it could worsen relations with Russia and Iran, Turkish media reported Wednesday.

Tehran ‘Ready’ to Mediate Karabakh Conflict

Iran is ready to serve a mediating role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, its foreign minister, Manoucher Mottaki said Tuesday in Tehran after talks with his Azeri counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov.

ARF to Continue Demonstrations Against Protocols

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation will hold street demonstrations on January 12 when Armenia’s Constitutional Court is scheduled to hold hearings on the Turkey-Armenia Protocols, said the leader of the party’s faction in parliament.

Today’s Turkey Has No Place in EU, Says Greek Minister

Only days after the EU foreign ministers’ warning over Ankara’s ‘failure’ to open its ports to shipping from Greek Cyprus, Greece’s Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas says although Turkey has a place in the bloc, it is not the Turkey of today.

Two Shot Dead in Ongoing Kurdish Protests

Two people were shot dead and several were wounded Tuesday in southeastern Turkey when a shopkeeper fired on demonstrators protesting a court ban on the country’s main Kurdish party, a local official said.

Bipartisan Senate Letter Rebukes Turkey for Worsening Israel Ties

A bipartisan letter sent to the Turkish Embassy from 10 US senators on December 7 sharply rebuked the Turkish government for the “downward trend of relations between Turkey and Israel this past year,” reported the Weekly Standard’s Blog on Monday.

Youth Organizations in Armenia Issue Statement Condemning Azeri Threats

Youth organizations in Armenia released an open statement on Friday condemning Azerbaijan’s recent threats to use force against Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The letter, read at a press conference at the Yerablur memorial complex, is open for all youth, students and political organizations to join, the organizers said.

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