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2017 November 20 ( Monday )  17:32:24
Former Foreign Minister criticized Elmar Mamedyarov

Baku / 20.11.17 / Turan: Former Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Tofig Zulfugarov on his Facebook page criticized the current Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov for his toothless position against the backdrop of statements by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. "If one of the participants in the press conference represented the position of Azerbaijan, he probably had to say that it is unacceptable for us to settle the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict without respecting the principle of the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

2017 November 20 ( Monday )  16:46:04
Lavrov did not bring new proposals on Karabakh

Baku / 20.11.17 / Turan: Statements by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made during today's discussions on the Karabakh settlement testify to the absence of something new to resolve this problem. During the conversation with Elmar Mamedyarov and during the subsequent press conference, Larov stressed that the parameters of the settlement, which should lead to the result, are already known. "Conflict does not suit anyone, we need to look for solutions, especially since many and many directions that should lead to the result have already emerged," he said.

2017 November 20 ( Monday )  16:21:39
Anti-Western rhetoric of Lavrov at the University of ADA

Baku/20.11.17/Turan: The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov devoted a considerable part of his speech at the University of Baku to the criticism of the West. According to Lavrov, "the main obstacle on the way of democratization of interstate communication, its development on the on the principles of equality, mutual respect, and respect for each other's interests remains the ambition of a narrow group of Western countries led by the United States to maintain its dominance in all areas of international life."

2017 November 20 ( Monday )  15:12:53
The Musavat party condemned the pressure on independent lawyers

Baku / 20.11.17 / Turan: Musavat Party issued a statement condemning the pressure on independent lawyers. "The Azerbaijani authorities continue to eliminate democratic institutions, continue repressions against political activists, journalists, and civil society activists.

2017 November 20 ( Monday )  14:55:38
"NATO Days" in the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan

Baku / 20.11.17 / Turan: The expert group of the Headquarters of the NATO Allied Command for Transformation holds "NATO Days" in the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan.

2017 November 20 ( Monday )  13:37:53
Lavrov Pleased with Reception in Baku

Baku / 20.11.17 / Turan: The next meeting of the commission for military-technical cooperation between Russia and Azerbaijan will be held in December, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on Monday.

2017 November 20 ( Monday )  11:10:18
Twenty-sixth Anniversary of Garakend Tragedy

Baku / 20.11.17 / Turan: November 20 marks the 26th anniversary of the death of high-ranking statesmen in a Mi-8 helicopter, shot down by Armenian armed groups in the sky over the village of Garakend of the Khojavend region. All 22 people aboard the helicopter perished, including high-ranking officials of the Azerbaijani state, journalists, and members of the Russian-Kazakh peacekeeping mission. The circumstances of this crime have not been fully disclosed. The flight recorders were taken to Moscow, but they were not deciphered.

2017 November 20 ( Sunday )  10:25:21
American analyst: "The only winner in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been Russia"

Putin's Russia does not appear interested in either country "winning" Nagorno-Karabakh dispute. Rather, Moscow seeks to preserve the mutual distraction and weakening of these former territories by keeping the conflict alive, writes American analyst James Coyle in his recent book "Russia's Border Wars and Frozen Conflicts."

2017 November 19 ( Sunday )  23:05:10
Ilham Aliyev and Sergei Lavrov Discuss Karabakh Settlement

Baku / 19.11.17 / Turan: Azerbaijan is extremely interested in the soonest settlement of the Karabakh conflict. This was stated by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on November 19. "Today we will talk about the issues related to the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijan is extremely interested in an early settlement of this issue," he said at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

2017 November 18 ( Saturday )  12:31:25
Parliament amended the law "On the Prosecutor's Office"

Baku / 18.11.17 / Turan: The Constitution excludes the dependence of the prosecutor's office on the legislation and any executive body. On Friday, this change was made at a meeting of the Milli Majlis in Article 44 of the law "On the Prosecutor's Office," the press service of the MM reported. The current Article 44 states that the Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan regularly informs the President of the country about the activities of the Prosecutor's Office.

