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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Russia considers it right to maintain working contacts with Kurdish groups in Syria despite Turkey’s objections, as they are “fighting against terrorists,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said on May 15
Cansu Çamlıbel – ISTANBUL
The director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), a think tank directly linked to the Kremlin, has claimed that U.S. troops deployed at Turkey’s İncirlik Air Base were involved in the downing of a Russian jet last year.
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group, which works on resolving of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, has said it has maintained contacts with the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan, on arranging the next meeting to find a settlement
Nerdun Hacıoğlu – MOSCOW
The spouse of a deceased Russian pilot, who was killed after Turkish warplanes shot down a Russian aircraft on Nov. 24, 2015, over an alleged airspace violation, has said she is ready to meet Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
BAKU - Anadolu Agency
Fifty Turkish academics employed at an Azerbaijani university will not have their contracts renewed, it was announced on Aug. 17
Turkey’s top soldier and intelligence chief have discussed the current situation in Syria with the Russian chief of staff in Moscow, the Turkish army said on Nov. 2.
BAKU - Agence France-Presse
Azerbaijan said on Aug. 15 it has launched a criminal investigation into the supporters of US-based preacher Fethullah Gülen, whom Ankara blames for orchestrating the last month's abortive coup attempt
Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar is currently visiting Russia for talks on military cooperation and regional issues, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a written statement on Nov. 1.
Emine Kart – ANKARA
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said discussions on creating an Azerbaijan-Russia-Turkey trilateral format were held during his recent visit to Azerbaijan, while sources from the office of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the issue of normalizing relations with estranged Turkish neighbor Armenia might have been discussed during the president’s recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin
Çetin Aydın/Fırat Alkaç – ISTANBUL
Istanbul police on Aug. 19 detained three Azerbaijanis, H.T, A.N, Z.İ., and one Turk, T.C., suspected of having links to the attack on the Russian-Azerbaijani mafia boss who was killed early on Aug. 18 in Istanbul
Twenty anti-government gunmen who were holed up in an Armenian police station for two weeks surrendered on July 31, security services said, ending a tense stand-off that left two police officers dead and triggered mass protests