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YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Naira Zohrabyan, leader of the Prosperous Armenia group in parliament, pressed for the debate and passage of a statement condemning the genocide against Yazidis in Northern Iraq. Zohrabyan told parliament last week[...]

By Amberin Zaman ISTANBUL (Al-Monitor) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems omnipotent, but few doubt that he is grooming Berat Albayrak as his successor. Foreign officials have described Albayrak to Al-Monitor as “Turkey’s[...]

BRUSSELS (Reuters) — U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura on Tuesday sought to dispel concerns that the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump could strike a deal with Russia over Syria, saying he would welcome it if Washington increased its[...]

By Yvo Fitzherbert ISTANBUL, Turkey (Middle East Eye) —Supporters of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) fear the detention of the party’s co-leaders and several other MPs earlier this month may have closed the door to[...]