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In his last moments, he smiled and told his comrades that he kept his promise to protect his Motherland

On Dec. 31, 2020, a Turkish military delegation, led by Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Chief of General Staff Yasar Guler, participated in the opening of a photo exhibition on the theme, Turkish-Azerbaijani Brotherhood is Eternal. In the display, the photo which grabbed Akar's particular attention was that of Lt. Valeh Memiyev. Col. Abdullah Gurbani of the Azerbaijan Defense Ministry has now shared the story of the fallen hero with Anadolu Agency

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3 Reasons why oil could see an end of year rally

Crude oil futures have been edging higher over the past few weeks, defying the usual trend of profit-taking ahead of the Christmas holidays. WTI was trading as high as $49.20 on Friday's session with Brent crude quoted at $52.40, levels they last touched in February before the oil price crash, Oil Price writes in the article 3 Reasons Why Oil Could See An End Of Year Rally

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What is Turkey’s ‘Belt of Peace’ diplomacy?

Afew years after the 2008 global financial crisis broke out, Turkey managed to enter a new period where it realized positive growth for 34 consecutive quarters, Daily Sabah writes in the article Turkey’s ‘Belt of Peace’ diplomacy in a multipolar world. During the period from 2010 to 2020, no matter what happened in the global political economy, Turkey and China carried out signature mega-projects worldwide

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Armenia's Embattled PM Broaches Snap Elections

Armenia’s beleaguered prime minister has for the first time signaled a willingness to hold early parliamentary elections as opposition groups mount pressure for his resignation over the handling of a six-week war with …

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Ilham Aliyev celebrates his 59th birthday

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev celebrates his 59th birthday today. Of the 17 years during which he has been ruling the country, the outgoing one turned out to be not just successful, but victorious. The restoration of the …

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Ceasefire monitoring center soon to be launched in Azerbaijan's Karabakh region

A Russian-Turkish center to control the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh will soon open in Aghdam. The memorandum on the creation of a joint center was signed on November 11 by Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu and head of the Turkish military department Hulusi Akar. The Ministry of National Defense of Turkey announced Sunday that a joint Turkish-Russian Center for monitoring the ceasefire will soon be launched in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan

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Touring Azerbaijan's reclaimed territories

On the bottom left corner of my Azerbaijan Airlines ticket from Istanbul to Baku is printed the phrase “KARABAKH IS AZERBAIJAN.” It is the first of hundreds of times I will see this phrase over the next few days: on screens in the Baku airport, billboards in the city center, storefronts of countless shops,  freelance journalist Paul Benjamin Osterlund writes in the article After the war: Touring Azerbaijan's reclaimed territories for Eurasianet. The journalist recently visited Azerbaijan on a press-trip

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Europe introduces lockdown on Christmas

Italy has ordered a nationwide lockdown over much of the Christmas and New Year period in an effort to combat a rise in coronavirus cases, BBC writes in the article Covid: Italy latest European country to order Christmas lockdown. The country will be under "red-zone" restrictions over the public holidays, with non-essential shops, restaurants and bars closed, and Italians only allowed to travel for work, health and emergency reasons. Limited home visits will be allowed

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Azerbaijanis return to their ruined old homes

There is plenty of farmland in Fuzuli, one of Azerbaijan’s districts that ring the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. But there is nothing to harvest, The Economist writes in the article Azeris return to their ruined old homes. Where wheat and grapes once grew, unexploded rockets sprout from the ground at odd angles, reminders of the vicious fighting that tore through the area in the autumn. The charred hulks of tanks remain

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Price of nationalism: Turkish goods disappear from Armenian stores

Following Ankara’s strong backing of Azerbaijan in the recent war, Yerevan is banning many Turkish goods. Outside the Mavi clothing store in Yerevan, a giant sign reads: “70 percent liquidation!” Stocks are running low, an employee told Eurasianet, as the store gets ready to close its doors. On December 31, a ban on Turkish imported goods goes into effect in Armenia. And that includes the Mavi shop, an outpost of the global Turkish fast-fashion chain

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Two Azerbaijani detainees released by Armenia after six years

Two ethnic Azerbaijanis who were detained by Armenia's forces in the previously occupied Kalbajar district of Azerbaijan returned to Azerbaijan on Monday after serving six years in prison. Azerbaijan's State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons announced the release of Dilgam Ahmadov and Shahbaz Guliyev as part of the agreement with Armenia on the exchange of prisoners and hostages

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Will Armenia take advantage of new prospects for regional cooperation?

On Dec. 10, 2020, Baku witnessed its first-ever military parade since the country regained independence in 1991. Azerbaijan celebrated its military victory over Armenia in the 44-day Second Karabakh War – the “Patriotic War” – which lasted from Sept. 27 to Nov. 10. Apart from being a magnificently proud moment in the history of independent Azerbaijan, this Victory Parade also symbolized the beginning of a new era in the South Caucasus region

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Turkey and Azerbaijan to build new gas pipeline

The Turkey-Nakhchivan natural gas pipeline will ensure the security of Nakhchivan’s energy supply via natural gas, which will flow through Turkey to the Azerbaijani exclave, Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez said Tuesday

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