2017 November 18 ( Saturday )  12:13:36
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan

Baku/18.11.17/Turan: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov will be on an official visit in the Republic of Azerbaijan on November 19 -20. Within the framework of the visit Minister Sergey Lavrov will have a meeting with the Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and other high officials. Ministers will hold a joint press-conference after the meeting.

2017 November 17 ( Friday )  16:55:01
What kind of work does the ICRC in Azerbaijan do?

Baku / 17.11.17 / Turan: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), being a neutral and impartial humanitarian organization, provides assistance to victims of armed conflicts within its mandate and implements a number of projects in Azerbaijan. On 17 November, a group of journalists were told about these projects at an information briefing in the ICRC Baku office.

2017 November 17 ( Friday )  15:28:19
Washington Considers Stronger Stand Against Religious Freedom Violators

Washington considers the Magnitsky Act as a powerful policy weapon to address violations of religious freedom globally, including in the countries like Azerbaijan, TURAN's U.S. correspondent reports.

2017 November 17 ( Friday )  15:11:46
Regional Director of UNICEF will speak at the University of ADA

Baku / 17.11.17 / Turan: UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Afhan Khan will visit Azerbaijan on November 20-22, the Baku office of the organization said. She will hold a series of meetings and take part in the work of the All-Republican Children's Forum in Azerbaijan on 20 November. On the same day at 16 o'clock Khan will speak at the University of ADA. -02D-

2017 November 17 ( Friday )  13:05:55
Penalties to Be Imposed for Dissemination of Prohibited Information on Internet

Baku / 17.11.17 / Turan: Fines may be applied for dissemination by the owners of information resources and domains of prohibited information, as well as for refusing to stop such information. The country's parliament is preparing to make such changes to the Code of Administrative Offenses. They were discussed at a meeting of the Milli Majlis Committee on November 16, the press service of the MM reported.

2017 November 17 ( Thursday )  10:39:11
National Revival Day Marked in Azerbaijan

Baku/17.11.17/Turan: Today Azerbaijan marks National Revival Day. On November 17, 1988 uninterrupted demonstration was staged at Baku central square in a token of protest at Moscow's policy towards the Karabakh conflict. Later on the demonstration has turned into a political action, which has led to national- liberation movement in Azerbaijan.

2017 November 16 ( Thursday )  17:11:09
Statement by the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group

Moscow/16.11.17/Turan: The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stephane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the United States of America) met separately on 14 and 16 November with the Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian and the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov. The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Andrzej Kasprzyk, also participated in the meetings, reads a statement of the OSCE MG.

2017 November 16 ( Thursday )  15:12:08
Aliyev meets with the Vice-Premier of Kazakhstan

Baku / 16.11.17 / Turan: On Thursday, the head of state Ilham Aliyev received Askar Mamin, the first deputy prime minister of Kazakhstan. During the meeting, issues of cooperation between the two countries in the field of transport and, in particular, Kazakhstan's participation in the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project were discussed. Askar Mamin expressed the opinion that the launch of this railway line will strengthen the transit potential of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and the trans-Caspian region as a whole. -02D-

2017 November 16 ( Thursday )  14:50:39
Baku gives consent to the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia

Baku / 16.11.17 / Turan: Azerbaijan is pleased with the results of the discussions in Moscow between Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group. The head of the Foreign Ministry's press service, Hikmet Hajiyev, noted that the meeting was constructive and substantive. "All proposals for the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict were specifically discussed," he said.

2017 November 16 ( Thursday )  13:38:23
ECHR Satisfies Ilgar Mammadov’s Second Complaint against Azerbaijan

Baku / 16.11.17 / Turan: The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) announced the second decision in the case of Ilgar Mammadov, the Azerbaijani opposition leader, the convicted leader of the REAL movement.

2017 November 16 ( Thursday )  13:16:37
Visit of the Defense Minister of Uzbekistan

Baku / 16.11.17 / Turan: The delegation led by the Defense Minister of Uzbekistan, Major-General Abdusalom Azizov, arrived in Azerbaijan on an official visit, the Defense Ministry"s press service said.

2017 November 16 ( Thursday )  12:00:12
Ilham Aliyev Visits Absheron District

Baku / 16.11.17 / Turan: The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev participated in the opening ceremony of the Absheron Olympic Complex as part of his trip to the Absheron region.

