Ten Armenian startups to attend Start-up Istanbul 2016 forum in Turkey

Ten Armenian startups will attend Start-up Istanbul 2016 forum in Turkey for the first time, the Public Journalism Club reported on Friday.

The forum will be launched on October 6 and wrapped up on October 10. Some 500 startups and about 500 investors from different countries will take part in the forum, and the total number of participants reaches 4,000.

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Armenia fails to capitalize on Russian sanctions against Turkey

YEREVAN, July 6. /ARKA/. Armenian companies failed to capitalize on sanctions Russia imposed against  Turkey last year,  economist Vilen Khachatryan told a news conference today.

Russian-Turkish relations deteriorated following the downing of a Russian Su-24 aircraft by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet in Syria on November 24, 2015. In the wake of the incident, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing economic and other measures against Ankara, including ban on imports of Turkish fruits and vegetables.

According to Khachatryan, Armenian exports to Russia in 2015 constituted  $244 million. In the first five months of 2016 they were worth $132 million.

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Patriarch slams Germany’s ‘Armenian genocide’ bill as ‘unacceptable’

The head of the Armenian church in Turkey has condemned the Bundestag’s approval of a resolution recognizing the World War I-era killings of Anatolian Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire as “genocide,” claiming the vote politicized a sensitive issue.

“As we have expressed on a number of occasions, the use of this pain, which traumatized the Armenian nation, in the international political arena is a real source of sorrow and pain,” acting Patriarch Aram Ateşyan said in a letter addressed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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Turkey urges end to Armenian military aggression against Azerbaijan

Turkey calls for immediate end unconditional end to the Armenian military aggression against Azerbaijan, Turkish TRT Haber TV channel citied Turkish president’s chief advisor Yalcin Topcu as saying May 28.

He made the remarks during a reception organized by Azerbaijan’s embassy in Ankara on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.

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Eurovision struggles to keep politics out of the picture

STOCKHOLM – You can croon about unrequited love, dance with unbridled passion or dress up in drag. Just keep politics out of it. Read more…