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Azerbaijan calls on EU to show same sensitivity for Nagorno-Karabakh over Crimea

Azerbaijan has called on the European Union to show the same sensitivity as it has displayed for Ukraine on Crimea on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which remains frozen after a two-decade stalemate.

Elkhan Suleymanov, chair of the Azerbaijan delegation to the EuroNest Parliamentary Assembly and a member of the Council of Europe, addressed top EU officials over the issue last week, saying there were “strong discrepancies in the behavior of the European Union related to such illegal attacks against the territorial integrity and sovereignty of countries in the Eastern Partnership of the EU” vis-à-vis the Crimean crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by blogger Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » March 2014


Armenian, Azerbaijan leaders to have first meeting in two years

The presidents of arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet in Vienna Nov. 19 for the first time in two years in a bid to restart stalled negotiations over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh, mediators said. Armenia’s Serzh Sargsyan and Azerbaijan’s Ilham Aliyev will meet along with mediators from the Organisation for the Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Minsk Group, which has been spearheading attempts to negotiate a solution to the conflict. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by blogger Posted in: International Press, Turkish Press No Comments » November 2013


Armenian forces kill Azerbaijani soldier: Baku

Armenian forces have killed an Azerbaijani soldier in the latest outbreak of border violence over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region, the defence ministry in Baku said Tuesday.

“A soldier from the Azerbaijani army died as a result of a violation of the ceasefire from the Armenian side,” Eldar Sabiroglu, spokesman for the Azerbaijani defence ministry, said. Soldier Kainat Abdullayev was fatally wounded in the incident on Monday evening in the Tartar district on the volatile frontline, the ministry said. Armenia-backed separatists seized Nagorny Karabakh from Azerbaijan in a 1990s war that killed 30,000 people. Despite years of negotiations since a 1994 ceasefire, the two sides have still not signed a peace deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » July 2013


Azerbaijan, Turkey hold joint drill

The Turkish and Azerbaijani armies launched a joint military exercises on July 12 that will run in Baku and Nakhchivan until July 28.

According to a statement issued late July 12 by the Turkish General Staff, the aim of the exercises is to strengthen the military cooperation between the two countries and share information and experience.

The land forces of the two countries will be involved in the war games where an infantry division will be involved in the Baku exercises, while a mechanized infantry division will take part in the exercises in Nakhchivan. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » July 2013


Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs meet

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov were set to meet in Vienna on July 12. “Nalbandian will also meet with the co-chairpersons of the Minsk group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe [OSCE] on the settlement of the Karabakh,” Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesman Tigran Balaian said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » July 2013


Azerbaijan conducts drill close to Karabakh

Azerbaijan is carrying out major military exercises close to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh frontline with Armenia, the country’s defense ministry said yesterday.

“The armed forces of Azerbaijan have started the next stage of large-scale military exercises in the frontline zone,” the defense ministry said in a brief statement.

The exercises – which include both land and air forces – will last until the end of the week, the statement said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » May 2013


Baku ready to hold talks on Karabakh with Yerevan

Azerbaijan is willing to resume talks in a bid to find a political solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Armenia, says Azerbaijani deputy foreign minister.

Azerbaijan is willing to resume talks under the Chairmanship of the OSCE Minsk Group in a bid to find a political solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Armenia. However, Baku has insisted on seeing “practical steps” toward a peace plan which would map out Armenia’s withdrawal from occupied regions in order to proceed with negotiation talks.

The Minsk Group’s co-chairing countries are seeking grounds for a new round of talks in mid-May, Azerbaijani deputy foreign minister Araz Azimov, told Hürriyet Daily News on April 29, ahead of his meeting with Fatih Ceylan, deputy undersecretary of the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » May 2013


Armenia’s foreign policy concept aimed at protracting Karabakh conflict

Armenia and Russia are cooperating in the military-political and other spheres.

According to 1news.az, the statement came from political scientist Fikret Sadikhov, commenting on the statement by Russian MFA Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich that “the relations between Moscow and Yerevan have reached the level of allied partnership”.

“Even without the statement of the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, we know that the relations between the two countries are very close. Armenia accounts for the Russian military base. Russia sponsors Armenia, actively supports it in many issues, thereby somewhat supporting the existence of Armenia, which is in the state of crisis and in a very difficult economic situation “, the analyst said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » April 2013


Turkey can play constructive role in resolving Karabakh conflict – John Kerry

Turkey and the United States have developed close partnerships on many fundamental issues.

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, speaking at the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Congress, said that Turkey and the United States are in close dialogue to resolve the two conflicts – Cyprus and Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » April 2013


Turkey MFA representative discusses Karabakh conflict in Baku

On Thursday, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Fatih Geylani.

Expressing satisfaction with the development of bilateral relations in various fields, the sides noted the need to further develop partnerships by political and economic potential, according to the Foreign Ministry.

Mammadyarov and Geylani discussed regional issues, including the progress of the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

It was emphasized that the commissioning of the Khojaly airport in the occupied Azerbaijani territories will have negative impact on the negotiation process.

The parties also noted the importance of discussing ways to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the framework of international organizations.

Source: http://www.news.az/articles/turkey/78795

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » April 2013


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