A suicide bomber carried out an attack at a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd that killed 16 people, officials say.
BBC: December 29, 2013
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a major cabinet reshuffle after three ministerial resignations over a corruption inquiry.
BBC: December 26, 2013
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) signed an agreement over the weekend to purchase 66 per cent stock in Greek gas distribution state company DESFA with the Greek State Property Management Foundation and Petroleum Company.
Independent Balkan News Agency: December 24, 2013
Any corruption in Turkey will not be covered up and will be subject to to independent court adjudication, President Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday
Reuters AlertNet: December 24, 2013
The accession process of Albania into the EU is hindered by security concerns regarding organized crime activities, as well as, its defense relations with Greece
Ioannis Michaletos: December 23, 2013
Russia has freed two jailed members of the political protest punk band Pussy Riot under an amnesty law.
December 23, 2013
Turkish police have used tear gas against thousands of anti-government protesters in Istanbul as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to break the hands of "plotters".
BBC: December 23, 2013
Investigation challenges authority of PM Erdogan
Reuters AlertNet: December 22, 2013
EU summit in Brussels was not plain sailing for Greece, especially in terms of the Former Yugoslav Repulic of Macedonia (FYROM), Skopjean Utrinski Vesnik daily writes.
December 20, 2013
The most common words in Turkish-Greek affairs like “dogfight, Aegean tensions, rift, crisis, territorial waters and airspace” have lately been replaced with less hostile words: trade, tourism, investment, euros and dollars.
Journal of Turkish Weekly: December 20, 2013