2017 November 15 ( Wednesday )  18:16:47
U.S. Ambassador Visits Salyan American Corner

Baku/15.11.17/Turan: Ambassador Robert F. Cekuta and his spouse Mrs. Cekuta visited the Salyan American Corner at the Salyan Central Library, where they met with schoolchildren interested in education in the U.S. and attendees of the Corner"s educational and English Language programs.

2017 November 15 ( Wednesday )  16:47:43
Azerbaijan Armed Forces to hold Command-Staff War Games

Baku / 15.11.17 / Turan: In accordance with the plan approved by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, the Command-Staff War Games (CSWG) to be held within the framework of the operational training of the troops will start on November 16.Conducting of the war game envisages the involvement of the strategic, operational, operational-tactical and tactical headquarters and special forces, as well as the use of forces and means at certain stages.The main goals of the CSWG are to improve the level of interoperability between headquarters and troops in solving complex issues of conducting modern combined-arms operations, as well as in the conditions of mountain relief, complex electronic warfare environment, and also other characteristic features determined by the concept of these war games.In the course of one of the stages of the CSWG, the practical actions of the interacting military units and subunits will also be inspected with the determination of their maneuverable and firing capabilities in the air, in the sea and on land.Command-Staff War Games will last until November ......

2017 November 15 ( Wednesday )  16:18:26
Erdogan and Putin do not agree on the Karabakh settlement

Baku/15.11.17/Turan: Over this year the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have communicated 16 times: 12 times on the phone and 4 times face to face. After a short conflict, which began exactly two years ago after the Turkish air defenses shot down a Russian fighter, relations between the two countries began to improve, and in fact returned to the former friendly track. Erdogan expressed his condolences over the shot down plane, and Russia lifted food sanctions, and let in the Turkish vegetables and fruits.

2017 November 15 ( Wednesday )  15:54:02
Mamedyarov: negotiations are based on updated "Madrid principles"

Baku / 15.11.17 / Turan: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will hold talks in Moscow on November 16 with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Mammadyarov said today in Baku at a press conference after the talks with his Brazilian counterpart Aloyzio Nuez Ferreira. On November 19-20, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Azerbaijan, Mammadyarov said. Commenting on the upcoming talks on the Karabakh settlement, Mammadyarov said: "The issues discussed are on the negotiating table. We do not want negotiations for the sake of negotiations, we demand concrete results.

2017 November 15 ( Wednesday )  15:16:51
The issues of purchase of "Embraer" by Azerbaijan

Baku / 15.11.17 / Turan: Azerbaijan and Brazil intend to deepen relations, announced today in Baku after the negotiations between the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Brazil - Elmar Mammadyarov and Aloyzio Nunez Ferreira.

2017 November 15 ( Wednesday )  13:43:19
Candidature of Baku Presented for Holding Expo-2025

Baku / 15.11.17 / Turan: A reception was held in the Pavilion Royal in Paris on the nomination of Baku as a candidate city for holding the Expo-2025 World Exhibition of the International Exhibition Bureau in 2025.

2017 November 15 ( Wednesday )  11:38:29
Ilham Aliyev Regards Opposition as ”Fifth Column” of West

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2017 November 15 ( Wednesday )  11:28:51
REAL Appeals to Baku’s Executive Power and Hotels for Venue to Hold Its Congress Again

Baku / 15.11.17 / Turan: The Republican Alternative Movement (REAL) once again appealed to the relevant departments for a venue to hold its congress. This time, along with the Executive Power of the City of Baku, the Movement turned to hotels with technical facilities for holding conferences and other events.

2017 November 15 ( Wednesday )  11:13:47
Ilham Aliyev Accuses Jagland

Baku / 15.11.17 / Turan: Azerbaijan can voluntarily withdraw from the Council of Europe. This idea was voiced the day before by the head of state Ilham Aliyev, speaking in Baku at a solemn meeting dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party.

