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 World leaders keep on sending congratulatory messages to President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan on the occasion of Independence Day, News.am reports. In particular, Pope Benedict XVl, King of Jordan Abdullah II, President of Turkey Abdullah Gul, President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon have sent congratulatory messages, presidential press service informes. 

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Unidentified assailants have attacked a police school at Bitlis in Turkey this morning. One died and many were injured, Trend reports.

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US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had bilateral talks at a session of the UN General Assemblyin New York and spoke for international retaliation against the Syrian government, Deputy Presidential Assistant for National Security Ben Rods said, ITAR-TASS reports.

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Turkey's Southern Express was stopped at a train station in the Central Anatolian Kırıkkale province due to a bomb threat. The train was travelling between the southeastern Siirt province and Istanbul, Hurriyet Daily News reports. Eight suspects were taken into custody following the event.

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Turkish President Abdullah Gul has called Tuesday's deadly explosion in the centre of Ankara a terrorist attack, RIA Novosti reports.At least three people were killed and another fifteen injured when suspected car bomb went off in the Turkish capital.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with his French counterpart Alain Juppé in the framework of the 66th UN General Assemly's meeting.The ministers discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Turkish-Armenian relations and the situation in the South Caucasus in general.They also touched upon the situation in Libya and Syria, as well as Turkish-Israeli relations. 

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A minibus exploded in Ankara, Reuters reports.At least 2 were killed and 10 injured. The Turkish Interior Ministry says that a bomb was planted underneath the minibus.

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American company Noble Energy has began test drilling in the Mediterranean Sea in search of hydrocarbons, Cypriot radio announced on Monday referring to the head of the local energy company, Solon Kasinisa.Kasinisa said that the drilling is held at the Aphrodite platform which is situated in the special economic zone of Cyprus, RIA Novosti reports.Turkey has repeatedly expressed its categorical opposition to the work and demanded to stop searching for hydrocarbon in Cyprus.

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An explosion occurred today in Turkey at a factory for the production of chemical goods. Two people were killed and two wounded, Trend reports referring to the television channel CNN Turk.The causes of the explosion have not yet been established.

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Turkey and Iran will develop cooperation in a wide range of spheres, Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Semil Sisek said after a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Turkey Bakhman Khoseynpur, Iran News reports.

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend the UN General Assembly in New York today, assisted by ministers, including Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, TRT reports.

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Israel prioritizes Azerbaijani gas

Israel fears that tensions with Egypt could result in the renouncing of gas deals with Israel. Tel Aviv is searching for a new energy supplier. The only alternative source is gas from Azerbaijan. Current supplies reach Israel through Turkey.

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