Soviet Union

Top EBRD delegation to visit Turkey to discuss investment priorities

A senior delegation from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), led by President Sir Suma Chakrabarti, will visit Turkey on Feb. 19-20 to discuss the bank's investment priorities in Turkey with senior government officials, members of the business community and civil society organizations.

Forgotten life and work of Zabel Yessayan slowly coming to light

The pioneering work of Zabel Yessayan, an Armenian author born in Ottoman Istanbul in 1878, was almost entirely forgotten after her death in the Soviet Union in the 1940s. Even in Armenia itself Yessayan remains little known today, though new translations of her work have recently been appearing in English. 

International Media Pay Tribute to Late Bulgarian President Zhelyu Zhelev

The sudden death of former Bulgarian President Zhelyu Zhelev, who died at the age of 79 on Friday, was widely reported in international media.

Bloomberg notes that under Zhelev's presidency, Bulgaria, described as ''the former Soviet Union's staunchest ally'', began its transition from communism to market economy and democracy.

Anti-Semitism rising along with anti-Islam in Europe: Turkey's ambassador to France

Islamophobia is not the only right-wing trend rising in Europe: It is just one of the results of escalating xenophobia as anti-Semitic tendencies are also on the rise, according to Turkey's ambassador to France With Turkish authorities constantly warning of Islamophobia, the Turkish Ambassador to Paris, Hakk?