2017 November 14 ( Tuesday )  18:18:22
Thirty organizations applied to the EU in connection with Azerbaijan

Baku / 14.11.17 / Turan: "Reporters without borders" and 36 other international human rights organizations sent a letter to the leadership of the European Union, asking to use all existing opportunities and urge President Ilham Aliyev to stop oppressing human rights. The authors of the letter called for putting pressure on the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in connection with this issue during the summit in Brussels on November 24, at which he will participate. The letter contains calls for the immediate unconditional release of political prisoners, especially independent journalists, about respect for human rights, the elimination of the ban on the departure of investigative journalist Khadija Ismail from the country. "We ask you to use the opportunities during the summit and urge President Aliyev to stop the bans and pressure on human rights, as well as to commit to human rights reforms in Azerbaijan," the letter said.

2017 November 14 ( Tuesday )  17:33:49
New assistant of Mehriban Aliyeva is appointed

Baku/14.11.17/Turan: By the order of the head of state on November 14, Gunduz Kerimov was appointed assistant to the first vice-president of the country. It is not reported which site will be supervised by Kerimov. At present Mehriban Aliyeva has four assistants: in addition to Kerimov, they are also Anar Alakperov, Yusuf Mammadaliev and Elchin Amirbekov. According to local media, Kerimov was born in 1977. He graduated from the Faculty of International Relations of Baku State University. In 2002 he graduated from the master degree of the University of Indiana (USA). Then he worked at the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences. In 2008 he defended his thesis. In the period 1998-2014 he worked in the banking sector, in the representation of the Red Cross, and worked as deputy of dean of the Juridical Faculty of the Baku State University. -05D-

2017 November 14 ( Tuesday )  16:56:57
OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs discussed with Nalbandyan the possibility of meeting with Mamedyarov

Baku / 14.11.17 / Turan: Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian, who is in Moscow, met on Tuesday with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group. The sides exchanged views on the necessary steps to create favorable conditions for the promotion of the peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict, press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry reported. The possibility of organizing a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan in the near future was also discussed. -02D-

2017 November 14 ( Tuesday )  16:12:02
Ministry of Justice of Russia instructed the Prosecutor General's Office to investigate the case of Allahveranov

Baku/14.11.17/Turan: The Ministry of Justice of Russia ordered the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation to conduct a prosecutor's investigation of the case of AnarAllahveranov and inform the Assembly of World Azerbaijanis (AAM) about this.

2017 November 14 ( Tuesday )  14:53:17
Ilham Aliyev spoke at the jubilee of YAP

Baku / 14.11.17 / Turan: A solemn ceremony on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Yeni (New) Azerbaijan Party (YAP) is taking place in the Heydar Aliyev Center today.

2017 November 14 ( Tuesday )  14:06:04
Mammadyarov and Lavrov to Exchange Visits

Baku / 14.11.17 / Turan: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will pay a working visit to Moscow on November 16. In the Russian capital he will meet with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, the official representative of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Hikmet Hajiyev said.

2017 November 14 ( Tuesday )  13:54:46
Internet Freedom in Azerbaijan Limited - Freedom House

Washington DC / 14.11.17 / Turan: On November 14, the international human rights organization Freedom House published an annual report on the state of Internet freedom in the world Freedom of the Internet - 2017: Manipulation of Social Media to Undermine Democracy.

2017 November 14 ( Tuesday )  11:21:05
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil to Visit Baku

Baku /14.11.17/ Turan: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil Aloysio Nunes Ferreira will be on an official visit in the Republic of Azerbaijan on November 15.

2017 November 13 ( Monday )  18:05:12
"Musavat" supports the protesting lawyers

Baku / 13.10.17 / Turan: The Musavat party condemned the restriction of the institution of representation of citizens in the courts. At today's meeting of the party's board, it was decided to support the protest action of representatives of the legal community scheduled for November 18 against regressive changes in the legislation. This is stated in the message of the Musavat Party.

2017 November 13 ( Monday )  17:52:10
The Ministry of Taxes liquidated the decision on audit in the agency Turan and sanctions

Baku / 13.11.17 / Turan The Ministry of Taxes has satisfied two complaints of the Turan news agency - the liquidation of decisions on tax evasion, as well as the invalidation and illegal appointment of an on-site tax audit for 2010-2017 on August 16.

