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Russia Beefs up its Armenia Base with Army Helicopters

MOSCOW, Dec 8 – Russia has deployed attack and transport helicopters to reinforce its military base in Armenia, RIA news agency quoted Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Tuesday. A total of seven helicopters MI-24 and Mi-8 have been deployed at the base near the capital city of Yerevan, and one more batch would be

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Russian Man Beheaded by Daesh For Rejecting Recruitment Attempt

BRATSKOYE, Russia, Dec 4 (Reuters) – The Russian man beheaded as a spy by Daesh was a moderate Muslim who had rejected attempts by militants to recruit him to fight in the Middle East, his adoptive family told Reuters on Friday. A video posted online by Daesh this week showed a man in an orange

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Turkey – Russia Relations: The Butterfly Effect

A diplomatic confrontation between Turkey’s President Erdogan and Russia’s President Putin may unleash a conflict which may impact the world By NOUR SAMAHA It was as though it was clipped from the sky: a single satellite image that has set the region agog. Across a tiny area on the map, over the opposition-held Jabal Turkman

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NATO Allies Seek to Strengthen Turkey’s Defences

By Robin Emmott, Sabine Siebold and Arshad Mohammed BRUSSELS, Dec. 1 (Reuters) – NATO allies sought on Tuesday to strengthen Turkey’s defences along its Syrian border after the United States withdrew its missile defence battery for modernisation, leaving Ankara exposed as Russia intensifies actions in the area. Germany has also removed its Patriot battery supporting

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Obama Urges Turkey to Reduce Tensions with Russia

By Jeff Mason PARIS, Dec 1 – U.S. President Barack Obama urged his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday to reduce tensions with Russia while stressing U.S. support for its NATO ally’s security. Obama met Tayyip Erdogan in Paris, where he has been attending the climate summit, a week after Turkish jets downed a Russian warplane along

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Turkey Calls for Opening of Communication Channels With Russia

ANKARA, Dec 1 – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called on Tuesday for the opening of communication channels between Turkey and Russia to prevent incidents like the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets along the Syrian border last week. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan did not meet at Monday’s

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France Says Russian Airstrikes in Syria Should Only Target Daesh

PARIS, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – Russian air strikes in Syria must clearly target only Daesh militants, France’s foreign ministry said on Monday in response to questions over recent raids by Moscow on opposition groups in the north of the country. After travelling to the Russian capital on Thursday, French President Francois Hollande said he had

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Turkey Prepares to Hand Over Pilot’s Body to Russia

ANKARA, Nov. 29 (Reuters) – The body of the pilot killed when Turkey shot down a Russian jet was taken to Turkey late on Saturday to be handed over to Russia, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said. The body is being treated in accordance with the Orthodox tradition, Davutoglu said in a news conference in Ankara

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Russia’s President Putin Signs Turkey Sanctions Decree

By Andrew Osborn and Polina Devitt MOSCOW, Nov 28 – President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing a raft of punitive economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, underlining the depth of the Kremlin’s anger towards Ankara four days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane. The decree, which entered into force immediately, said charter flights

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