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Syriza regional election candidate resigns over Turkish ultra-nationalist contacts

Ahmet Kurt, a candidate for the position of regional councillor in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, resigns after photographs emerge of him with Turkish nationalist Devlet Bahçeli, whose party has links with the Grey Wolves
Enet: April 23, 2014

Turkey offers condolences to Armenia over WWI killings

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.
April 23, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Russia 'to respond if its interests' attacked

Russia will respond if its interests in Ukraine are attacked, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgian war.
BBC: April 23, 2014

US Army paratroopers deploy to Poland, Baltics

U.S. Army paratroopers begin joint exercises with their Polish counterparts Wednesday in Poland with additional companies deployed in the three Baltic States in what a Pentagon spokesman called a “tangible expression” of the U.S. commitment to Europe.
April 23, 2014

Presidential hopeful Tymoshenko talks to Pro-Russian separatists

Ukrainian presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko held private talks with pro-Russian separatist leaders in eastern Ukrainian Tuesday, in a bid to break the deadlock between them and the government in Kyiv. She says more dialogue will be needed for a clash to be averted.
April 23, 2014

Russian social network founder says he has been fired

The founder of Russia's most popular social network site says he has been fired and that allies of President Putin have taken over his site.
BBC: April 22, 2014

Cyprus accord 'possible this year'

A deal to end the 40-year-old Cyprus conflict could happen this year, the Turkish Cypriot leader has said.
The Courier: April 22, 2014

In Kyiv, Biden expresses support for Ukraine

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on a visit to Kyiv Tuesday, said "time is short'' for Russia to make progress on its commitment at Geneva last week to help defuse the crisis in Ukraine.
April 22, 2014

Easter marked across Turkey

Easter, one of the main holidays in the Christian world, was celebrated yesterday across Turkey and Northern Cyprus.
Daily Sabah: April 21, 2014

Russia says Kiev 'breaking accord'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the Kiev authorities of breaking last week's Geneva accord on resolving the Ukraine crisis.
BBC: April 21, 2014