2017 November 11 ( Saturday )  13:44:31
Azerbaijan and the EU intend to expand energy cooperation

Baku / 11.11.17 / Turan: The issues of energy cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union were discussed on November 11 at the meeting of Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov with the head of the EU mission, Ambassador Kestutis Jankauskas. During the meeting, the mutually beneficial significance of the Southern Gas Corridor project was noted. The Minister noted that the implementation of this project will also promote the development of multilateral cooperation on a vast geography. Yankauskas noted the importance of the "Southern Gas Corridor" in the diversification of Europe's energy supply sources. There was also an exchange of views on the signing of a new partnership agreement between the EU and Azerbaijan, the implementation of the "Eastern Partnership" program, etc.-06D-

2017 November 11 ( Saturday )  11:32:43
Will PACE Committee Discuss Innovations in Azerbaijan Regarding Institution of Representation in Courts?

Baku / 11.11.17 / Turan: Members of the Milli Majlis (parliament) Muslim Mammadov and Vusal Huseynov will attend a meeting of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of PACE to be held in Paris on November 12.

2017 November 11 ( Friday )  10:44:33
REAL Again Asks for Venue for Its Congress

Baku / 11.11.17 / Turan: The Republican Alternative Movement (REAL) appealed to the Baku City Executive Power with a request to provide a venue for the constituent congress of the party of the same name. The appeal was sent on behalf of the initiative group for holding the congress. The movement requests to provide a room for 400 seats on one of the proposed calendar days on November 18, 19, 25, 26 or December 2, 3.

2017 November 10 ( Friday )  18:03:02
Eldar Mahmudov again interrogated in the Prosecutor General's Office

Baku / 10.11.17 / Turan: On 10 November the former Minister of National Security Eldar Mahmudov was interrogated for three hours in the Investigatory Directorate of Grave Crimes of the Prosecutor General's Office. Mahmudov was interrogated in the status of a witness. However, the department did not specify, specifically on what case Mahmudov is interrogated.

2017 November 10 ( Friday )  17:55:01
Will Azerbaijan stay in the Council of Europe?

Many people remember that the Council of Europe appealed to the European Court of Human Rights with a request to present an opinion on the execution by Azerbaijan of the court's decisions, especially regarding the chairman of the ReAL movement IlgarMammadov, and threatened with various measures, including exclusion from the Council of Europe. In response, the Azerbaijani authorities said they would leave the organization if any measures will be applied to the country.

2017 November 10 ( Friday )  15:31:19
The head of state takes part in the opening of a number of facilities in the city of Ganja

Baku / 10.11.17 / Turan: President Ilham Aliyev during his visit to Ganja on November 10 took part in the opening of a number of facilities. In particular, the head of state participated in the opening ceremony of the Philharmonic in Ganja. In this six-story building there is a concert hall for 1200 people, a conference hall for 300 people, as well as make-up rooms, 10 lodges, one VIP bed and all relevant infrastructure. The head of state met with the city public, and after his speech a memorable photo was made.

2017 November 10 ( Friday )  13:32:35
PACE Representative Condemns Restriction of Institution of Representation in Courts

Strasbourg / 10.11.17 / Turan: The Co-rapporteur of the PACE Monitoring Committee on Azerbaijan Stefan Schennack criticized the recent changes in the legislation limiting the possibility of lawyers who are not members of the Bar of Azerbaijan to act as representatives in the courts.

2017 November 10 ( Friday )  13:17:00
International Partnership Urges Baku to Abolish Law Restricting Institution of Representation in Courts

Baku / 10.11.17 / Turan: The International Partnership for Human Rights expressed concern over the amendments to the Azerbaijani legislation governing the representation of citizens in the courts that were adopted on October 31.

2017 November 10 ( Friday )  12:48:33
ICRC Provides Assistance to Women and Children in Iraq

Baku / 10.11.17 / Turan: The International Committee of the Red Cross provides humanitarian assistance to 1,300 women and children from different countries who have found themselves in Iraq. This was reported by the head of the public relations department of the ICRC"s Baku office Ilaha Huseynova.

2017 November 10 ( Friday )  12:21:56
Head of State in Gence

Baku / 10.11.17 / Turan: President Ilham Aliyev visited the city of Gence on November 10, AzerTAg reports.