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Leading Opposition Member Sentenced to Jail Term

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–A former government official who actively supported the opposition during last February’s presidential election was on Wednesday found guilty and sentenced to two years in jail on charges stemming from his alleged role in the post-election protests and based solely on police testimony. Smbat Ayvazian, who served as Armenia’s minister of state revenues in

Turkish Strategy: Intimidate Obama

WASHINGTON (Hurriyet)–Seeking to intimidate Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama into silence on the Armenian Genocide, the foreign policy advisor to Turkey’s Prime Minister met on Tuesday with Obama advisors in Washington DC, warning them that any move that ‘harms’ Turkey will derails the development of Turkish-Armenian relations, reported Hurriyet. "Steps that would harm Turkey should