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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EBRD to lend $500m for Azerbaijan gas pipeline - Financial Times

Financial Times

EBRD to lend $500m for Azerbaijan gas pipeline
Financial Times
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has approved crucial $500m financing for a pipeline to bring Azeri gas from the Caspian Sea to the EU, despite questions about Azerbaijan's record on corruption and democracy. The bank's board ...
Azerbaijan: EBRD Gives Go Ahead for Azeri Pipeline Funding Despite “Laundromat” AllegationsEurasiaNet
Azerbaijani gas pipeline gets $500m in EU public fundsClimate Home

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Atletico Champions League bid suffers blow in Azerbaijan - Times of India

Times of India

Atletico Champions League bid suffers blow in Azerbaijan
Times of India
BAKU: Atletico Madrid suffered a fresh blow to their chances of reaching the Champions League last 16 as 10-man Qarabag held on for a 0-0 draw to secure their first ever point in the competition in Baku. It could have been even worse for the 2014 and ...
Toothless Atletico Madrid Held to 0-0 Draw by Ten-Man QarabagbeIN SPORTS USA

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Turkish president lauds Azerbaijan's Independence Day - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency

Turkish president lauds Azerbaijan's Independence Day
Anadolu Agency
“I celebrate Oct. 18, the Independence Day of Azerbaijan, and I send my greetings and love to my Azerbaijani brothers in the name of the Turkish people,” Erdogan wrote on his Twitter account. Erdogan wrote his message in both Turkish and Azerbaijani.
October 18: Azerbaijan celebrates its state holiday - AzerNewsAzerNews (blog)
Day of Independence marked at Baku Higher Oil SchoolAZERTAC News
Azerbaijan celebrates 26th anniversary of state independence ...vestnik kavkaza
Trend News Agency -Turkey Telegraph
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Turkish MP hails Azerbaijan's Independence Day - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency

Turkish MP hails Azerbaijan's Independence Day
Anadolu Agency
A ruling party Turkish lawmaker on Wednesday congratulated Azerbaijan on celebrating its 26th Independence Day. "Turkic people cannot be held in captivity," Necdet Unuvar, the head of parliament's Turkey-Azerbaijan friendship group, said about the ...



Polish FM: Azerbaijan is an energy supplier to Eastern Europe - APA

APA

Polish FM: Azerbaijan is an energy supplier to Eastern Europe
APA
Azerbaijan is an important country for Poland, said Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, who is on an official visit to Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is an energy supplier to Eastern Europe, Waszczykowski said addressing a joint press conference with ...
Azerbaijan sees co-op with EU as one of its foreign policy prioritiesNews.Az
EU-Azerbaijan Subcommittee convenes in BrusselsAzerNews (blog)
FM says Azerbaijan important country for Poland (UPDATE)Trend News Agency
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Luxembourgian delegation says the anti-Azerbaijani campaign 'unfair' - APA

APA

Luxembourgian delegation says the anti-Azerbaijani campaign 'unfair'
APA
A delegation headed by former Luxembourgian MP Jacques-Yves Henckes, along with President of the Congress of European Azerbaijanis Sahil Gasimov, is on a visit to Azerbaijan. Elmira Akhundova, Head of the Azerbaijan-Luxembourg Working Group on ...

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Military parade held in Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan (PHOTO) - Trend News Agency

Trend News Agency

Military parade held in Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan (PHOTO)
Trend News Agency
A military parade dedicated to the 25th anniversary of creation of Azerbaijan's first national military unit was held in Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on October 18 – the Day of Independence of Azerbaijan. The event was attended by ...



Azerbaijan: Seeking to Arrest Critical Journalists throughout the Ex-USSR - EurasiaNet

Azerbaijan: Seeking to Arrest Critical Journalists throughout the Ex-USSR
EurasiaNet
The arrest of an Azerbaijani journalist in Ukraine marks a fresh instance of free-media-wary Azerbaijan having a critical reporter apprehended outside its borders. Fikret Huseynli, who survived a beating and stabbing in his native Azerbaijan a decade ...



Azerbaijan and Armenia meet over disputed territory | Euronews - euronews

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Azerbaijani, Polish FMs hold joint press conference - News.Az

News.Az

Azerbaijani, Polish FMs hold joint press conference
News.Az
The relations between Azerbaijan and Poland have deep historical roots. Examples of Polish architectural traditions can be found in Baku today. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and ...
FM Waszczykowski: Azerbaijan is an important country to PolandAZERTAC News

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