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Turkey politics: Erdogan ally Yildirim to be appointed PM
Turkey's ruling AK Party is set to appoint a key ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its leader and new prime minister, after a reported rift led Ahmet Davutoglu to quit. Binali Yildirim, the outgoing transport minister, is the sole candidate at a party congress in Ankara. His main task will be to oversee constitutional changes to increase the president's power, correspondents say. The issue is thought to have been behind the resignation of Mr Davutoglu.
Azerbaijan’s economic situation critical
The economic situation in Azerbaijan has been described as critical by the Economic and Industry Committee of that country, according to local media. Azerbaijani economy minister Samir Sharif noted that said that the country’s banking system is instable and weak, the budget expenses are more than entries. He said that the country appeared in such situation from midst of 2015 and the government turned into saving regime. Specialists were telling long ago that Azerbaijan which spends a lo...
Azerbaijan terrorizes Lezgis
Russian special forces stormed today the house of former mayor of Dagestani Derbent Imam Yaraliev. The latter is a Lezgi and is well-known social-political figure in Dagestan. In 2010-2015 he was Derbent mayor. By the way his candidacy was forwarded by United Russia party. He won with 96.63% of votes. In 1995-2006 he was Dagestan prosecutor. In 2015 Russia’s Investigation Committee opened a case against Yaraliyev for abuse of power. Today the anti-Azerbaijani moods are growing among Lezgi...
Lezgis conduct protest actions in Azerbaijan, clashes with police registered
Writer, publicist Bakur Karapetyan wrote in his Facebook page: "It has become clear from reliable sources that on April 28 in the lezgi-populated region Kusari bodies of 19 killed lezgi soldiers were brought. The lezgis conducted a protest action stating that they are not against Artsakh's independence and that it is not their war. During the protest actions clashes with police have been registered. A group of activists have been detained. The Baku authorities closed all the roads taking to Ru...
Lezgis conduct act of protest in Azerbaijan
On the night of April 27 Armenian forces returned the post in Talish attacked by Azerbaijanis in early April. Only in that point Azerbaijan had 40-50 human losses. Among them were 21 Lezgis. It is known that the Azerbaijani leadership puts lesgis, talishers in front lines and not Azerbaijanis. The bodies of killed Lezgis were handed to their families living in Samur, Xucni, Gelhen, Xamaskend communities. On April 28 Lezgis conducted act of protest demanding meeting with the military and politica...
Lezgis getting prepared for rebellion in north Azerbaijan
According to some foreign special services, it is not excluded that lezgis of Azerbaijan will rebel on the north of the country. The Azerbaijanis who cut the head of the Armenian Yezidi soldier went from village to village showing it to the villagers and threatening that they will do the same with Yesidis, Kurds, Lezgis and Talishers if any of them helps Armenians. This incident raised a wave of discontent  among the ethnic minorities of Azerbaijan. In the northern part of the country whe...
Turkey explosion: Ankara car bomb kills at least 27 (VIDEO)
A car bomb has exploded in the Turkish capital Ankara, killing 27 people and wounding another 75, the city governor's office has said. The explosion happened in Guvenpark in the Kizilay district, a key transport hub and commercial area. Several vehicles at the scene were reduced to burned-out wrecks, including at least one bus. Last month, a bomb attack on a military convoy in Ankara killed 28 people and wounded dozens more. The Hurriyet newspaper said the latest blast happened at about...
Suicide bomber kills 10 people, mainly Germans, in Istanbul
A suicide bomber thought to have crossed recently from Syria killed at least 10 people, most of them German tourists, in Istanbul's historic heart on Tuesday, in an attack Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu blamed on Islamic State. All of those killed in Sultanahmet square, near the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia - major tourist sites in the center of one of the world's most visited cities - were foreigners, Davutoglu said. A senior Turkish official said nine were German, while Peru's foreign ministr...
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