Political appointments

Mustafa Tuna becomes new Ankara mayor

Mustafa Tuna has been elected as the new mayor of Ankara, as the former mayor Melih Gökçek recently resigned. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) announced on Nov. 5 that its …

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 New Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister appointed

Giorgi Sharvashidze was appointed new Georgia's deputy foreign minister, he will head the economic diplomacy department. Sharvashidze will take over the post from December 1, 2017. From 2006 to the present …

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New Kyrgyz parliament speaker appointed

Dastan Jumabekov was elected as speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament today. 80 legislators voted for Jumabekov's candidacy and 32 voted for the candidacy of Iskhak Masaliyev in a voting by secret ballot. Five MPs …

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Alexander Pankin appointed Russian deputy FM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has relieved Alexey Meshkov of his duties as Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and appointed Alexander Pankin to this position. The decrees to this effect were …

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Roger Gale becomes PACE acting president

Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Roger Gale will become its acting president, PACE said in a statement on Friday. "Following his [PACE President Pedro Agramunt’s] …

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Vladimir Vasilyev arrives in Makhachkala

The acting head of Dagestan, Vladimir Vasiliev, arrived in Makhachkala to be presented to the government of the republic later today, a representative of the regional government said. On October 3, Russian President …

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Kazakhstan's deputy economic minister appointed

Baurzhan Bekeshev has been appointed deputy minister of the Kazakh national economy in accordance with the decree of the country’s government, the website of Kazakh Prime Minister said. Since 2014, Bekeshev worked …

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