Kelbajar region

Exiled Azerbaijanis: "We are ready to live in liberated territories, even in tents."

As a young woman in 1993, Azerbaijani Ramziya Sharifova waded across a river into Iran with her family to escape Armenian forces capturing her village, then watched as they burned it to the ground. Nearly 30 years later, she's finally planning to go home. The 47-year-old librarian is one of the 750,000 Azerbaijanis who fled the Nagorno-Karabakh region in southwestern Azerbaijan and several surrounding districts in the early 1990s

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"My step": Kelbajar is not Armenian land

Kelbajar has nothing to do with Armenian history, deputy of the My Step faction Hovik Aghazaryan said in an interview with the Armenian media. "Kelbajar was not ours," he stressed, drawing attention to the fact that …

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Azerbaijan's efforts to overcome hostility are not welcomed in Armenia yet

After The Second Karabakh War ended Armenia and Azerbaijan can hope for unblocking of all transport and economic communications routes, Dr. Esmira Jafarova, a Board Member of the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center), Baku, Azerbaijan, writes in the article Building Peace And Stability In South Caucasus Should Be A Two-Way Street – OpEd for Eurasiareview

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Mercenaries helped Armenia in First Karabakh war (VIDEO)

During the First Karabakh War, the Armenian occupants actively used mercenaries and thus managed to seize Azerbaijan’s lands and expel civilians living there - old people, women and children. A video of the interrogation of one of these …

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How much money and time it will take for Azerbaijan to rebuild liberated territories

Companies from those states who demonstrated an anti-Azerbaijani position in the Second Karabakh War would not be welcome in the reconstruction of the liberated territories, Vasif Huseynov, a senior adviser at the Center of Analysis of International Relations of Azerbaijan, writes in the article Azerbaijan to re-build the liberated Karabakh for EurActiv

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'My childhood stood frozen in Kalbajar after occupation'

A young Azerbaijani man recounted how he was eight years old when he was forced to leave Azerbaijan's Kalbajar region and didn't have a proper childhood since Armenian forces occupied the lands nearly three decades ago. "My childhood stood frozen there," Bazirgan Verdiyev told as he prepared to go back home, Anadolu Agency writes in the article 'My childhood stood frozen in Kalbajar after occupation'. Verdiyev, 36, who is currently doing his doctorate studies in the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul, said his childhood passed with the "bitter experience" of being an internally displaced person

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