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The Caucasus, or Caucasia, is a region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and mainly occupied by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and south western Russia. [Wikipedia]

Baku warns Armenia against 'illegal' force deployments

BAKU, AzerbaijanAzerbaijan on Sunday warned Armenia not to deploy new troops to its territories. In a Foreign Ministry statement, Baku said that deploying its forces in internationally recognized territories of...

Azerbaijan: France's Karabakh resolution 'provocative'

BAKU, Azerbaijan A so-called resolution in the French Senate urging the recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent country is "biased" and "provocative," Azerbaijan has said. "First of all, we would like...

Armenian attack kills 10 civilians in Ganja, Azerbaijan

BAKU  At least ten civilians were killed, including two children, and 35 others injured, after the Armenian army struck Azerbaijan’s second-largest city, Ganja, with missile attacks, a top Azerbaijani official...

Armenian premier tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday announced that he and all of his family members are tested positive for the novel coronavirus.  In a live Facebook video, Pashinyan said...

Coronavirus casualties rise in Eurasia, Central Asia

CHISINAU, Moldova  Coronavirus infections and fatalities continued to rise across Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Friday. Moldova The total number of virus cases in Moldova rose to 35,904, with 358 more...

End occupation in Upper Karabakh: Erdogan tells Armenia

ISTANBUL The Turkish president on Monday called on Armenia to immediately end the occupation of Azerbaijani territories, so the peace will reign in the region again. “The crisis in the region...

US to try to end violence between Armenia, Azerbaijan

NEW YORK  President Donald Trump said Sunday that the US is looking into what can be done to stop the violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region. Trump...

Turkey extends full support to Azerbaijan

ANKARA Defense chiefs of Turkey and Azerbaijan discussed the latest developments after the Armenian attack on Azerbaijan, according to Turkey’s National Defense Ministry on Sunday. “Turkey will always stand by Azerbaijani...

Armenian president rejects army chief’s dismissal again

YEREVAN, Armenia Armenian President Armen Sargsyan on Tuesday rejected a prime ministerial order to sack the army's chief of general staff for the second time.  The Armenian Presidency said in a...

Azerbaijan downs Armenian drone

BAKU  Azerbaijan has downed an Armenian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the country’s Defense Ministry announced early Monday. The drone was shot down Sunday evening while conducting reconnaissance activity over Azerbaijani territory,...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...