On November 10th Hurriyet Daily News published an article by Mustafa Akyol headlined 'Dismantling Kemalism: One more step.' The article follows the announcement by Bekir Bozdağ, the deputy prime minister of Turkey, who said that four of the eight 'revolutionary laws' that Atatürk, Turkey’s founder, imposed in the early 1920s will be abandoned. These laws concern traditional Turkish religious symbols, such as fez, tekkes, türbes, zaviyes and use of traditional titles such as efendi, bey, paşa and others that were banned after the Kemalist Revoilution.
Igor Korotchenko, director of the Center for Analysis of World Trade of Weapons, said that Azerbaijan demonstrated a 14.5 mm sniper rifle, mortars, RPG-7 grenades, Israeli drones, ammunition, mines and armored vehicles.Jakarta (Indonesia) is hosting the Indo Defence 2012 Exhibition on November 7-10 to demonstrate military equipment. Over 500 companies from 40 states are taking part. Azerbaijan is represented by Minister for Defense Industry Yaver Jamalov.
Israeli President Shimon Peres and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have attended the opening of the Tolerance Museum of Jewish culture in Moscow.Peres said that he had been born in Russia. He noted that Jewish communities in Russia had many joyful moments but were unofficially persecuted.Russian President Vladimir Putin’s letter was read out at the opening. He called it a tribute to moral responsibility and memory about the Holocaust.
"A sober analysis assessing the possible threat of a militaryconfrontation over Iran’s nuclear program and highlighting thebenefits of negotiations to avert a deeper crisis has been publishedby a surprising source: Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence," thebeginning of the article "Iranian ministry suggests openness tonuclear talks" published today by the Washington Post reads."The findings in the report suggest that the ministry has a pragmaticunderstanding of the challenges the country faces, the cost it is
Israeli President Shimon Peres said at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow today that Iran was a denied of the Holocaust and was planning a new one. He expressed hope that Russian and US President Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama would work on resolving the Iranian nuclear problem together, RIA Novosti reports.Peres said that Israel did not want Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.He also stated that Israel will try to make peace with Palestine.
Turkey is having a trial over 4 Israeli officers accused of murder of 9 Turks at the Freedom Flotilla in 2010 in Istanbul today, Kursor reports.The officers include Gabi Ashkenazi, former head of the General Staff, Eliezer Marom, former Commander of the Naval Forces of Israel, Amos Yadlin, former Chief of Military Reconnaissance, Avishayu Levi, Commander of an air squadron.Turkish prosecutors demand 18,000 years of prison for them. The charge sheet contains 144 pages.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that compensations to families of crew members killed at the Freedom Flotilla, apologies and lift of the Gaza blockade will remain the three conditions Israel will need to fulfill before normalizing ties with Turkey.Erdogan noted that not a single of them will be dropped out.
Parliament and the government of Israel is interested in developing cooperation with Azerbaijan and see Azerbaijan as its strategic partner in the South Caucasus, member of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) Alex Miller said on Wednesday at a meeting with Azerbaijani journalists, Trend reports.According to him, there are many good opportunities for cooperation between the two countries and simplification of the visa regime between the two countries, as well as the establishment of direct contacts between business people could make an important contribution in this regard.
Interview by Maria Sidelnikova. Exclusively to Vestnik KavkazaLess than a week is left ahead of the presidential elections in the US. At the moment, none of candidates has a significant advantage. According to the last data by YouGov, Barack Obama is supported by 48% registered American voters, Mitt Romney – 46%.
Israeli President Shimon Peres will become an honorary professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) in Moscow on November 7, awarded by RAS President Yuri Osipov.Promoting Peres to professor has become the first decision of the RAS presidium after the summer break. Only 6 foreign leaders have got such award.