Worried as they are by terrorist threats, Ukraine’s future and the Grexit saga, European citizens may not have paid much attention to Mustafa Akıncı’s visit to the EU institutions last week.
Kazakhstan’s veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev celebrates his 75th birthday today, in good shape and vastly popular, but the expected fireworks and fanfare mask uncomfortable questions about the future of the second-largest post-Soviet economy.
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Last weekend, Istanbul hosted its 12th LGBTI Pride Parade.
The 2014 Ukraine crisis reinforced the EU’s quest for gas supply security.
The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) will create more than 15,000 new jobs and make a great economic contribution to the participating countries, according to the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (Socar), which is conducting the project.
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Social movements and popular protests organized around them against government policies have become a part of global politics since the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Turkey and Russia’s Gazprom are likely to finalize a deal on natural gas prices by mid-July, Turkish officials told Reuters, after Ankara warned last week it could seek international arbitration if they failed to agree
Russia said on July 2 a new U.S. military strategy was confrontational and would not help improve relations with Moscow, strained by the crisis in Ukraine
Russia on July 2 criticised proposed changes to Ukraine's constitution, saying Kiev authorities "absolutely" ignored the demands put forward by Moscow-aligned separatists.
Ukraine announced on June 30 the immediate suspension of all Russian gas purchases after EU-mediated negotiations aimed at keeping supplies running for at least three more months broke down.
A move in Russia to review the legality of a 1991 decision formally granting Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia independence from the Soviet Union has alarmed the Baltic States and stoked tensions in ties with Moscow.
Some 10,000 protesters rallied in the Armenian capital on June 28, defying police threats to forcefully break up the demonstration against the government's controversial move to hike electricity prices.
Turkey’s leading mobile phone operator, Turkcell, has signed an agreement to acquire a 44.96 percent stake in Euroasia Telecommunications Holding, which owns 100 percent of Astelit LLC, the Ukrainian mobile operator of “life:)”
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What would you do if someone asked you to summarize the major tensions of human beings on this blue planet of ours? I’m talking about the big, systemic issues – the problems of capitalism, war, climate change and development.
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When the new cabinet emerges from the mayhem of the newly sworn-in parliament, its biggest problem will be Syria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called his US counterpart Barack Obama on June 25 to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group's advances and a deal on Iran's nuclear program
Since the end of the Cold War, the nature of international conflicts has changed considerably.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth urged Europe on June 24 to guard against division in the continent, at a state banquet in Berlin where Germany's president declared: "the European Union needs Great Britain".
Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany called June 23 for a "rapid de-escalation" and "immediate ceasefire" in eastern Ukraine following crisis talks in Paris
President Vladimir Putin has extended Russia's ban on food imports from the West by one year, longer than had been expected, in retaliation to the extension of European sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine.
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