Azerbaijan's Silk Way West opens Amsterdam base
With the move, the Azeri carrier's presence at the Dutch international gateway is expected grow beyond its current 4x weekly service to Baku which uses a combination of B747-8(F) and B747-400(F) equipment.
Azerbaijan diversifies economy as oil prices hit profits
- Daily Sabah
celebrated its declaration of independence in 1991 and 25 years later, Azerbaijan's
Ambassador to Turkey, Faig Baghirov, told Daily Sabah that his country has entered the post-oil era by implementing serious reforms in all sectors of ...
From Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic Turkey
- AZERTAC NewsAzerbaijan
has been developing and strengthening every year since the country restored its independence in 1991. Azerbaijan
`s outstanding international standing is a source of pride for Turkey as much as for Azerbaijan
. Undoubtedly, wise leadership of ...
Artsakh, Armenia Blasts Aliyev's Remarks on 'Autonomy'
- Asbarez Armenian News
STEPANAKERT (ArmRadio)—The Azerbaijani
President Ilham Aliyev's statements on Tuesday on provision of autonomy to Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) are absurd and cannot be taken seriously, Artsakh President Spokesperson David Babayan said in an ...
From Filip Vujanovic, President of Montenegro
- AZERTAC News
I would like to extend my cordial congratulations on the occasion of 25th Anniversary of Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan
, October 18. I wish continued advance of Azerbaijan
along prosperity for its people. During the last 25 ...
The Case for Outcast Media
- Yahoo Sports
If you were an ordinary citizen of Azerbaijan
, you'd have little reason to doubt the official casualty count from your country's recent skirmishes with Armenian separatists. Long used to a state-sanctioned narrative of events, you might have taken part ...
Tashkent hosts 43rd session of OIC Foreign Ministers Council
- AZERTAC NewsAzerbaijani
Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov has attended the 43rd OIC Foreign Ministers Council under the theme “Education and Enlightenment: The Path to Peace and Creativity in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary ...
Erdogan: Turkey proud of Azerbaijan's influential place in world
- Trend News Agency
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated Azerbaijani
counterpart Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Azerbaijan's
Independence. “On behalf of the people of Turkey and on my own behalf, I am honored to extend my ...
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Azerbaijan (i / ˌ æ z ər b aɪ ˈ dʒ ɑː n / AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani ...
Geography Azerbaijan is located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea at the southeast extremity of the Caucasus. The region is a mountainous country, and only ...
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Azerbaijan is a former Soviet republic in the Caucasus and variously considered part of Europe or Asia. The country lies on the Caspian Sea. It borders Russia and ...
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Welcome to Azerbaijan. Selling itself as the 'Land of Fire', Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan) is a tangle of contradictions and contrasts. Neither Europe nor Asia, it's a ...
Official name Azərbaycan Respublikası (Republic of Azerbaijan) Form of government unitary multiparty republic with a single legislative house (National Assembly )
Azerbaijan’s government has escalated repression against its critics, marking a dramatic deterioration in an already poor rights record. In recent years , dozens of ...
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Azerbaijan (/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/ AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a country in the Transcaucasian region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the north west.The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. The modern Republic of Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on August 30, 1991, prior to the official dissolution of the USSR in December 1991. In September 1991, the Armenian majority of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region seceded to form the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region and seven adjacent districts outside it became de facto independent with the end of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1994. These regions are internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan pending a solution to the status of the Nagorno-Karabakh, found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.Azerbaijan is a unitary semi-presidential republic. The country is a member state of the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the NATO Partnership for Peace (PfP) program. It is one of six independent Turkic states, an active member of the Turkic Council and the TÜRKSOY community. Azerbaijan has diplomatic relations with 158 countries and holds membership in 38 international organizations. It is one of the founding members of GUAM, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. A member of the United Nations since 1992, Azerbaijan was elected to membership in the newly established Human Rights Council by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 May 2006. Its term of office began on 19 June 2006. Azerbaijan is also a member state of the Non-Aligned Movement, holds observer status in World Trade Organization and is a correspondent at the International Telecommunication Union.The Constitution of Azerbaijan does not declare an official religion and all major political forces in the country are secularist. However, the majority of the population consists of Shiite Muslims. Azerbaijan has a high level of human development which ranks on par with most Eastern European countries. It has a high rate of economic development and literacy, as well as a low rate of unemployment.However, corruption in Azerbaijan is widespread, especially in the public service. The ruling party, the New Azerbaijan Party, has been accused of authoritarianism and human rights abuses.