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Putin congratulates Kyrgyz President on Independence Day

Putin congratulates Kyrgyz President on Independence Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory message to President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev on the national holiday, Independence Day. Puitn expressed appreciation of the Russian-Kyrgyz …

Erdogan: Turkey determined to fight threats at their root

Erdogan: Turkey determined to fight threats at their root

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan highlighted the country's determination to fight all threats targeting the country's national security and sovereignty at their roots, while upholding democratic ideals. In …

 Turkmenistan celebrates Constitution Day

Turkmenistan celebrates Constitution Day

Turkmenistan marks Constitution Day on May 18.  A national holiday - Day of Revival, Unity and Poetry of Magtymguly Fraghi - is also celebrated in Turkmenistan today. A ceremony of laying flowers at the Monument to the Constitution …

Kazakhstan marks Day of Unity of People

Kazakhstan marks Day of Unity of People

Kazakh citizens have begun the first celebrations of National Day of Unity of People of the country. This day is a public holiday.  On October 18, 1995, the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the decree …

 Navruz - view from Baku

Navruz - view from Baku

Navruz (Nowruz, Nuruz, Nevruz, Nauryz, Nooruz in different languages) is the beginning of the New Year, connected with the astronomical, that is natural natural event - the spring equinox, when the day becomes longer than the night. Navruz is not …

World muslims mark Nowruz

World muslims mark Nowruz

Nowruz is the holiday also known as the Iranian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by the Iranian and Turkic peoples, along with some other ethno-linguistic groups, as the beginning of the New Year. The UN's 64th General …

 Iran marks 38th anniversary of Islamic revolution

Iran marks 38th anniversary of Islamic revolution

Iranians are holding nationwide rallies, celebrating the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Iranian people have filled the streets in different cities and towns across Iran to celebrate the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic …

Ayatollah Khamenei pardons hundreds of inmates

Ayatollah Khamenei pardons hundreds of inmates

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, pardoned or commuted prison terms of 631 convicts on the occasion of the upcoming anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. …

Kazakhstan celebrates 25th anniversary of independence

Kazakhstan celebrates 25th anniversary of independence

Kazakhstan is marking its 25th Independence Day, which is the only national holiday in the country. This time the festival is held with the utmost solemnity: independent Kazakhstan marks exactly a quarter century. This Day …

About 30 thousand convicts to be pardoned in Kazakhstan

About 30 thousand convicts to be pardoned in Kazakhstan

About 30 thousand convicts will be pardoned due to the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence, the deputy prosecutor general of the republic Johann Merkel said. The draft law "On amnesty in connection …

Turkey marks Ataturk Memorial Day

Turkey marks Ataturk Memorial Day

Turkey is marking the Memorial Day of Kemal Ataturk. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a leader, state figure, reformation activist, and head of the national liberty movement, died 78 years ago on November 10, 1938. The commemoration ceremonies …

 Turkmenistan celebrates 25 years of independence

Turkmenistan celebrates 25 years of independence

Turkmenistan is marking its Independence Day today. October 27 and 28 are days off in Turkmenistan. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated compatriots on the landmark date. …

Kazakhstan celebrates Day of Astana

Kazakhstan celebrates Day of Astana

Kazakhstan celebrates the national holiday of the Day of Capital City of Astana today. On 6 July 1994, the Supreme Council of Kazakhstan accepted the decree 'On the transfer of the capital of Kazakhstan'.  After the capital …