Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. 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 northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.
Many families are waiting to learn the fate of their loved ones, and Azerbaijan refuses to provide basic information as to their status, in violation of a current order by the European Court of Human Rights; moreover, many of the captives include people who were captured well after the November 10, 2020 ceasefire.
Azerbaijan, whose ...Nevertheless, Turkey could merely decide to open the border unilaterally – something that seems increasingly plausible, given that Russia (the arbiter of the November 10 ceasefire deal) would love to have a direct rail link with Turkey via Azerbaijan and Armenia.
m. apartment in SovietBaku (now the capital of Azerbaijan) ... As time went on, at first journalists from Azerbaijan, and later from Moscow, started coming to the apartment almost every day - everyone wanted to see the lion at the dinner table or lying on a bed.
The BasketballFederation of Armenia has announced its "deep sorrow" after reporting the body of former youth international Aram Mkrtchyan has been found months after his disappearance in the Armenia-Azerbaijan war in 2020. In a Facebook post, the governing body said that Mkrtchyan's loved ones had hoped he would return.
A song celebrating the special bond between Turkey, Pakistan, and Azerbaijan was released on Thursday ... The official video carries subtitles in English, according to which the title translates to “Turkey, Pakistan is Love, Azerbaijan is Life.”.
It is Russia’s most advanced ballistic system, and when Armenia acquired it in 2016 it was seen as a gamechanger in its arms race with Azerbaijan... Fists of love and hate ... Azerbaijan PresidentIlham Aliyev ... It remains to be seen if he thinks that Azerbaijan also doesn’t need an army now that the war is over.
The president said that the people of Pakistan and Azerbaijan were intertwined through the strong bonds of love and fraternity, and through the OIC's platform, Azerbaijan had always publicly supported Pakistan's stand and the right of self-determination of the Kashmiri people.
how nepotism and self-censorship rule Azerbaijan’s art scene.” ... “Karabakh is Azerbaijan.” ... a deeply nepotistic environment which routinely suppresses dissident voices while crafting an international image of Azerbaijan as a free, art-loving nation.” ... “Mahmudova is also the director of another of Azerbaijan’s main contemporary art galleries.