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Customs Union code comes into force

Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement bringing the Customs Union code came into force, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday, Interfax reports.He also noted that the code will come into trilateral force on July 6, while for Kazakhstan and Russia it is has been in effect since July 1.

Hillary Clinton arrives in Georgia

US state secretary Hillary Clinton will finish her tour of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region in Georgia on Monday. Clinton will meet with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, Interfax reports.The two will discuss bilateral ties and issues within the framework of the United States-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership.

US to render assistance in Turkish-Armenian relations

US to render assistance in Turkish-Armenian relations

Washington has expressed its willingness to help establish Turkish-Armenian diplomatic relations

Turkey officially opts out of joint drills with Israel

The Turkish Defense Ministry has officially informed Israel of its decision not to participate in joint search-and-rescue drills in the Mediterranean Sea scheduled for August, Interfax reports. The drills will now see the participation of the USA and Israel.

Turkey to allocate Kyrgyzstan $21 million

Turkey will allocate Kyrgyzstan $21 million to support its budget and finance the construction of housing in the southern regions of the country. The news was announced following a meeting between the Kyrgyz interim government's deputy chairman Almazbek Atambaev and Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu, which took place in Bishkek, the news agency 24kg reports.

Astana hosts EurAsEC summit

A summit of the Eurasian economic community under the chairmanship of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev opened today in Astana, KazTag reports.Leaders of all EurAsEC member-states will participate in the summit, and Serzh Sargsyan, the president of observer state Armenia will also take part. It is expected that EurAsEC's 2011 budget will be passed at the meeting and the establishment of the organization's court will be completed.

Russo-Iranian alert partnership (Part 1)

Russo-Iranian "alert partnership" (Part 1)

Russo-Iranian "alert partnership" (Part 1)Many different events have taken place in the history of Russo-Iranian relations, both positive and negative. However, the parties have always sensed and been aware of each other's significance.Historical facts

Turkish oil-squeezer

Turkish oil-squeezer

Turkey plans to make the most of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. After the BP drilling rig explosion and subsequent oil spill, Turkish authorities brought up the problem of replacing tanker oil transportation with the trans-Anatolian Samsun-Ceyhan pipeline.

Nino Burjanadze is discontent with Hillary Clinton's unwillingness to meet Georgia's opposition

The Party of the ex-Parliamentary Speaker, Nino Burjanadze, accuses the US of ignoring the opposition in Georgia. According to the press-service of the party, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not going to meet with Georgia's opposition during her visit to Georgia, so Burjanadze herself will be given no chance to meet the Secretary of State.

The US Secretary of State arrives in Armenia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Yerevan, reports. Her airplane landed in the evening of July 4th at Yerevan's "Zvartnots" International Airport and Clinton headed for a meeting with the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, after which she held a press-conference together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Eduard Nalbandyan.

The USA is unable to settle the Karabakh conflict but will help bring the sides closer

The USA supports a peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict on the basis of the principles of territorial integrity, non-violence and the right of self-determination within the terms of the Helsinski agreements, said the US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Trend reports.

USA to help Azerbaijan build democracy

USA to help Azerbaijan build democracy

The USA is prepared to help Azerbaijan and its citizens build a prosperous, independent and democratic state, declared the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday, during the meeting with Azerbaijani youth. According to Clinton, Azerbaijan has made significant progress, but there is still a lot to do, including improving the judicial system. The Azerbaijani President asked the USA for help in settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, calling it the main threat to regional stability, and that the Azerbaijani people are suffering from it.

Turkish President goes to Kazakhstan to congratulate Nursultan Nazarbayev

Turkish President Abdullah Gül flew to Kazakhstan today.

Armenia commemorates actor Mher Mkrtchyan

Today is the 80th anniversary of the birth of the eminent Soviet Armenian actor Mher (Frunzik) Mkrtchyan,

Three OSCE Minsk Group diplomats arrive in Baku

The co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group Robert Bradtke (USA), Bernard Fassier (France) and Igor Popov (Russia) are now in Baku.

Media and Economic Forum takes place in Turkey

The Media and Economic Forum opened yesterday in Istanbul.

US Secretary of State starts negotiations with Azerbaijani government in Baku

US Secretary of State starts negotiations with Azerbaijani government in Baku

The United States' Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, arrived last night in Azerbaijan in the framework of her tour of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.

Kokoity refuses to run for third term

The president of South Ossetia, Eduard Kokoity, will not change the constitution and won’t run for the post of head of the Republic in the 2011 elections,

Azerbaijan and Netherlands discuss partnership prospects

A presentation of the rapid development and future prospects for development of the Azerbaijani economy has taken place in the Netherlands,

Israel will not apologize to Turkey, but doesn’t desire deterioration in relations

The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, declared that he is opposed to further deterioration in relations between Israel and Turkey,