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Brown, Erdogan sign joint strategic partnership agreement

24th October 2007

Brown, Erdogan sign joint strategic partnership agreement

Britain Tuesday pledged its full support for Turkey in efforts to “root out” terrorism by Kurdish PKK rebels as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Iraq that a mandate for a possible Turkish incursion into northern Iraq could be “exercised at any time.”

Erdogan, speaking after talks in London with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, stressed that any Turkish military action would be “targeted only” at rebels of the Kurdish separatist group PKK. Read the rest of this entry »

24th October 2007

Participants of a Rally Detained

Nikol PushinyanThe police surrounded the participants of “Ajlyntrank” NGO initiative in Koryun-Abovyan crossway, hampered their activities, detained the participants of the initiative and took them to the police department in Kentron community.

Among the detained were the initiator of “Ajlyntrank” Nikol Pushinyan and the chief editor of “Chorrord Ishkahnutyun” newspaper Shogher Matevosyan. Read the rest of this entry »

24th October 2007

The laziest election in Karabakh

On October 14 local elections will be held in Karabakh. It is already the fourth local election which will probably be marked in history as the most passive elections.

A tough campaign was expected in Stepanakert where the government candidate, the acting mayor Edward Aghabekyan and possibly other forces who were opposition to the parliament parties in the past presidential election were expected to run. Read the rest of this entry »

24th October 2007

Authorities Are Nervous

Babken ArarktsyanNikol Pashinyan, Petros Makeyan, Shogher Matevosyan, David Matevosyna, Michael Hajrapetyan are at the police station at this moment. This is a delusion, nervous state. But we will not give up,- said Babken Ararktsyan annoyed to A1+,- They understood that the situation in Armenia has changed. But they cannot fight against us. Babken Araktsyan did not see any legal motivation to keep the initiators of the rally in the police station. They are frightened. This is an absurdity. Read the rest of this entry »

14th October 2007

Rice and Gates called on Pelosi not to put H.Res.106 on vote

The U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a request to refrain from allowing the Armenian Genocide resolution to reach the House floor for a vote. Read the rest of this entry »

14th October 2007

EAFJD: to pass in silence over Genocide becomes a serious act of complicity with Turkish denials

“We greet the political courage of the deputies of the Foreign Affairs Committee which knew how to reject the cynicism of Ankara” declared Hilda Tchoboian, the President of the Euro-Armenian Federation, and continued, “We also want to pay tribute to the hundreds of American activists, organizations of defense of the human rights, people from all religions, all minorities, and to the Armenian organizations of the United States which carried out this struggle of civilization against cruelty”. Read the rest of this entry »

14th October 2007

Baku “strongly advises” U.S. House of Representatives not to pass H.Res.106

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry issued a statement over the U.S. House’s influential panel decision to approve the Armenian Genocide resolution.

“The Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan condemns this decision as erroneous and warns that the resolution will have a negative impact on regional and global processes. Read the rest of this entry »

14th October 2007

Serge Sargsyan intends to personally thank Congressmen who voted for H.Res.106

Armenia must be grateful to the Congressmen who voted for the Armenian Genocide Resolution in the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, RA Prime Minister Serge Sargsyan told reporters during a visit to Aragatsotn region of the republic. Read the rest of this entry »

14th October 2007

Khachkar in memory of Armenian Genocide victims inaugurated in Rome

A khachkar inaugurated in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide victims was consecrated in Rome October 10. By invitation of the Armenian community of Italy, the head of the German Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Archbishop Garegin Bekchian arrived in Rome to hold the solemn ceremony. Read the rest of this entry »

14th October 2007

Turkey wrangles with US: Resolution in exchange for PKK

A delegation of Turkish members of parliament, who were in Washington to lobby against the Armenian Genocide Resolution, warned on October 11 that the US-Turkish alliance could suffer serious damage unless Washington made a goodwill gesture, such as adopting a much tougher stance toward the PKK, a Kurdish terrorist organization. Read the rest of this entry »

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