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Turkish diplomat: Russian diplomacy has successfully secured a cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh and charted a path for the future transformation of the region

Earlier this week, in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a statement on "unblocking all economic and transport links in the region." For this purpose, a trilateral working group will be created, headed by the vice-premiers of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia

How political landscape changed after the second Karabakh war

The confluence of many factors changed the hitherto prevailing balance of power and produced a victory for Azerbaijan, overturning the 26-year old status-quo in the region. Over the years, Azerbaijan has invested in the armed forces massively. In the meantime, both Azerbaijan and Turkey have cultivated closer ties with Russia. The color revolution, which swept pro-European Union Nikol Pashinyan into power as prime minister in Armenia in 2018 helped distance Moscow from Yerevan. Unlike in the past, the United States was disengaged from the region, mainly because of its partial withdrawal from the international stage

Is Macron doctrine biased against Muslim states?

French president should clarify whether France supports ethnic separatism or territorial integrity of states; he can’t have it both ways, Yeni Safak writes in the article Macron doctrine biased against Muslim states: analysis. With only two years to go until the next presidential elections in France, President Emmanuel Macron is conducting a nationalistic foreign policy in a vain attempt at preventing his voters defecting to the Gaullist center-right and far right Marine Le Pen

History of Russia's influence on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The Russian Federation was from the very beginning concerned by the developments in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, as it sees both the North and South Caucasus as a unified sphere of interest, source of vulnerability, and field of responsibility

Ilham Aliyev critisizes Minsk Group co-chairs

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev criticized the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group during the meeting with the group’s co-chairs from France and the United States in Baku. Having addressed the visitors, he said that he was ready …

Is the OSCE still relevant in Nagorno Karabakh?

The heads of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries delegations welcomed the cessation of hostilities in Karabakh reached in accordance with the trilateral statement of the presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of Armenia on November 10, calling on the parties to continue to fulfill their commitments in Karabakh and adjacent regions. They also stressed the importance of measures adopted by the Russian Federation in agreement with Azerbaijan and Armenia to guarantee the non-resumption of hostilities

French senators blindly obey Turko-phobic political circles and Armenian ethnic groups

As it is known on November 18, 2020, a group of senators influenced by members of the Armenian diaspora presented a draft resolution No 145 “On the need to recognize the “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic” – that is internationally recognized as an integral part of the Republic of Azerbaijan – to the French Senate. This draft resolution was discussed and adopted by the French Senate on November 25, 2020

Al Jazeera: Azerbaijan fully reclaims lands around Nagorno-Karabakh

A convoy of Azerbaijani military trucks entered the Lachin district overnight, taking over the last of three regions around Karabakh handed over by Armenia under the Russian-brokered agreement, Al Jazeera writes in the article Azerbaijan fully reclaims lands around Nagorno-Karabakh. AFP journalists saw soldiers raising the Azerbaijani flag over an administrative building in the town of Lachin in the early hours of Tuesday

Second Karabakh war: lessons for the world

Azerbaijan’s outright victory over Armenia in the 44-day Karabakh war has both plunged the latter into turmoil and pushed political actors seeing eye to eye with Yerevan into an impasse