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The Azerbaijani agitprop must at least understand one thing very clearly: Senor Hasratyan

The Azerbaijani agitprop must at least understand one thing very clearly: Senor Hasratyan

“Making this kind of loud statements after false accusations is the typical style of the Azerbaijani agitprop. The number one task of our army is ensuring the complete security of our people, and we are ready for this at any moment in any event, especially that the Armenian Army has not only professional soldiers, but also opportunities surpassing the adversary’s armaments and strategic­technical characteristics.”

Turkey sentences opposition lawmaker to 2,5 years imprisonment

Turkey sentences opposition lawmaker to 2,5 years imprisonment

Besime Konca, opposition lawmaker of Turkey’s HDP – People’s Democratic Party, who was once again detained, has been sentenced to 2 years and 6 months imprisonment, Diken news agency reported. The MP was sentenced on charges of ‘being a member of an armed group” and “propaganda for terrorist organization.”

13 killed in military helicopter crash in Turkey

13 killed in military helicopter crash in Turkey

13 military personnel, including one General were killed in a crash of a Cougartype military helicopter in Turkey’s southern province of Sirnak, Anadolu reports. The crash occurred after hitting a highvoltage power line three minutes after take off.

At least 90 dead in Kabul explosion: IS claims responsibility

At least 90 dead in Kabul explosion: IS claims responsibility

Medical personnel say the death toll might rise, many of the wounded are in critical condition, including women and children. The Islamic State terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the attack. The bomb exploded at 08:30 local time on May 31 in the Vazir Akbar Khan district, near the German embassy.

OSCE Minsk Group Co­-Chairs to visit Baku June 19

OSCE Minsk Group Co­-Chairs to visit Baku June 19

“The Co-­Chairs will arrive in Armenia, Yerevan in 10 days. They also want to visit Stepanakert. I can’t say whether Azerbaijan will be ready to receive the Co­Chairs, but the Co­-Chairs will be in the region, in Yerevan and Stepanakert, in 10 days,” Nalbandian said.

Cavusoglu says German lawmakers’ visit to Incirlik Air Base not possible

Cavusoglu says German lawmakers’ visit to Incirlik Air Base not possible

Commenting on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s statement where she said they will try for the last time to reach agreement with Turkey, and then will make a decision to stay in or leave Incirlik, Cavusoglu said, “Germany has negative stances on Turkey, and we voice about this very often. We see how Germany supports everything which is against Turkey.”

Nalbandian’s reply to Aliyev

Nalbandian’s reply to Aliyev

Armenia has always supported meeting with Azerbaijan on the level of both Foreign Ministers and presidents, and if the situation matures, works will be carried out to organize and it’ll be possible to launch a meeting. Armenian FM Edward Nalbandian told at the joint press conference with Lamberto Zannier, OSCE Secretary General.

Georgia technically ready for NATO membership:­ PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili

Georgia technically ready for NATO membership:­ PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili

Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili says Georgia has all practical tools to prepare for NATO membership, RIA Novosti reported. Georgia for the first time hosts the spring sitting of NATO Parliamentary Assembly which is being held from May 26 to 29. This is the fifth case in NATO’s history when the Assembly holds its session in non­-member state of the alliance.

The status-quo is no longer maintainable: Piotr Switalski

The status-quo is no longer maintainable: Piotr Switalski

“We greatly support the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs and their latest statement. We believe that there is no military solution for this conflict, and that the status-quo is no longer maintainable. We believe that the ceasefire agreement should be respected, we believe there is no military solution to this conflict and we believe that investigative mechanisms, also confidence building mechanisms should be implemented.”

Iran builds third underground missile plant

Iran builds third underground missile plant

“We are systematically beefing up our defense capabilities. I can say that over the past few years, the IRGC has built a third missile plant,” Hajiaadeh said in the city of Dezful, which had been the scene of violent clashes during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988, TASS reports.

Azerbaijan violates OSCE Artsakh monitoring procedure agreement

Azerbaijan violates OSCE Artsakh monitoring procedure agreement

From the opposite side of the Line of Contact, the monitoring was conducted by Field Assistant to the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Ofce Ghenadie Petrica (Moldova) and staff member of the Ofce of the OSCE CiO Personal Representative Martin Schuster (Germany).

Erdogan cancels BSEC sideline meetings

Erdogan cancels BSEC sideline meetings

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t participate in the luncheon on the sidelines of the BSEC 25th anniversary summit. The luncheon was served in honor of the heads of states participating in the summit, in the Dolmabahce palace in Isanbul.

Iraq stops importing tomato from Turkey

Iraq stops importing tomato from Turkey

The Iraqi authorities made a decision to stop import of tomatoes from Turkey starting from May 21, Hurriyet reports. Iraq’s agriculture ministry said in a statement that they want to assist the local producers by making this decision.

More than 15.000 businesses resume activities in Aleppo Governorate

More than 15.000 businesses resume activities in Aleppo Governorate

“The authorities try to either subsidize the small business or provide interestfree loans to entrepreneurs. As a result, more than 15.000 small enterprises are currently working in the Governorate”, Fares al-Shehabi said, adding tax holiday was given to entrepreneurs for the period of time that their businesses remained closed during militant occupation.

Turkey’s PM arrives in Georgia on official visit

Turkey’s PM arrives in Georgia on official visit

Georgia and Turkey are strategic partners. According to official statistics, Turkey tops Georgia’s list of trading partners. The trade turnover between the two countries comprised more than 452 million USD in rst quarter of 2017.

Azerbaijan plays with fire: David Babayan

Azerbaijan plays with fire: David Babayan

“Unfortunately, we recorded a casualty—this is irreversible loss, like any of them. Azerbaijan simply is playing with the fire. Such behavior, manifestation of such impudent, irreverent attitude towards the international community, I consider shouldn’t remain with no reply. Soon it may be anticipated that in case of continuity of such behavior tougher and more painful steps will be taken toward Azerbaijan: we hope it’ll be so,” Davit Babayan said.

Rouhani leads Iran presidential race

Rouhani leads Iran presidential race

“It’s over, Rouhani is the winner,” the source said on condition of anonymity. Rouhani won 21.6 million votes in Friday’s hard-fought contest, compared to 14 million for Raisi, with 37 million votes counted, the source said, adding about four million more votes were still to be tallied.