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Opinion of sociopolitical figures of Azerbaijan about possible opening of Turkish-Armenian borders

A number of local and Turkish mass medias have recently published articles about the soonest possible opening of state border between Armenia and Turkey.

In this connection, Day.Az has asked for opinion of local deputies and political scientists who spoke of this variant of developments:

MM deputy of ruling party, political scientist Aydin Mirzazade:

- First of all, the very publications on this topic, should be treated as newspaper articles. It means that these might be someone’s thoughts and the attempt to set up the desired for the reality. Or this may be an hoax to influence definite circles of Turkey to take the following steps. As for the very issue of opening of borders, the most difficult thing in politics is to predict. And I do not think I can predict well but if borders really open, I think the Turkish public will react duly in this case. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » March 2009


‘Turkey acts as facilitator in the region’

Turkey acts as facilitator rather than mediator in regional conflicts, said Foreign Ministry Deputy Undersecretary Ünal Çeviköz in an interview with Voice of America Turkish service Saturday.

“The attitude of Turkey in the Nagorno Karabakh problem will remain the same. Turkish-Armenian normalization and the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh problem is going in parallel,” Çeviköz said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » March 2009


Turkish dialogue parallels Minsk group

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said yesterday they are carrying out talks over Nagorno-Karabakh with Turkey but that these talks do not contradict the principles of the Minsk group.

Lavrov, who met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Baku yesterday, also said they are ready to provide the necessary support to solve the problem peacefully. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » March 2009


Joint Statement by Turkey and the United States of America on the Occasion of the Visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Upon the Invitation of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Ali Babacan

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Foreign Minister Ali Babacan today reaffirmed the strong bonds of alliance, solidarity and strategic partnership between the Republic of Turkey and the United States, as well as the commitment of both countries to the principles of peace, democracy, freedom, and prosperity enshrined in the Shared Vision and Structured Dialogue document agreed to in July 2006.

Turkey and the United States reiterated their determination to continue close cooperation and consultation on all issues of common concern. They pledge to contribute to peace and stability in the Middle East and in this context, to support a permanent settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict, including alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of a two-state solution; to enhance energy security and to expand the Southern corridor of natural gas and oil infrastructure to enable Caspian basin and Iraqi energy producers to reach European and world markets; to promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the south Caucasus, including through U.S. support for the efforts of Turkey and Armenia to normalize relations and joint support for the efforts of the Minsk Group to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict; to continue to cooperate in the Balkans; to support strongly a comprehensive and mutually-acceptable settlement of the Cyprus question under the auspices of the UN and in this context ending the isolation of the Turkish Cypriots; and to enhance their cooperation in the fight against terrorism, particularly against their common enemies, the PKK and al-Qaeda. The United States will continue its intelligence support for Turkish operations against the PKK and is reviewing ways to be more supportive. As members of the G-20, Turkey and the United States pledge continued cooperation to deal with the global economic crisis and efforts to increase and diversify bilateral economic relations with particular emphasis on trade, investment, scientific and technological cooperation. Read the rest of this entry »

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The situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan

United Nations Security Council A63-692

Letter dated 23 January 2009 from the Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-GeneralI have the honour to transmit herewith the report on the international legal responsibilities of Armenia as the belligerent occupier of Azerbaijani territory (see annex).

 

I should be grateful if you would have the present letter and its annex circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda items 13, “Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development”, and 18, “The situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan”, and of the Security Council.
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Azerbaijani FM to voice discontent to Slovakia if information about its participation in construction of hydroelectric power station in Nagorno Karabakh is confirmed

“Our structure will continue collecting information about participation of Slovakia in the construction of hydroelectric power station in Nagorno Karabakh”, said official representative of the Azerbaijani FM Elkhan Polukhov, commenting on the statement of the president of Armenian community of Slovakia Ashot Grigoryan who said Slovakia will take part on the construction of two hydroelectric power stations in self-declared Nagorno Karabakh.

The diplomat announced that in case this information is confirmed Azerbaijan will voice its discontent to Slovakia. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » March 2009


Third Armenian-Azerbaijani public peacekeeping forum to be held in Vienna

International Alert organization is organizing the third Armenian-Azerbaijani public peacekeeping forum for support of the peaceful resolution of the Karabakh conflict to be held in Vienna on March 24-27.

 The topic of the forum “Security: Challenges and opportunities, and mechanisms to build trust”. The aim of the forum is to create an area of a dialogue between experts and public representatives of all conflict parties on the issues of the peaceful resolution of the Karabakh conflict. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Azerbaijan Press, International Press No Comments » March 2009


Hijran Huseynova: “Nagorno Karabakh conflict created obstacles for protection of women in Azerbaijan”

Chairwoman of Azerbaijan State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Issues Hijran Huseynova participated here in the 53rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Huseynova made a speech at the event, saying “ensuring gender equality within the society is among key priorities for the Azerbaijani government.” “With this aim the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Issues was set up by a decree of President Ilham Aliyev” Huseynova said during her speech. Read the rest of this entry »

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Turkish parliamentarians: “The borders with Armenia can be opened after Nagorno Karabakh conflict is solved”

Members of Turkish parliament Shukru Elekdag (CHP), Murat Merjan (AKP), Nursuna Memejan (AKP) and Mithat Melen (MHP) met with experts on Turkey and journalists in the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, APA’s US bureau reports. CSIS director for Turkey Bulent Alirza chaired the discussions.

The discussions focused on the issues causing tension between the two countries.

Chairman of Turkish parliament’s foreign affairs committee Murat Merjan said during Obama’s presidency the U.S. policy aimed at holding dialogue, not creating tension. The parliamentarian said Turkey pursued multiple-vector foreign policy after the collapse of the Soviet Union and noted that it was connected with four big conflicts around the country. He said the philosophy of Turkey’s foreign policy consisted of “zero problem” item, integrating into Europe and using its political influence. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » March 2009


Rights of Azerbaijanis deported from Armenia must be recognized: MP

The rights of Azerbaijanis deported from Armenia must be recognized, member of Azerbaijani parliament Ganira Pashayeva said on March 6.

Pashayeva said 60 years have passed since Azerbaijanis were deported from Armenian in 1948-53.

“Azerbaijanis were deported from their own lands. The repatriation rights of nations deported during the Soviet period were recognized. So far, only the rights of Azerbaijanis deported from Armenia have not been recognized. This is unfair,” she said. Read the rest of this entry »

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