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Stories under this heading cover the South Caucasus – a region encompassing Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as the unrecognised entities of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Charles Michel calls parties to “step up their efforts” to end to Georgia’s political crisis

Charles Michel calls parties to “step up their efforts” to end to Georgia’s political crisis

During his visit to Georgia, Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, has called for an end to the country's political crisis, referring to it as “of great concern to the European Union” and asking all parties to “step up their efforts to de-escalate the situation and come together to find common ground”.
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Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan hold trilateral meeting

Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan hold trilateral meeting

The foreign ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan held a trilateral meeting in Ankara on Tuesday (23 February). Hailing the results of the meeting Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country wants to work closely with Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan as part of its "Asia Anew" initiative, which it launched in 2019 to improve ties with Asian countries
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Georgia marks Constitution Day amid continuing political turmoil

Georgia marks Constitution Day amid continuing political turmoil

Last week Georgia's prime minister Giorgi Gaharia resigned citing disagreements with the ruling party. A new government is likely to be approved next week, but the opposition keeps contesting the results of last October's parliamentary elections and demanding news polls. Most opposition MPs have not taken up their seats in the new parliament.