One of the most prominent Kazakh citizens, who found refuge on the shores of Lake Geneva - Victor Khrapunov and his family.
April 12, 2013
In recent years, Switzerland has been actively filled by very wealthy citizens, originally from Kazakhstan. Many of them have chosen this country as a place for their permanent location, not only for the love of the nature beauty, but because of the neutrality of the state. Most of them choose Switzerland as a second home in a means of escape from prosecution in his homeland.
Current state of Catholic Church is not enviable: pedophilia and homosexualism accusations, banking machinations are not adding to people’s respect.
March 12, 2013
The cardinals of the Catholic Church have locked themselves within the Sistine Chapel, signaling the launch of the secret election, or conclave, in which the next Pope will be picked.
In the light of deteriorating Russian-Azeri ties TANAP might be viewed as an attempt to be turned into a Nabucco project.
March 5, 2013
The Nabucco consortium signed a cooperation deal with Turkey’s Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP).
Control over the Middle East became a focal point in the superpowers’ policy after oil was discovered in the region.
February 17, 2013
The Middle East is gradually going back to the times of the First World War, when most of its territory made part of the Ottoman Turkey and numerous Arab tribes fought against one another. Europe, particularly Great Britain deemed this intertribal strife as national liberation struggle for independence.
Five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany are expecting Iran's response on halting its nuclear programme.
January 31, 2013
Iran proposed Cairo as venue for talks on the nuclear programme with the “Big Six” international negotiators scheduled for late January. Egyptian authorities already approved the meeting in Cairo. Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) of Iran Saeed Jalili and EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton are now finalizing the date and time of the meeting. Earlier, the negotiations between Iran and the Big Six were reported to be held on January 28-29 in Istanbul.
Since April 2012, Al Qaeda-related groups are establishing Sharia law on territories under their control following the Taliban scenario.
January 23, 2013
Over the past 200 and even 300 years Africa has caused much trouble to its mother countries. Colonialism is not a good thing, indeed, but in addition to various diseases, it offered literacy and certain state management skills to Africans. Mother countries were to vanish sooner or later, this was out of question.
European Union is concerned about repeated cases of violence along with impunity in governmental structures.
January 8, 2013
As the year 2013 started, Turkey began talking about accession to EU again; as always, it first accused EU of biased approach and dislike towards the “most progressive country in the Middle East and the world”. These statements were voiced by Turkey-EU chief negotiator Egemen Bagis.
If Assad is forced to step down, this will do no good to either Syria or the West, in the first place.
December 19, 2012
"Friends of Syria" group held another meeting last week in Morocco. The conference brought together representatives from over 100 countries including the U.S., which recognized the legitimacy of Syria's National Coalition for the Opposition Forces. The decision comes to loosen the militants in a move to better support the opposition, both in terms of diplomacy and technical support, telecommunication, etc. This is a step towards further arming of the opposition which may result in a disaster similar to the one in Libya.
Egyptians face hunger and poverty amid the increasingly deteriorating economic situation.
December 15, 2012
A second “revolution” is looming over the country of pyramids; now the “Muslim Brotherhood”, namely the seemingly elected president Mohammed Mursi will face the risk. Following the first round of elections in May 2012, Mursi and former Egyptian Prime Minister (ally of overthrown Hosni Mubarak) Ahmed Shafik topped the list.
The contracted gas supply to Turkey made about 30 bln cubic meters in 2012, of which Turkey will select 27 bln.
December 10, 2012
Relations between Russia and Turkey have always based on gain, both now and during the Ottoman Empire epoch. However, political disagreements sometimes prevail over the economic ones - to some extent, though. Russia is already Turkey’s second largest trade partner, and it strives to achieve annual turnover worth $100 bln. In 2012, the turnover will hit $35 bln.