Azerbaijan

Country Azerbaijan
Capital Baku
Continent Asia
Currency Manat(AZN)
Languages Azerbaijani

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Azerbaijan - a nation with a majority-Turkic and majority-Muslim population - was briefly independent from 1918 to 1920; it regained its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Despite a 1994 cease-fire, Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region, assigned to Soviet Azerbaijan in the 1920s by Moscow. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also seven surrounding provinces in the territory of Azerbaijan. Corruption in the country is ubiquitous, and the government, which eliminated presidential term limits in a 2009 referendum, has been accused of authoritarianism. Although the poverty rate has been reduced in recent years due to revenue from oil production, the promise of widespread wealth resulting from the continued development of Azerbaijan's energy sector remains largely unfulfilled.

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Andy Halliday: Rangers midfielder set for loan move to Gabala in Azerbaijan - BBC Sport

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Andy Halliday: Rangers midfielder set for loan move to Gabala in Azerbaijan
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Rangers' Andy Halliday is on his way to Austria to complete a season-long loan to Azerbaijani side Gabala. The 25-year-old midfielder was omitted from the Ibrox club's Europa League squad. The former Livingston and Middlesbrough player will join Gabala ...
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Walking free in Azerbaijan - Open Democracy

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Walking free in Azerbaijan
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Azerbaijan's ruling Aliyev dynasty is tightening the screws, and last year was a new low. At the end of 2016, Bayram Mammadov and Giyas Ibrahimov, two activists for youth movement N!DA, were sentenced to ten years' imprisonment for spraying graffiti on ...



Azerbaijan Employs Four Lobbying and PR firms - Asbarez Armenian News

Azerbaijan Employs Four Lobbying and PR firms
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Whatever actions Armenian-Americans take for their causes, Azerbaijan seeks to emulate and counter them in the United States through its hired companies. Pres. Aliyev in a 2013 speech stated that Azerbaijan's “main enemy is the Armenian lobby.” He also ...

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Fernando Alonso's Azerbaijan GP positivity explained... - SkySports

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Fernando Alonso's Azerbaijan GP positivity explained...
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Fernando Alonso set F1's driver market rumour mill whirling again after qualifying at the Azerbaijan GP last Saturday when he said the weekend had been "positive" for him up until that point - despite McLaren racking up a huge number of grid penalties.

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What the teams said - race day in Azerbaijan - Formula 1

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What the teams said - race day in Azerbaijan
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Armenian militaries breach truce with Azerbaijan 146 times - AzerNews

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Armenian militaries breach truce with Azerbaijan 146 times
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Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 146 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on June 28. Armenians were using large-caliber machine ...

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Winners and Losers - Azerbaijan - Formula 1

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Winners and Losers - Azerbaijan
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There was no shortage of talking points on Sunday in Baku - from team mate and title rival collisions to surprise podiums and results changing on the line, F1's second visit to Azerbaijan produced 51 laps of spellbinding drama. But who ended on a high ...
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Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix 2017 Results: Daniel Ricciardo Wins Incident-Rich Race - Bleacher Report

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Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix 2017 Results: Daniel Ricciardo Wins Incident-Rich Race
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Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull grabbed his first win of the 2017 Formula 1 campaign during Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, surviving an incident-filled race. Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes took second place from Williams rookie Lance Stroll on the final ...
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F2 Azerbaijan 2017 - autosport.com

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F2 Azerbaijan 2017
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1 / Sergey Sirotkin, ART Grand Prix, sits in the cockpit before making his F2 debut. F2 Azerbaijan. Share this article on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email. Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing, celebrates by a tribute to his late father after claiming.



Sebastian Vettel on cusp of a ban, Lance Stroll makes history and an appearance by diva queen Mariah Carey ... - Daily Mail

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Sebastian Vettel on cusp of a ban, Lance Stroll makes history and an appearance by diva queen Mariah Carey ...
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The maiden Azerbaijan Grand Prix may also go on to be the most enthralling race the country will ever hold following a carnage-packed event won by Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo. With the Baku event being held under the European Grand Prix banner last ...
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