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April 24, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Parliament adopted a resolution recognising the 1915 “mass killing” of Armenians, refraining from using the term “genocide” after the intervention of the centre-right majority partner in government. Adoption of […]

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Row in Bulgaria over proposal for Parliament to recognise Armenian Genocide

April 23, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Parliament is embroiled in controversy over a proposal to formally recognise the Armenian Genocide – though it appears that plans f ...

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Istanbul’s new airport to boost air traffic over Bulgaria – minister

April 21, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Air traffic over Bulgaria is expected to increase by 50 per cent once the new international airport in Istanbul becomes operational, Bulgaria’s Tran ...

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Religious services held in Bulgaria to commemorate Armenian Genocide

April 19, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Religious services were held in several churches in Bulgarian capital city Sofia on April 19 in memory of the victims of the Armenian genocide, public ...


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    Turkish PM rejects Pope’s comments on Armenian Genocide
    April 13, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has strongly criticized the Pope for describing the 1915 mass killing of Armenians as genocide. Ankara also has recalled its ambassador from the Vatican. Davutoglu […]

  • As expected, July elections in Turkey moved Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the prime minister's office to a new role as president. His place as the strongman of Ankara was increasingly unchallenged, in spite of the tragedy of the deaths of hundreds of miners in Soma, to say nothing of the continuing crackdowns on protesters, his clampdowns on traditional and social media, lavish spending on a new presidential palace, his sharpness towards the EU and Erdogan's plain statement that he had no intention of holding to presidential neutrality.
    Turkey’s political party lists become litmus test for power
    April 9, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is continuing to wield influence ahead of the country’s June 7 general elections, despite a constitutional requirement that he stay out of party politics, his […]

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    Access to all social networks banned in Turkey
    April 6, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    A universal ban on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook has been imposed by the Turkish judiciary authorities due to the posting of pictures of the hostage situation involving prosecutor Mehmet Selim […]

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    Bulgarian PM Borissov in calls to Netanyahu, Erdogan
    March 25, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov has called his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his victory in Israel’s March 17 elections, the government media service in Sofia said […]