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  1. Study: Obama most followed on Twitter, Pope Francis most influentialRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | KPIC

    A new study shows U.S. President Barack Obama is still by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, but Pope Francis is considered the most influential by the number of his messages retweeted. The annual Twiplomacy analysis of Twitter accounts released Tuesday by PR firm Burson-Marsteller shows nearly 57 million people following Obama, up from 44 million last year.

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  2. Who's most followed and who's most influential on Twitter?Read the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | WTOP-FM Washington

    A new study shows U.S. President Barack Obama is still by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, but Pope Francis is considered the most influential by the number of his messages retweeted. The annual Twiplomacy analysis of Twitter accounts released Tuesday by PR firm Burson-Marsteller shows nearly 57 million people following Obama, up from 44 million last year.

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  3. Study: Obama most followed on Twitter, Pope Francis most influentialRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | KIMA

    A new study shows U.S. President Barack Obama is still by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, but Pope Francis is considered the most influential by the number of his messages retweeted. The annual Twiplomacy analysis of Twitter accounts released Tuesday by PR firm Burson-Marsteller shows nearly 57 million people following Obama, up from 44 million last year.

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  4. Greek, Turkish Cypriot leaders to kick start peace talksRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | EKathimerini

    Greek Cypriots unveiled measures on Tuesday to boost trust across the ethnically divided island, and announced that rival leaders would hold their first meeting in months on May 2. Peace talks between CyprusA's estranged Greek and Turkish communities stalled last October, and SaturdayA's meeting will be the first since moderate Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci swept to power in elections on April 26. Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who attends peace talks in his capacity as leader of Greek Cypriots, said on Tuesday he would offer "unilateral confidence building measures" to Turkish Cypriots to boost negotiations.

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  5. Exploring homosexual identity through anonymityRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | CNN

    ... in your country." For a year, photographer Laurence Rasti , photographed gay and lesbian Iranian refugees in Denizli, Turkey. Rasti said that when she first went to Turkey, it was difficult to get people to pose. They didn't trust her motives, ...

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  6. [Interview] The Armenian genocide: Yepraksi's storyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | EUobserver

    ... Berlin", she says, laughing, of the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. Her testimony is important because Turkey, the EU, and the US refuse to recognise the Ottoman Empire's killing of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 as genocide. The ...

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  7. Cyprus president to meet with Turkish Cypriot leader ahead of reunification talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | Deutsche Welle

    ... Nicosia. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan scolded Akinci, however, after the new Turkish Cypriot leader said Turkey and the TRNC should enjoy a relationship of "brotherly countries" rather than mother and child. Cyprus has been divided by a ...

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  8. Turkish Deputy PM accuses opposition of not supporting fight against GA1 4lenistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    Deputy Prime Minister Yalc n Akdogan slammed the main opposition parties on April 28 over their "lack of support for the government in the struggle against the parallel state," the same day as Turkey's high judiciary board allowed the prosecution against two judges who demanded the release of 76 suspects allegedly working for U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen. Opposition parties of the parliament were in an "understanding of tutelage" and the government had to carry on the struggle against "parallel state" on its own, said Akdogan, adding the parties had not stood with the government on the issue of "national security."

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  9. ShareRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Star

    ... surrounding areas have the highest birth rates in the country. Those hoping to enhance their fertility in Istanbul, Turkey, place their thumb inside a specific hole, and rotate it as close to 360 degrees as possible. If their thumb has been blessed ...

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  10. Turkey should face up to the crimes of pastRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    ... of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and others in his government. Reactions like Erdogan's are unfortunate. Turkey has long portrayed the massacre of the Armenians as uncoordinated and unfortunate acts resulting from the chaos of World War I ... 1 comment

  11. The Turkish burdenRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald

    Tomorrow is likely to be a difficult day for the Turkish Embassy's diplomats. The Armenian community is organizing an event which will take place at the Luna Park stadium, in order to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of what we now know as the Armenian Genocide.

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  12. Bulgaria Ambassador To Turkey Summoned To MFA Due To Armenian Genocide IssueRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Groong

    BULGARIA AMBASSADOR TO TURKEY SUMMONED TO MFA DUE TO ARMENIAN GENOCIDE ISSUE 15:11, 28.04.2015 Region:World News, Armenia, Turkey Theme: Politics The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has "strongly" condemned the use of the phrase "large-scale massacre" in the Bulgarian parliament decision with respect to the Armenian Genocide. As per the MFA statement, this decision regarding the events of 1915 "demonstrates an antagonistic attitude towards Turkey."

