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Armenian PM: not a word about Kocharyan!

Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan refused to comment on former President Robert Kocharyan's arrest, as well as his claims that a political persecution is carried out against him. The PM …

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Robert Kocharyan to remain in custody

The Armenian Prosecutor General’s Office declined the motion filed by some MPs wanting former president Robert Kocharyan to be released, press secretary of the office Arevik Khachatryan said. …

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 Turkish police detain academics in Gulen-related probe

Turkish police detained 73 academics in dawn raids on Friday targeting followers of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of orchestrating an attempted coup in July. Istanbul prosecutors issued detention warrants for 103 …

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Russia's FSB detains Ukrainian spy

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) detained a member of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's chief intelligence directorate it accused of collecting state secrets on the Russian military. "Roman …

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Iran arrests dual national with US citizenship

Iran has arrested a dual national who also holds US citizenship for "acting against national security", the ISNA news agency said on Wednesday, Ahram Online reports. The man was arrested in mid-July in the northern town …

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53 Türk Telekom employees detained in Turkey

53 employees at the Turkish telecommunications company Türk Telekom have been detained in the second wave of an operation launched against the company targeting the alleged followers of the Gülen movement. As part of an …

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Commandos involved in bid to seize Erdogan detained

Turkish special forces captured 11 fugitive commandos who were involved in a bid to seize President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup attempt last month. The 11 soldiers were part of a group which launched …

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Two gunmen surrendered to police in Yerevan

In Yerevan, two gunmen surrendered to police officers and two others were injured. "From night till now, two men surrendered voluntarily, two were injured and hospitalized," a source in police said. It is specified …

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 Turkey orders shutdown of 16 TV stations

Turkey ordered the shutdown of scores of media outlets, including three news agencies, 16 television channels and 45 newspapers, 15 magazines and 29 publishers, the state-run Andalou news agency reported. The moves represent a further …

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10 from Turkey’s administrative court arrested

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have detained 10 members of Turkey's highest administrative court as the government appeared to press ahead with a purge of judiciary officials with alleged links to a U.S.-based Muslim …

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