Baku / 27.10.17 / Turan: The Milli Majlis Committee on Public Associations and Religious Organizations receives many proposals regarding the financing NGOs and political parties, stated in the interview to "Voice of America" by the head of the said structure, Deputy Executive Secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party Siyavush Novruzov. He reminded that according to the legislation political parties can be financed from the state budget, membership fees and donations of citizens. According to Novruzov, the parties must ensure financial transparency. However, this is observed only by the ruling New Azerbaijan Party. Therefore, the law was amended, requiring parties to submit quarterly and complete financial statements to the CEC. Novruzov believes that the law should also include a rule on the responsibility of parties that do not submit financial statements. In his opinion, steps should be taken step by step with regard to such parties. "First they must be warned, then appeals to the courts must be followed and at the third stage a decision must be made to terminate the activities of parties that do not submit financial statements," ......
Baku / 06.10.17 / Turan: During the activity of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) 45 thousand hectares of territory were cleared, about 770 thousand unexploded ordnance (UXO) and mines were found and rendered harmless. This was said by the ANAMA Director Gazanfar Ahmedov in an interview with the Azerbaijani service of the Voice of America.
Baku / 09.09.17 / Turan: Relations between Azerbaijan and the United States are relations of strategic partnership, stated in the interview to the Azerbaijani service of "Voice of America" Azim Mollazade, the deputy of the Milli Majlis, a member of the Azerbaijani-American interparliamentary friendship group. Azerbaijan participates together with the United States in the fight against international terrorism. The Azerbaijani military are involved in the operation in Afghanistan. In addition, Azerbaijan provides a great logical support to NATO forces in Afghanistan.
In September, the Azerbaijani writer Chingiz Huseynov will present at the at the book fair in Moscow his new novel "Mohammed", dedicated to the life and deeds of the Prophet Muhammad (570-632) through which the Holy Koran was revealed, and appeared a new religion – Islam.The book, published in early August by the Publishing House Molodaya Gvardiya, aroused wide resonance among the readers.In connection with this event, the agency Turan interviewed the famous writer, in whose work the Prophet Mohammed, Islam, Koran occupy a special place.
Baku / 16.08.17 / Turan: Director of the Turan news agency Mehman Aliyev in an interview with the Azerbaijani service of "Voice of America" told about the lawsuit filed against the agency and the search conducted by tax officers in the editorial office on Wednesday.
A few days ago, Turan reported a sensational statement by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA), on acryl amide found in baked bread, fried potatoes and coffee, presumably causing digestive organs cancer. The European Union intends to discourage Europeans from consuming these foods.
Baku / 07/28/17 / Turan: As is known, the day before, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the proposal to create a joint Russian-Armenian military group. The corresponding document between the two countries was signed in Moscow on November 30, 2016.
Turan News Agency appealed to human rights lawye Eldar Zeynalov, specializing in human rights, with a request to answer questions about the implementation of decrees aimed at the humanization of punishment in Azerbaijan, in particular, the presidential decree of February 10, 2017 "On streamlining activities in the penitentiary sphere, humanizing penal policies, and Expansion of the use of alternative types of punishment and coercive procedural measures that are not related to isolation from society."
Baku/21.07.17/Turan:Entrepreneurs are increasingly complaining about unreasonable tax sanctions and fines. Speaking about the reasons for the oppressive scope of financial sanctions, economists note that tax revenues have turned into a life-saving circle for the state budget, since oil revenues have declined. Apparently, it is impossible to patch holes in the budget at the expense of taxpayers, staying within the law.
What can Mammadyarov talk about with Nalbandian on July 11 in Austrian Mauerbach after what happened in Alkhanli? Every Azerbaijani having learned that on Tuesday the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia will have talks asks this question, for everything have been told and done over the years
Baku / 10.07.17 / Turan: On July 11, Austria will host the first meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia after the escalation of the war in Karabakh. On the possibilities of a peaceful settlement of the conflict after the July 4 tragedy in the village of Alkhanly, Turan talked with a former diplomat, now a political emigrant in Austria Arif Mammadov.
