'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

Armenia abuses concept of “welcoming culture” in its own political interests

Illegal resettlement is a gross violation of the norms and principles of international humanitarian law and constitutes a war crime, Gulshan Pashayeva, the board member of the Center of Analysis of International Relations of the Republic of Azerbaijan, writes in the article Illegal resettlement in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan: Cause and effect for EurActiv

Gratitude? Greeks once fled to Syria

Today's attempts by Syrians fleeing the war to get into Greek territory reminded many of the events of the Second World War, when Greeks themselves followed the same route, only in the opposite direction. At that time, German and Italian …

Turkey holds off over 1,400 illegal migrants

A total of 1,471 irregular migrants were held off Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts over the last one week, Anadolu Agency reports with a reference to the Turkish Coast Guard. “A total of 1,471 irregular migrants and …

Assad explains refugee crisis in EU

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blasted Europe’s key role in creating chaos in Syria, saying the current refugee crisis in European countries is a consequence of their support for terrorism in the Arab country. …