• Turkey outfoxed China and becomes rising Eurasian power

    Turkey outfoxed China and becomes rising Eurasian power

    Turkey's decision to provide an unprecedented level of military assistance to Azerbaijan empowered Baku to achieve a resounding victory in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War, changing the geopolitical rules of the game in the South Caucasus. …

  • Lessons of Black January

    Lessons of Black January

    On January 20, 2021, we honor the 31st anniversary of what is known as “Black January’’, a day when over 26,000 Soviet troops stormed Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku and committed a brutal massacre upon the civilian …

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Rabbi: "The Jewish people and the Azeri people share open-mindedness"

For decades, Rabbi Zamir Isayev has prayed on Shabbat mornings for the government of his native Azerbaijan, a Muslim-majority nation situated northwest of Iran, Jewish Telepgraph Agency writes in the article In Azerbaijan, patriotic Jewish soldiers are poster children of the war with Armenia. Amid the recent deadly fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed territory, he has added a special prayer for the well-being of Azerbaijan’s soldiers, which he follows up with his regular prayer for Israeli troops. “Israel is my country as a Jew. Azerbaijan is my country as an Azeri,” Isayev, 40, told the Jewish Telegraphic agency. He was born in Baku, the Azerbaijani capital, but grew up in Israel and served in its army

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Mikayil Jabbarov expects economy bouncing back after Covid-19 slump, war

Azerbaijan sees economic growth rebounding this year as it emerges from a Covid-19-induced slump and the war with neighboring Armenia that restored its control over formerly occupied territories, Economy Minister Mikayil Jabbarov said, Bloomberg writes in the article Azerbaijan Sees Economy Bouncing Back After Covid-19 Slump, War. Gross domestic product is forecast to increase by 3.4% after contracting 4.3% in 2020, Jabbarov said in an interview Tuesday. “Our projections for 2021 are more optimistic than those of” the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, he said

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Jerusalem, Dubai, Barcelona look to save tourism industry

What will the world of travel look like after COVID-19? As much of the globe continues to battle a deadly virus that has all but brought tourism to a standstill, several cities have banded together in order to find technological solutions to revive the ailing industry, The Jerusalem Post writes in the article Jerusalem, Dubai, Barcelona look to travel tech to save tourism industry. Jerusalem, together with the cities of Lisbon, Barcelona, Dubai, Johannesburg and Paris, are set to launch the International Travel Tech Forum, which will promote travel tech startups and tourism innovation worldwide

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Time to make new breakthroughs in Asian markets

Turkey’s trade minister urged exporters to make new breakthroughs in Asia, a gigantic market whose middle class is gradually expanding, consumption habits are swiftly diversifying, and technology and innovation infrastructure is rapidly developing

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