TURKISH PM GIVES DETAILS ON HIS MEETING WITH CIA DIRECTOR
- ANKARA. - Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan reflected on his meeting with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director David Petraeus, who paid an unexpected visit to Turkey.
Erdogan noted that the CIA Director had arrived in Turkey to meet with the head of the country's National Intelligence Service.
"They also invited me to the meeting. The regional developments, including the events taking place in Syria and Iraq, were discussed during the meeting," Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted, Star daily of Turkey informs.
- 1854 England, France, and Turkey, declare war on Russia.
- 1862 Birth of Grigoris Galemkarian in Constantinople, media historian, linguist, bibliographer and member of the Mkhitarist Congregation in Vienna.
- 1869 Birth of Vaseelee Bartold in St. Petersburg, oriental studies scholar and academician. Many of his studies are devoted to Armenian subjects. In the Encyclopedia of Islam, he published a series of articles on mediaeval Armenian cities.
- 1880 First publication of the "Crown" (weekly) in Yerevan. Vasak Papaganyan is the editor.
- 1891 Death of writer Khachatur Meessakyan.
- 1907 Death of Hambardzoom Alatjatjyan, the editor of "Poonj" daily.
- 1920 Opening of the Jury Court in Yerevan.
- 1921 Soghomon Tehlirian executes Talaat Pasha in his hiding place in Berlin (Germany). Talaat was one of the perpetrators of the 1915 Armenian Genocide which killed about one million Armenians. Tehlirian was tried and found innocent of murder because of the nature of the person he killed. Despite this, today, Talaat is revered in Turkey.
- 1924 Yerevan's cotton factory starts operations.
- 1935 Birth of Leonid Yengibaryan (circus actor). He died in 1972.
- 1954 The first group of Armenia's "komsomols" go to work Kazakhstan's new agricultural lands.
- 1959 Fifth election of the Armenian Supreme Council.