Thursday, April 24, 2014


News and Features from the Caucasus

French, German FMs In Tbilisi To Discuss Ties

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has held talks with the visiting foreign ministers of France and Germany, Laurent Fabius and Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
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Armenian Leader Criticizes Turkey's 'Utter Denial’ Of Genocide

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has criticized Turkey for failing to recognize the mass killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians during World War I by Ottoman forces as genocide.
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Daghestani Security Forces In Gun Battle With Suspected Militants

Security forces have launched a counterterrorism operation against suspected militants in Russia's volatile North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan.
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Former Makhachkala Mayor On Trial On Murder, Terrorism Charges

The trial has begun of the former mayor of Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's restive North Caucasus republic of Daghestan.
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Prague Hosting Eastern Partnership Gathering

The Czech capital, Prague, is hosting a two-day gathering of the European Union's Eastern Partnership program to boost ties, despite the crisis in program member Ukraine.
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Turkey's Erdogan Offers Condolences Over WWI Killings Of Armenians

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered condolences to descendants of the victims of the mass killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians during World War I by Ottoman forces.
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Council Of Europe Slams Baku On Rights

The Council of Europe's commissioner for human rights has harshly criticized Azerbaijani authorities over deteriorating human rights and basic freedoms in the country.
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Georgia Says Russia Releases Three Spies

Georgia says Russia has freed three Georgians who were arrested on espionage charges after the 2008 war between the neighboring states.
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Lavrov: Caspian Foreign Ministers 'Coordinate' Principles

Russia's foreign minister says the littoral states of the Caspian Sea are coordinating many "principles" aimed at establishing the bases of a treaty on the sea's legal status.
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CPJ Condemns Azerbaijani Treason Charges Against Journalist

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned authorities in Baku for charging a prominent journalist with high treason over allegations he spied for Azerbaijan’s rival, Armenia.
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