Baku / 07.07.17 / Turan: The Karabakh conflict cannot be solved by military means. The US is actively working with Armenia and Azerbaijan to reach a mutually acceptable settlement. The US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta
Baku / 04.07.17 / Turan: Problems for the state budget of Azerbaijan can begin if the price of oil falls, below $ 40 per barrel. This was stated in an interview with Sabit Baghirov, President of the Foundation for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship and Market Economy, former President of SOCAR.
In June 2015, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry forced Arif Mammadov to resign from his diplomatic post as a representative of the country in the Organization of Islamic Solidarity after he exposed the cry of the soul in Facebook, seeing video recordings of a burning, together with the residents, multi-story building in Baku:
Chairman of the Bank Standard Creditors Committee, well-known bank expert Akram Hasanov has been warned by the General Prosecutor's Office about the dissemination of prejudiced information in the media. It is noteworthy that shortly before this, on June 22, the creditors of this bank under the leadership of Hasanov got involved in the bankruptcy proceedings of Bank Standard with the right to access important documents, the sale process of the bank's property,
The completion of the next academic year in Azerbaijan coincided with the discussion of amendments to the law "On Education" in the parliament, providing for the opening of paid preparatory courses for those wishing to enter the higher schools for training at the bachelor's level. In the first reading, a new version of the document was adopted.
Baku / 13.06.17 / Turan: A new monograph of the Azerbaijani historian, professor, head of the National Council of Democratic Forces Jamil Hasanli, Sovietization of Azerbaijan, has been published in the American University of Utah.
The Azerbaijani investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli was kidnapped in Tbilisi on May 29 and transferred to Baku. He proclaimed that he had been abducted by the Georgian police. This event caused a great scandal. There is an investigation, the public is protesting. The government of Georgia is in turmoil. This was in an interview of Turan IA with the wife of the abducted journalist Leila Mustafayeva, which was received via Skype.
Baku / 02.06.17 / Turan: Pressure on the Azerbaijani authorities will intensify. One of the reasons is the recent arrests of the PFPA vice-chairman Gezal Bayramli and the journalist Afgan Mukhtarly. This opinion was voiced by Novella Jafaroglu, the head of the Society for the Protection of Women's Rights in an interview with Voice of America.
Baku / 25.05.17 / Turan: The biggest tradition introduced by the Azerbaijan People's Republic (ARP) is the tradition of statehood, said in interview with "Voice of America" Arif Hajili, the leader of the "Musavat" Arif Hajili. A long historical period, the statehood of Azerbaijan was lost, and it was the leaders of the Academy of Sciences who restored it. On the territory of the South Caucasus an independent democratic republic with a parliamentary government was created. This state was very different from other state entities on the territory of the disintegrated Russian Empire. On the question of how the traditions of the first republic are protected today, Hajili said that during the 23 months of the existence of the APR, a multi-party system was created in the country, fair elections were held, freedom of speech was ensured, and women were given the right to vote for the first time. During the Soviet period, all these traditions were destroyed, and the country once again became part of the Russian empire.
Baku / 16.05.17 / Turan: The International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) is to recover and be privatized, member of the parliamentary committee on economic policy Vahid Ahmadov said in an interview with Turan. Commenting on the crisis around this country's largest financial institution, he noted that in recent years, the IBA has "had the most negative impact on the country's financial sector." "The IBA has a lot of non-working assets, foreign accounts payable, bad loans. In addition, large funds of business, state and citizens are placed there. Therefore, the rehabilitation of this bank has become vital."
Baku / 08.05.17 / Turan: Yesterday in a joint statement, the Prosecutor General's Office, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Security Service of Azerbaijan reported the arrest of a large group of military and civilians - Azerbaijani citizens accused of spying for Armenia and preparing terrorist operations.