HyeTert, Turkey


TURKEY STRETCHES `FRIENDSHIP HAND' TO ARMENIA

Kaynak: armtown.com
Yer: Armenia
Tarih: 30.11.2008


Construction of a 32-meter sculpture in the shape of two hands
stretching toward one another will be accomplished soon in the city of
Kars, at the Armenian-Turkish border. This monument is a token of
friendship with neighboring Armenia, Antalya Today repots. With
visiting Armenia in September, Turkish President Abdullah Gul broke
the ice in relations between the two states, the report says. However,
there are many opponents to the Turkish-Armenian reconciliation.
Gul's visit to Armenia humiliated Turkey,' said Oktay Aktas, member of
MHP. `Armenia must renounce its genocide claims, otherwise friendship
is impossible.'


Nov 30 2008

ARMENIA POLISHED EXPORTS UP OVER 8%

30 November 2008


Armenia's cut diamond exports in the first ten months of 2008, worth
over US$35 million, increased by over 8 percent from the country's cut
diamond exports in January to October 2007, says Aik Mirzoian, Head of
Regional and Industrial Development at the Armenian Economics
Ministry.

Mirzoian says that local cutting plants Daimotek and Lori have
received some major orders, thus assisting the industry to emerge from
its lengthy decline.

Armenia's cut diamond production rose by over 12 percent during this
period, while sales of finished goods rose 8.5 percent.