Thursday, April 24, 2014


News and Features from the Caucasus

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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Azeri Journalist Charged With Spying

Azerbaijani authorities have formally charged a prominent journalist with high treason over allegations he spied for Azerbaijan’s rival, Armenia.
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Armenia To Sign Agreement On Joining Customs Union In May-June

Armenian Economy Minister Vaghram Avanesian says his country will sign an agreement on joining the Russia-led Customs Union in May or June.
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Georgia Ex-Minister Akhalaia Cleared

The Tbilisi Court of Appeals has upheld the acquittal of Bacho Akhalaia on charges involving torture and the inhumane treatment of seven special task force servicemen when he served as Georgia's interior minister in 2012.
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Probe Launched Into 'Illegal Release' Of Reputed Kyrgyz Crime Boss

Investigations have been launched into last year's release of a reputed crime boss in Kyrgyzstan.
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McCain Urges Moldova's Euro Integration

U.S. Senator John McCain has reiterated his support for the continued integration of Moldova and Ukraine into European structures during a visit on April 17 to the Moldovan capital, Chisinau.
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