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Remake of famous Soviet film completed

The filming of the remake of the famous Soviet movie "Sluzhebnii Roman" has been completed in Turky, Vesti.az reports.The film took 45 days to complete. Neither the names of the actors nor the director have yet been released so as not to attract snap judgements of a remake of a much-loved Soviet film

Turkish president plans visit to Azerbaijan

Turkish President Abdullah Gul will visit Azerbaijan in the near future, the Turkish Minister of Foreign Trade Zafer Chaglayan said at the opening of Azerbaijani-Turkish business-forum today, Trend reports. The Turkish minister, together with a large delegation of businessmen, arrived in Baku on Wednesday.Earlier Chaglayan had met Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and discussed economic ties between Ankara and Baku.

Somali pirates free Turkish vessel ‘Frigia’

Somali pirates have freed the Turkish vessel ‘Frigia’ that was captured 4 months ago, ITAR-TASS reports, citing the Turkish TV channel NTV. ‘Frigia’, which flew under a Maltese flag, was captured by pirates on March 23rd near the Indian coast. The crew consisted of 19 Turks and 2 Ukrainians. The details and conditions of freeing the vessel were not clarified.

Erdogan and Cameron on results of talks

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his British counterpart David Cameron spoke at a joint press-conference about their talks, TRT reports. At the negotiations, the Turkish premier handed a letter to the British premier, written by the Ottoman Sultan Murad III to British Queen Elizabeth I.

Azerbaijani-Turkish commission for road freight holds session in Izmir

The Turkish city of Izmir hosted a scheduled meeting of the joint Azerbaijani-Turkish commission for international freight between the two countries, 1news.az reports, citing the Ministry of Transport.

Iran and Turkey discuss security issues

Iran and Turkey have discussed ways to broaden security cooperation and combat drug trafficking, Fars reports.Iranian Deputy Interior Minister for Security and Law Enforcement, Ali Abdollahi, said that during the first round of the meeting that ended on Monday security officials from both countries discussed various issues including Iranian pilgrims travelling to Syria via Turkey.Tehran and Ankara have expanded their relations and cooperation in various security fields in recent years.

UK#039s premier warns not to shut Turkey out

UK's premier warns not to shut Turkey out

Cameron today challenged France and Germany over their opposition to Turkish membership of the EU when he issued a stark warning of the dangers of shutting Ankara "out of the club".In a passionate defence of Turkey, whose EU ambitions have long been championed by Britain, the prime minister accused Paris and Berlin of double standards for expecting Ankara to guard Europe's borders as a Nato member while closing the door to EU membership.

Turkey, Russia establish visa-free regime

A bilateral visa-free regime between Russia and Turkey came into force on Tuesday, Trend reports, citing the website of the Turkish newspaper Zaman.The document was signed on May 12 during Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Ankara. From now on, Russian citizens will be able to enter the territory of Turkey without a visa for up to 30 days.

Turkish foreign trade minister arrives in Baku

The Turkish minister for foreign trade, Zafer Chaglayan, will arrive today in Baku. The minister will be accompanied by more than 100 Turkish business representatives, 1news.az reports. On July 29, a Turkish-Azerbaijani joint business forum will be held.Moreover, it is expected that the minister will hold meetings with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev and other top officials.

Azerbaijani-Turkish business forum to be held in Baku

Baku will host the Azerbaijani-Turkish business forum on July 29 within the framework of the Turkish state minister Zefer Chaglayan's visit, reports 1news.az, citing the Turkish embassy in Azerbaijan. The Turkish diplomat will be accompanies by a group of businessmen.

Iran, Turkey to build joint power plants

The deputy energy minister of Iran, Mohammed Behzadi, has announced joint Turkish-Iranian construction of power plants with total capacity of 6.000 MWT on the territory of Iran, IranNews reports.According to Behdazi the agreement provides for construction of the power plants with capacity 2.000 MWT on the Turkish territory and power plants with capacity 4.000 MWT in Iran. The electricity produced in Iran will be shared between the states

UK premier to visit Turkey

UK’s premier David Cameron will pay an official visit to Turkey, during which he and UK’s foreign minister William Hague hold a meeting with the Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan, Armenia Today reports.

Commemorative plaque unveiled in Istanbul

A plaque commemorating the White Army and civilians who had to leave Russia during the Civil War of 1918-1920, was unveiled today on the territory of the Russian ambassador’s residence in Turkey,

SOCAR obtains licence for building oil refinery in Turkey

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), via joint enterprise SOCAR-Turcas, yesterday obtained a licence for building an oil refinery near the city of Izmir from Turkish energy market regulator EPDK,

Israel to release Freedom Flotilla ships

 Israel will release three Turkish ships that were seized while attempting to deliver humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, TRT said on Friday. The Israelis will hand over the vessels, including the flotilla flagman MV Mavi Marmara, to Turkish authorities, and Israel hopes the move will contribute to the normalization of bilateral relations. Turkey was told of the decision on Thursday and will send tugboats to collect the ships. 

Turkish court orders detention of 52 generals on coup charges

A Turkish court ordered on Friday the detention of 102 former and current military servicemen, inclduing 52 generals, on charges of plotting a coup, CNN Turk reports. During the investigation of the coup d'etat “Balyoz” (“Sledgehammer”), 102 of 196 military servicemen (retired or on duty), including 52 generals, were arrested, reports CNN Turk.

SOCAR-Turcas gets licence to build oil refinery plant in Turkey

A licence for building an oil refinery in Turkey was handed over to SOCAR president Rovnag Abdullaev by Turkish Minister of Energetics Taner Yildiz in Ankara today, reports Trend. The plant will be built on the territory of the Petrochemical complex Petkim in Aliaga. The plant will produce 214,000 barrels in 24 hours. Diesel oil, jet fuel and other energy products will be realized on European and Turkish markets.

Iran and Turkey sign pipeline construction contract

Iran and Turkey sign pipeline construction contract

Iran and Turkey have signed an agreement worth 1 billion euros on construction of a new 660 km long pipeline.

Russian tourists discharged from hospital

The Russian tourists injured in a road accident involving their minibus in Antalia on Thursday morning have been discharged from hospital and taken back to their holiday destination, the director of tourist insurance department of ROSNO, Svetlana Shvab, told RIA Novosti.

Iranian oil minister arrives in Ankara

Iranian Minister of Oil Masud Mirkazemi arrived in Ankara on July 21st, heading a delegation, Iran News reports.In an interview to IRNA he said that he was invited by the Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yildiz, and they will exchange opinions on further development of cooperation between the two countries in such spheres as oil and gas, oil chemistry, oil refining and gas supply.