The environment and abundant natural resources of the Armenian-occupied Azerbaijani territory have been damaged, environmentalists warn. The rivers and lakes there are polluted, trees have been felled and forests burnt down, and cultivable lands are damaged -- all this can be labeled as "green genocide" against Azerbaijan and its nature.
Institute of Human Rights of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, released statement in relation to the visit of the members of the Parliament of the European Union to the Armenian-occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, in April, 2013.
Although in the name of U.S. NGO Freedom House, there is a word "freedom", this structure was never truly free, deputy executive secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (YAP), MP Mubariz Gurbanli has said.
It is still hard to compare it to examples in other developed Turkish provinces but the centuries-old streets of Kars are now frequented by young and ambitious entrepreneurs more than ever before, giving early signals of an economic recovery which locals have long hoped for.