Tag: Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan’s Samira Efendi competes in tonight’s Eurovision final

The Eurovision Song Contest is back after a year’s enforced absence due to the coronavirus pandemic. Twenty three countries will compete in Saturday’s televised final, among them Azerbaijan. Representing the Turkic republic is 30-year-old singer Samira Efendi, who impressed with her live performance of Mata Hari at the first semi-final on Tuesday, booking her spot […]

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New TV series ‘The Turkic World’ to feature the culture and history of Central Asia and Anatolia

The life, customs and roots of the Turkic peoples of Central Asia and Anatolia is set to be broadcast in a new weekly television series. Produced by state broadcaster Azerbaijan Television (AzTV), each week ‘The Turkic World’ will feature the rich culture, history, traditions and landmarks of the different Turkic speaking peoples: the Turks, Kazakhs, […]

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Turkey, Azerbaijan deepen ties with new trade deal and passport-free travel

Relations between Turkey and neighbouring Azerbaijan continue to strengthen and deepen. Passport-free travel between the two countries commenced on Thursday, 1 April. The following day, Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan and Azerbaijan’s Economy Minister Mikayil Jabbarov (both pictured above) signed an electronic business agreement in Baku, pledging to bring “trade relations to a new level.” […]

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Azerbaijan, Turkey and England in action this week for World Cup qualifiers

The European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar get underway this week, with games taking place on Wednesday, 24 and Thursday, 25 March. Turkey, Azerbaijan and Wales are in action on Wednesday evening, with England, Northern Ireland and Scotland playing on Thursday. Sky Sports will be giving extensive coverage of all the games. Turkish […]

Features
The “monumental legacy” of Ahmet Ağaoğlu – a life linking Turkey and Azerbaijan

The historic birthplace of a leading Turkish-Azeri intellectual recently returned to Azerbaijani hands following a truce with Armenia. The town of Shusha, the home of the educator, publicist, Pan-Turkist thinker and politician Ahmet Ağaoğlu, who played an important role in the foundation of both Azerbaijan and Turkey, was among a number of areas brought back […]

Guest Views
The world must ensure Armenia accounts for its crimes against humanity and environmental terrorism in Karabakh

When Armenia launched an armed assault against Azerbaijan on September 27 2020, it was already occupying 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory. Yerevan’s decision to fire on Azerbaijan’s civilian population in its military offensive prompted an armed response from Baku. Over the next 44 days, Azerbaijan forces set out to end Armenian aggression and liberate the […]

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Turkish parliament approves peace-keeping force deployment to Nagorno-Karabakh 

Turkey’s parliament has approved a motion that allows Turkish troops to be deployed in Azerbaijan for the next 12 months. The troops will join Russian forces as observers in Nagorno-Karabakh, helping to uphold the peace deal brokered by Russia and signed by Armenia and Azerbaijan on 10 November. The motion [‘tezkere’], submitted to Parliament on […]