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Turkey to Hold Snap Election Nov.1

Turkey Elections

Early parliamentary election in Turkey will be held Nov.1, the head of the Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey Sadi Guven said Aug.25, the Turkish news TV channel TRT Haber reported. “In accordance with the Constitution, early parliamentary election will be held in Turkey,” Guven told reporters in Ankara. “The date …

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UN to Receive Wine-Making Qvevri From Georgia

A piece of Georgian culture and tradition is going on show at the United Nations Geneva office to mark the organisation’s 70th anniversary. In 2013, Georgia’s unique traditional method of fermenting wine in qvevri was registered on the Intangible Cultural Heritage list of United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organisation …

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Ancient Roman Barracks Found in Gonio Fortress


Archaeological excavations are coming to an end at a historical castle in western Georgia that earlier revealed some ancient treasures. Roman barracks were unearthed in the final stage of excavations at Gonio Fortress, located in Gonio at the southwestern tip of Georgia on the Turkish border. Yesterday Georgia’s Minister of …

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Flood kills 8 People in Northeastern Turkey

Eight people were killed while two others remained missing due to flood and landslides in Turkey’s northeastern Artvin province, its governor said Monday. Kemal Cirit said the flood and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall killed residents of Hopa district and its Yoldere, Yesilkoy and Esmekaya villages. “Although this is not certain, three citizens …

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Georgian Lari amid China and Kazakhstan Struggles

As world witnessed what has been dubbed “Black Monday” for the Chinese economy on August 24, the Georgian national currency lari experienced the sharpest depreciation in a single day since March 2015, having lost 1.3% of its value and fallen to 2.364 per U.S. dollar, according to the central bank’s …

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Photos Emerge of the Islamic State’s Destruction of Palmyra Temple

Two days after the reported destruction by Islamic State (IS) militants of the ancient temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra, Syria, dramatic photos from the scene were posted online. The images show barrels of explosives being rigged at the temple, its explosion, and the rubble left in the wake. Reports stated that …

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Russia Banned Wikipedia

Russia is pulling the plug on Wikipedia, says TechCrunch. The Russian version of the world’s largest encyclopedia has been targeted by the country’s media watchdog because of a page on the site that reportedly made references to a type of cannabis. The watchdog, named Roskomnadzor, took issue with a page …

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10 Entertaining Things To Do in Georgia


As a person who already knows something about the Georgian tourism, I can tell you for sure that most people usually travel here for our great food, for affordable natural wine accompanied by Borjomi water afterwards, for this weird mixture of old and new, and for the Black Sea. Then, …

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The World’s Richest People Just Lost $182 Billion

The stock market rout gripping the world last week and today is bad news for just about anyone who uses money, but when the value of assets collapses, it’s the richest who lose the most. Take, for instance, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who lost $1.9 billion U.S. in a day’s …

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Georgia Increases Import of Petroleum Products From Azerbaijan

Georgia imported 150,100 metric tons of oil and petroleum products worth $79.39 million from Azerbaijan in Jan.-July of 2015, GeoStat (Georgia’s national statistics office) said in its report on the first seven months of 2015. Oil and petroleum products supplies from Azerbaijani to Georgia in Jan.-July, accounted for 21.4 percent …

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Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum Pipeline Blasted Again

An explosion has damaged a section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum (South Caucasus pipeline) gas pipeline in the Sarikamis region of Turkey’s Kars province, the Anadolu Agency reported on August 25. Gas supply through the pipeline has been suspended. According to the agency, the explosion was arranged by PKK. BP Azerbaijan, which operates the …

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