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EU Energy Chief Visits Turkey as U.S. Piles Pressure for Nabucco

ANKARA (Hurriyet)–The energy commissioner of the European Union started his visit to Ankara on Thursday, a day after the Azerbaijani leader, as the U.S. signals it wants the process of the Nabucco project to be accelerated. Andris Piebalgs met high-level Turkish officials, including President Abdullah Gul and Pprime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and was expected

Erdogan Worried Over Obama’s Commitment to Genocide Recognition

ANKARA (Today’s Zaman)–Speaking Tuesday on the occasion of the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters he hoped the new president’s pledges to recognize the Armenian Genocide do not materialize. In an apparent reference to the strong pledges made by Obama to officially

Thousands of Kurds Protest Turkish Prime Minister’s Visit

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AFP) — Turkish police clashed for a second day Sunday with thousands of Kurds protesting a visit by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the country’s restive Kurdish-majority southeast. Fighting erupted when some 3,000 demonstrators — mostly supporters of the country’s main Kurdish party, the Democratic Society Party (DTP) — attempted to stage

Turkey’s Foreign Policy Architect Warns US Candidates on Armenia Move

WASHINGTON–Seeking to intimidate Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama into silence on the Armenian Genocide, Ahmet Davutoglu, the chief foreign policy advisor of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Tuesday warned the future US administration against recognizing the Armenian Genocide, saying this could hurt a recent thawing of Turkish-Armenian relations and torpedo relations with the United States.

Sarkisian Signals Support for Turkish Genocide Proposal

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Signaling a possible policy shift, President Serzh Sarkisian confirmed Thursday that he is ready to accept, in principle Turkey’s proposal to form a commission of Armenian and Turkish historians that would examine the 1915-1923 Genocide of Armenia’s by Ottoman Turks. But he made clear through a spokesman that such a commission should be