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    Erdogan: Turkey disagrees with Russia on Syria
    Dec02

    Erdogan: Turkey disagrees with Russia on Syria

    Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said that Turkey agrees with Russia on the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Syrian crisis, but they differ on what this solution should be, Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday. Speaking at a joint press conference held with Russian president, Vladimir Putin, in the Turkish capital...

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree new truce
    Dec02

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree new truce

    Moscow denies helping separatists in eastern region …read more Source: Gulf...

    Ukraine, rebels ‘agree in principle’ on ceasefire in Lugansk: OSCE
    Dec02

    Ukraine, rebels ‘agree in principle’ on ceasefire in Lugansk: OSCE

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have “agreed in principle” on a ceasefire in the eastern war-torn region of Lugansk, the OSCE has said, as NATO foreign ministers met in Brussels …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Ukraine, Afghanistan dominate NATO meeting
    Dec02

    Ukraine, Afghanistan dominate NATO meeting

    NATO foreign ministers are expected to announce on Dec. 2 the launch of a new advisory mission for Afghanistan and continuous NATO presence in Eastern Europe …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    New Cease-fire for Ukraine’s Luhansk Region
    Dec02

    New Cease-fire for Ukraine’s Luhansk Region

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says Ukraine’s military and pro-Russian separatist forces in the Luhansk region have agreed “in principle” to a new cease-fire effective Dec. 5. The OSCE said Monday the cease-fire would bring a truce include the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the area starting December...

    Putin Drops South Stream Pipeline to EU, Courts Turkey Instead
    Dec02

    Putin Drops South Stream Pipeline to EU, Courts Turkey Instead

    ANKARA—Russia on Monday scrapped the South Stream pipeline project to supply gas to southern Europe without crossing Ukraine, citing EU objections, and instead named Turkey as its preferred partner for an alternative pipeline, with a promise of hefty discounts. The EU, at loggerheads with Moscow over Ukraine, and keen to reduce its energy...

    Turkey strikes gas deal with Russia
    Dec01

    Turkey strikes gas deal with Russia

    Russia will reduce the cost of gas it supplies to Turkey by 6% beginning next year, President Vladimir Putin has said. Turkish daily ‘Zaman’ reports that Turkey would be buying an additional 3 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia. Last year, 13.7 bcm of gas was pumped to Turkey via Blue Stream. Addressing a joint press conference with...

    Pro-European parties narrowly win Moldova polls
    Dec01

    Pro-European parties narrowly win Moldova polls

          CHISINAU —  Pro-European parties edged out those backing closer ties with Russia in weekend parliamentary elections in ex-Soviet  Moldova, which took place against the backdrop of the bloody conflict in neighbouring Ukraine.   …read more Source: Saudi...

    Russia drops South Stream pipeline, Putin blames Europe
    Dec01

    Russia drops South Stream pipeline, Putin blames Europe

    By Darya Korsunskaya RUSSIA’S Gazprom on Monday cancelled a project to construct the South Stream pipeline to supply gas to southern Europe – an apparent casualty of the dispute between Moscow and the West over Ukraine. The announcement was made after Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a state visit to Turkey earlier in the day...

    Putin, Erdogan meet to strengthen ties – Strongmen set aside differences
    Dec01

    Putin, Erdogan meet to strengthen ties – Strongmen set aside differences

    ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday held talks in Ankara with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin aimed at boosting trade and strengthening relations, despite sharp differences over the crises in Syria and Ukraine. Erdogan personally welcomed Putin for the one-day state visit at the gates of his controversial new...

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