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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.

“Voch” Coalition Calls on High Court To Declare Protocols Unconstitutional

Fourteen Armenian opposition parties have appealed to the country’s Constitutional Court seeking a ruling that would declare Yerevan’s rapprochement agreement with Turkey unconstitutional, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Thursday.

Russia Plans Joint CIS Defense Exercises

ST. PETERSBURG (Combined Sources)–Russia’s Defense Minister announced on Wednesday that members of the Commonwealth of Independent States have agreed to conduct joint air defense exercises next summer. Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov’s announcement came during the 55th meeting of CIS defense ministers in St. Petersburg, reported Russian news agency RIA Novosti. Serdyukov said the exercises,

Earthquake Rattles Caucasus, One Dead

MOSCOW (AFP) — A strong earthquake reverberated through the Caucasus mountains region on Saturday, leaving one person dead and disrupting communications in the Russian province of Chechnya, officials and media said. The quake measuring 5.5 on the 12-point Russian seismic scale was felt in five regions of the Russian north Caucasus as well as in

Gul to discuss Caucasus Platform in Moscow

ANKARA (Combined Sources)–Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul will discuss his country’s proposed Caucasus platform and Turkish-Russian relations during his visit to Moscow in December. “The talks will focus on the financial crisis. Our President will also address bilateral relations, as well as regional and international problems,” said Halil Akinci, Turkish Ambassador to Russia. He did not

Abkhazia to Host Russian Military Bases

SUKHUMI (Ria Novosti)–Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh confirmed Tuesday that two Russian military bases are to be stationed in the republic, recognized as an independent state by Moscow on August 26. He said the bases would be located in the towns of Gudauta and Ochamchira, in the west and east of the republic, respectively. Bagapsh said