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  13. Tuesday's small-cap stocks to watchRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    Subscribe to Globe Unlimited now and get up-to-the minute insights on developing market news with Inside the Market! Alamos Gold Inc. said it will begin to able to resume working on its Agi Dagi gold project in Turkey as an injunction order against the Turkish Ministry of the Environment and Urbanization's approval of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Agi Dagi gold project has been dismissed by the Canakkale Administrative Court.

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  14. ANKARA:Germany Uncertain About 1915 'Genocide,' Despite President'S RemarksRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Groong

    GERMANY UNCERTAIN ABOUT 1915 'GENOCIDE,' DESPITE PRESIDENT'S REMARKS Deniz Ciyan Despite German President Joachim Gauck's recent comments and Turkey's official reaction, the Germanparliament's stance on using the word "genocide" for the killings of Armenian citizens at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 remains uncertain, with Turkish academic Huseyin Bagcı saying Germany's thoughts on the issue were mixed. Following press releases about the stance of the U.S.,Russia and France, the Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a fourth press release last week after Gauck's speech in Berlin on April 23, where he referred to the 1915 incidents as "genocide."

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  15. In Contrast To Turkey, We Neither Force Nor Threaten Nor Blackmail...Read the original story

    5 hrs ago | Groong

    SERZH SARGSYAN 11:34 â~@¢ 24.04.15 Yerevan is prepared to normalize its relations with Ankara without any preconditions, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has said ahead of April 24, "Genocide Remembrance Day" for Armenians. "I declare that we are ready for the normalization of relations with Turkey, for starting a process of rapprochement between the Armenian and Turkish nations without any preconditions," Sargsyan told daily Hurriyet, noting that Armenia was willing to normalize ties even as it mourned the 100th anniversary of the mass killing of Ottoman Armenians.

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  16. Armenian Genocide Centenary As Seen By Turkish Journalist - PhotosRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Groong

    ... about the seizure of an Armenian's property," " "You see, we manage to achieve certain things without opening Turkey's archives,' he says. "I ask, 'Where did you get them from?' 'I cannot mention the source. It's a special document.' "We know they ...

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  17. Kurds Pay Respects To ArmeniansRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Groong

    KURDS PAY RESPECTS TO ARMENIANS Co-leader of the pro-Kurdish left-wing People's Democracy Party, Selahattin Demirtas , attends a rally in front of the ruins of the Armenian Surp Sarkis Church in Diyarbakir, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, April 24, 2015. DIYARBAKIR, Turkey -- With their feet on broken stones among high weeds, a group of Armenians from all over the world stands together in prayer.

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  18. Turkey Journalist: Marking Gallipoli Anniversary On April 24 Cost DearRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Groong

    TURKEY JOURNALIST: MARKING GALLIPOLI ANNIVERSARY ON APRIL 24 COST DEAR 10:53, 28.04.2015 Region:World News, Armenia, Turkey Theme: Politics Journalist Duygu Guvenc of Turkey's Cumhuriyet daily harshly criticized the Turkish authorities' steps toward impeding the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide. "Turkey suffered big losses by celebrating on April 24, as a response to Armenians, the 100th anniversary of [the Battle of] Gallipoli.

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  19. Erdogan Now At Odds With New Turkish Cypriot LeaderRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Groong

    ... TRNC's president in a run-off on April 26. He had reiterated his position that the status of the relationship between Turkey and Turkish Cyprus should change. "It should be a relationship of brothers/sisters, not a relationship of a motherland and ...

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  20. President: Ratification Of Zurich Protocols By Armenia Alone Would Bring No ResultRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Groong

    PRESIDENT: RATIFICATION OF ZURICH PROTOCOLS BY ARMENIA ALONE WOULD BRING NO RESULT by Ashot Safaryan ARMINFO Tuesday, April 28, 12:15 Ratification of the Zurich protocols - the documents looking to normalize Armenian-Turkish relations - by Armenia alone would bring no result, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan said in an interview with "Pozner" TV Program. "When launching the Armenian-Turkish reconciliation in 2009, I suggested the then president of Turkey to establish relations without preconditions, open the border etc.

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