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St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2018

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will take place on May 24–26, 2018 at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is a unique event in the world of business and economics. SPIEF has been held since 1997, and since 2006, it has been held under the auspices of the President …

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Garo Paylan: Turkish president has to stand trial

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan may face trial after the presidential and parliamentary election set for June 24, Turkish MP of Armenian origin Garo Paylan said. Paylan said there was too much pressure during Erdogan’s tenure, and it is time for him to retire, Cumhuriyet reported.

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Armenian MP of Turkey: Judging me will not force me to abandon fight for justice for genocide

Garo Paylan, Istanbul Armenian MP and vice-chairman of the opposition pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey, responded to the announcement on the launching of a criminal case against him, and under the infamous Article 301 (“insulting the Turkish nation”) of the Turkish Penal Code. Paylan told Agos Armenian weekly of Istanbul that he has …

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Garo Paylan being investigated for ‘insulting Turkishness’ under Turkey’s Article 301

Ankara’s chief prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation of Garo Paylan, an Armenian member of the Turkish Parliament representing the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) for allegedly violating the infamous Article 301 of the Turkish penal code that deems “insulting Turkishness” as illegal offense. “Article 301, which is an article of the Turkish Penal Code making …

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European Union will stick to Iran nuclear agreement

The EU will stick to the Iran deal and the bloc’s leaders have mandated their Brussels-based executive to defend the interests of European companies dealing with Tehran from U.S. sanctions if needed, Reuters reported quoting top EU official. “On Iran nuclear deal, we agreed unanimously that the EU will stay in the agreement as long as Iran …

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Netanyahu’s son: Turkey is responsible for Armenian Genocide

Turkey is responsible for atrocities and sufferings in Cyprus, against Greeks, Kurds and Armenians, Israeli Prime Minister’s son Yair Netanyahu wrote on Facebook. “Turkey, you’re responsible to unbelievable atrocities and suffer to Cyprus, the Greek people, the Kurds and a genocide of the Armenians. Also I would like to remind the Turks that they’re a …

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50 members of Knesset support bill recognizing Armenian Genocide

The initiative for Israel’s official recognition of the Armenian Genocide is gaining momentum at an impressive pace, according to Israel Radio. The bill, initially submitted by MK Itzik Shmuli has been endorsed by no fewer than 50 MKs from both coalition and opposition parties, Jewish Press reported The bill has received endorsements from Likud, Zionist Camp, Habayit …

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Iran’s Rouhani to Armenia’s Pashinyan: I hope we witness further development of relations between the two countries

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has sent a message to the new Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, to offer congratulations on his election and expressed the hope that Tehran-Yerevan ties would further develop. “I hope that we witness further development of relations between the two

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Trump to Armenia’s Pashinyan: I look forward to working with you

US President Donald Trump has congratulated Nikol Pashinyan on his recent election as Prime Minister of Armenia. “Dear Mr. Prime Minister: Congratulations on your recent election. I look forward to working with you on the many areas of mutual interest for our two countries, 

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Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan confirms Armenia’s commitment to international obligations

Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan reaffirmed Armenia’s full commitment to its international obligations, including those in the sidelines of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Pashinyan said during the EAEU summit in Sochi. He reminded that

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