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Hurriyet published an article by Murat Yetkin entitled 'Child brides also linked to Kurdish problem.' "Being one of Turkey’s leading industrialists, Güler Sabancı has also committed herself to social work at national and international matters. One of the international schemes she is deeply involved is stopping child marriages across the world, in pursuit of which the Sabancı Foundation that she chairs is in cooperation with a number of other institutions, including the Clinton Foundation," the article begins. 

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Georgian miners on strike

 Miners of the Chiatury shafts of Georgian Manganese have started a mass strike and demand their vacations to be extended from 28 days a year to 45.The mining administration plans redundancies and re-certification of staff. The plans have provoked demands for dismissal of authorities of the company.The local miners had been protesting after the parliamentary polls. The company had fulfilled some of their demands back then. 

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Give children a chance. Part 1

A round table “Orphans Without Borders.” The prohibition on adoption of Russian orphans by American families is one of the most exciting topics for the society today. Children who have already met potential American parents appeared in the most difficult situation. Part 1

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Swine flu kills woman in Georgia

 At least 10 people infected by swine flu (H1N1) are being treated in Georgia. A 42-year-old woman has died of the virus in Tbilisi.Two children were reportedly killed by the virus in Kakheti, although the information has not been confirmed. 

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 Bayir Agabayev, leader of the Khivskaya militant group, Kurban Guseinov, an assistant of the southern sector of Timur Mirzekhanov, a killer of the group, have been identified as the two of the five militants killed in a special operation organized in the Derbentsky and Tabasaransky Districts of Dagestan.Mirzekhanov is responsible for numerous murders, including deaths of heads of Lyakhal and Kushtil in 2012, director of a middle school of Sovetskoye in the Magaramkentsky District, a female in Kushtil (killed for refusing to pay tribute to militants). 

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Emergency system installed in Chechnya

 Chechnya continues installation of alarm systems to warn the population in cases of emergencies, the Chechen government reports.The commission for emergency situations headed by Chechen Vice Premier Idris Cherkhigov held a session in Grozny. Mukhtar Ortsuyev, deputy head of the Main Directorate of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies in Chechnya, made a report about residential areas with high risk of disasters. 

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Azerbaijani helicopter raised from Caspian Sea

 Divers have lifted the bodies of the Mi-17 that had crashed near Shikhovo, not far from Baku, Trend reports.Bodies of Captain Yashar Mail oglu Ahmedov, Lieutenant Rustam Gulgusein oglu Rustamov and Lieutenant Bahruz Nowruz oglu Zeynalov have been found.Investigators believe that the helicopter crash was caused by dense fog.Modernization of Mi-8 in 1980 resulted in creation of the Mi-8MT, also known as Mi-17, with two TVZ-117 engines and an auxiliary thrust system. It has a crew of 3 and may carry up to 24 passengers. 

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Russian interior minister demands searches for murderers of police officer’s children

 Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev has expressed condolences to a police officer whose sons were found stabbed in Dagestan’s Beliji and ordered all measures to be taken to find the murderers.Investigators have two versions: the children were stabbed by robbers, since jewelry worth 300,000 rubles was also stolen, or it was a vengeance of criminals for the officer’s activities. 

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Police officer shoots partner by accident

 A police officer shot his partner by accident in a brawl in the Mozdok District of North Ossetia last night, RIA Novosti cites Eduard Gusov, head of the press service of the republican directorate of the Investigative Committee.Two officers of the traffic police stopped violators of traffic rules. The violators started a fight. One of the officers opened fire and killed his partner by accident. A criminal case was initiated for the shot. 

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13 people died at Turkish-Syrian border

 Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler said today that three Turks and ten Syrians had died in a blast on the Syrian-Turkish checkpoint.27 people, including 9 Turks, were injured.Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin, Trade Minister Hayati Yazici and Interior Minister Muammer Ergin arrived to the place of incident. 

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An old woman (born in 1961) was found dead after a fire on the 6th floor of a 9-storey building in Belaya Kalitva (Rostov Region) at 10.20 pm. An old man (1957) and three children (2012, 2008, 2003) died at the hospital after the fire, RIA Novosti cites a spokeswoman of the emergency agents Marina Abramchenko.

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Police officer’s children killed in Dagestan

Two children (aged 9 and 11) of an officer of non-department security forces of the Derbent District were killed in Beliji, Interfax reports.They were found stabbed to death when their parents returned home.

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Former head of Gazprom dies

The former head of "Gazprom," Rem Vyakhirev died today at the age of 79.Rem Ivanovich Vyakhirev was born in the Kuibyshev region to a family of rural teachers. He graduated from the Kuibyshev Industrial Institute and later worked in "Kuybyshevneft," was Deputy and First Deputy Minister of the Gas Industry of the USSR, and the first deputy chairman of the state gas company "Gazprom".

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Earthquake hits Turkey’s coast

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 points has been registered at the coast of the Aegean Sea in Turkey.Turkey had an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 points in the Marmara Sea in 1999. Around 18,000 people died.

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