Category: News – Azerbaijan

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President Erdoğan and President Aliyev sign new protocol in liberated city of Shusha

The deepening of ties between Turkey and Azerbaijan continued with the signing of a ‘Protocol of Alliance’ between the two countries. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited the newly liberated city of Shusha / Şuşa with his Azerbaijani counterpart President İlham Aliyev earlier on Tuesday, 15 June, where they signed the new agreement. Turkey played a crucial […]

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Azerbaijan swaps 15 Armenian prisoners for a map showing 97,000 landmines in Agdam

Azerbaijan has confirmed it has received a map from Armenia detailing the location of some 97,000 landmines in the newly liberated district of Nagorno-Karabakh of Agdam. The map was given after Azeri authorities handed back 15 Armenian prisoners of war. The prisoner exchange deal, announced by the Azeri Foreign Ministry on Saturday, 12 June, is […]

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Azerbaijan calls on Armenia to hand over landmine maps after journalists and an official are killed in blast

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has called on Armenia to “hand over minefield maps” after three civilians were killed by a landmine explosion in Kalbajar district – part of the newly liberated Nagorno-Karabakh region. Tweeting about the tragic incident, which occurred on Friday, 4 June, the Foreign Minister said, “Every day they [Armenia] continue to […]

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Ayşe Begüm Onbaşı wins gold at Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships in Baku

Turkish gymnast Ayşe Begüm Onbaşı was crowned world aerobic gymnastics champion in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on Friday. The 19-year-old athlete took the Individual Women’s title at the 16thInternational Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships. She was awarded 21,850 points – the same as Bulgaria’s Darina Pashova and Russian Gymnastics Federation’s Daria Tikhonova (bronze medallist), […]

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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.” […]