Jun 3 2014 - 01:48
Overview of Azerbaijani media for May 27 - June 2The creation of the Eurasian Economic Union, relations between Azerbaijan and other countries of the new alliance, especially with Russia, as well as regional political developments were at the center of last week's news. The media attention focused not as much on the Union itself as on the situation with Armenia, which has offered to sign a treaty of accession to the newly created Eurasian Economic Union by June 15 of this year.
May 14 2014 - 11:25
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has expressed condolences to Turkey over the death of over 200 miners in the Manis Province, Trend reports.In his message to Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Aliyev expressed shock over the death toll and wished Turkish families and their relatives a fast recovery from the tragedy.
Mar 31 2014 - 18:30
96 years ago, on March 31, 1918, the struggle for power in Azerbaijan, in the truly troubled time of the collapse of the Russian Empire after the October Revolution, quickly turned into a massacre of civilians on ethnic grounds. This is a mournful date in Azerbaijani history, commemorated since 1998 by the decree of President Heydar Aliyev as the Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis, as well as one of the bloodiest episodes of the Revolution.In those days, in early 1918, a kind of "power vacuum" formed in Baku: part of the city was controlled the Baku Commune led by Stepan Shaumyan (Lalayants), and it was opposed by the Muslim party "Musavat". The forces were approximately equal by the time former Russian troops, who had fought in Turkey during World War I and were forced to Baku by Anatolian Turks, appeared in the city. The atmosphere in the city had already been tense, as the Armenian part of these troops, being under the significant influence of the nationalist ideology of the party "Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF)", considered the Muslim, predominantly Azerbaijani, population of Baku as a "fifth column" of the advancing Turkish army.
Mar 10 2014 - 11:19
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has received a medal of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (BSCSIF).Ismail Safi, BSCSIF President and a member of the Turkish parliament, has informed about progress made by the organization in the past 5 years. He reminded that the Fund consisting of 20 states was focused on economic development, environment, science, education, cultural diversity, tolerance, cultural dialogue of the region.
Mar 5 2014 - 12:53
Ismail Agakishiyev, Chairman of the board of directors of the Analysis, Consulting, PR Union of Companies, has rounded up the international conference “Geopolitics of the Caspian-Black Sea Region: security problems” in Baku yesterday, stating that all countries of the Caspian-Black Sea Region had their own vision of security and all agreed that joint projects would bring them closer. Joint projects, in his words, would weaken influence of non-regional forces, such as NATO, in the area.
Feb 7 2014 - 16:32
Azerbaijani journalist Mahir Zeynalov, who works for the Turkish Today’s Zaman newspaper, has left Turkey after a government decision to deport him,
Nov 25 2013 - 18:54
A preliminary agreement on the closure of the Iranian nuclear dossier signed between Iran and the "group of six" was welcomed by the entire world community. Vestnik Kavkaza has learned how Iran's neighbors - Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey - reacted to this event. Experts from these countries agreed that the process of lifting the sanctions against Iran in exchange for curtailing its nuclear program will benefit the entire region.
Nov 5 2013 - 20:12
The authorities of the Turkish capital of Ankara demand that the future Museum of the Khojali Genocide should be renamed. According to the officials, the usage of the word "genocide" may cause a diplomatic row.