Over 200 people have been arrested from different parts of the Armenian capital. On the night of July 20, that tally presumably increased after a violent clash between police and hundreds of protesters. The health ministry reported that at least 51 people were injured, including 25 police officers. Source: Eurasianet
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday it was important for Turkey to remain part of the NATO security alliance and continue its orientation toward Europe despite current tensions between the two countries. Source: Daily Sabah
Turkish Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar signed a defense agreement with Georgian and Azerbaijani defense chiefs on Oct. 17. Source: Hurriyet Daily News
Taiwan’s government said on Wednesday that it was “absolutely” the right of Taiwan’s 23 million people to decide their future, after Chinese President Xi Jinping said any attempt to separate the island from China would be thwarted. Source: Reuters