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Armenia’s Sarkisian complains about ‘Turkish blockade’, warns of war

Armenian President Serge Sarkisian claimed Armenia is under the blockade of Turkey and Azerbaijan, during his address to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, while Azerbaijani parliamentarians said they were not able to ask their questions during the session Wednesday. Regarding a parliamentarian’s question on the threats of the Metzamar Nuclear Plant in […]

Ukraine Secretly Ramps Up Ties With NATO: Report

Ukraine is ramping up cooperation with NATO, dealing a blow to Moscow’s hopes that its neighbor would align itself more closely to Russia under President Viktor Yanukovych, a report said Tuesday. The Kommersant Ukraine daily newspaper, citing a secret document on Ukraine’s program with NATO for 2011, said Yanukovych sought closer ties with the bloc […]

Aselsan bags national missile system contract

Turkey’s leading military electronics company Aselsan and the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, or SSM, have signed two major contracts for the development of indigenous low and medium altitude air defence missile systems, the company revealed in a special press release on Monday. Request for proposal for the low level air defence system (T-LALADMIS) was first issued by SSM […]

Greek politics in turmoil over austerity measures

Greece faced an escalating political crisis Thursday, with critics in the governing Socialist party in open revolt over harsh austerity measures despite assurances from the European Union that Athens would a receive rescue loan money needed to avoid a summer default. The party feud was the latest crisis to heighten worldwide concern that danger of […]

Turkish researchers make nanotechnology breakthrough

A group of Turkish researchers at an Ankara university have manufactured the longest and thinnest nanowires ever produced, by employing a novel method to shrink matter 10-million fold. The invention, discovered at Bilkent University’s National Nanotechnology Research Center, or UNAM, is set to appear on the cover of Nature Material magazine’s July edition. “At this […]

Turkey’s Islamists Win 3rd Straight Term in Govt.

Turkey’s Islamist-leaning Justice and Development Party (AKP) won a landslide victory in nationwide parliamentary elections June 12, according to results released June 13, securing a third consecutive term in government since 2002. Led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the AKP garnered nearly 50 percent of the general vote, while the main opposition party, the […]

Greek Privatization Drive and Strategic Opportunities for Turkey

As economic indicators point to an imminent threat of painful restructuring of the Greek public debt and conseuently significant loss of capital for major lenders in the Eurozone, pressure on Greece’s ruling party PASOK and Prime Minister George Papandreou keeps piling on. Even though the austerity measures the PASOK government has been trying to implement have caused widespread protest and […]

Turkey sets up $100 mln fund to help Libya rebels

Turkey has established a $100 million fund to support Libya’s rebel Transitional National Council, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday. “There is a real need for humanitarian access as well as for the natural needs of Libya like schools, hospitals and all those facilities,” Davutoglu said. Davutoglu was speaking to reporters at a […]

US presses Turkey to join Libya air bombing

The Obama administration criticized five key military allies Wednesday to take on a greater share of the NATO-led air campaign against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, illustrating the strains of a three-month intervention in Libya that has no time frame for an exit. The pressure on Germany, Poland, Spain, Turkey and Netherlands comes as the alliance continues […]

Turkey warming to France as Nabucco seeks 7th partner

Turkey is leaving the door open for the involvement of France in the multi-national Nabucco project amid plans to extend its scope to include a seventh partner. “There could be one or more partners to the project,” Energy Minister Taner Yıldız told a group of journalists Thursday in his hometown Kayseri, one day after five […]



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