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Nuclear Reactor In Armenia A Potent…

May 04, 2016

Another major concern is arising in the Caucasus, Alexander Murinson, an expert...

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Conference: An Outlook On Turkish-A…

May 04, 2016

On May 3, 2016, the Center for Eurasian Studies (AVİM) held a...

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Kerry, Lavrov Lobby Restoring Calm …

May 03, 2016

Moscow and Washington stressed a need to continue efforts to restore calm...

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A Self-Criticism Published In The A…

May 02, 2016

By Arto KHACHIKIAN The escalation of early April and the clear and present...

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Famous Americans Who Fought Turks

May 01, 2016

Sometimes I come across reports of  famous folks in American history with...

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Jan 24, 2009

This time the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs who visited the region...

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'Playing baseball on the chessboard…

Apr 21, 2010

Article by Vahid Gazi, director of Baku's INAM Centre for ...

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Mammadyarov: Azerbaijan Is Ready To…

Jul 13, 2011

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Jun 22, 2009

A research made by White House showed that Armenians massacred 2 millions...

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Why House resolution 252 should be …

Feb 26, 2010

Next Friday, March 4th, is a pivotal day in US-Turkish relations. The...

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So Called Armenian Genocide

Round Table On “Next Exposure Of So-Call…

Apr 24, 2016

Today, a round table on “next exposure of so-called Armenian genocide” was held at Scientific-Research Institute on Human Rights of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS).

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Turkey Armenia Relations

Turkey Dismisses 'Baseless' Russian Clai…

Apr 26, 2016

Foreign minister says Armenia does not want political solution to occupied enclave

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Armenian Government Set To Discuss Bill …

May 03, 2016

The Armenian government is set to discuss the bill on the recognition of the so-called Nagorno-Karabakh Republic on May 5.

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Arye Gut: Azerbaijan Proved Itself A Tru…

May 02, 2016

"7th Global Forum of the UN Global Alliance of Civilizations Forum was a very important international event."

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Karabakh Conflict

Azerbaijan Accuses Armenia Of Ignoring C…

May 04, 2016

Armenia continues to ignore the calls of the international community for changing the status quo in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said on May 4.

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Khojaly Massacre

Florence Remembers Khojaly Victims

Mar 07, 2016

On 4 March, the multi-award-winning independent documentary Endless Corridor – a U.S. and Lithuanian co-production – was shown amidst the rococo carvings and mirrored walls of the 16th century Palazzo Borghese in Florence.

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"The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) does not and cannot accept the aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan and occupation of Azerbaijani lands," OIC Secretary General Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said in an exclusive interview with Trend.

"In order to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Armenia must first withdraw from the occupied Azerbaijani lands and displaced persons should return to their land," Ihsanoglu said.

He said the OIC believes that the conflict settlement should occur step-by-step. The first stage of the conflict was the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh by Armenians and accordingly, the first step of the settlement should be ending the occupation of this territory.

He recalled that the OIC like the UN has adopted several resolutions on this conflict which also have not yet been implemented by Armenia so far.

"Armenia's aggression took place before the eyes of the world and all humanity witnessed the occupation of Azerbaijani territory. This conflict should not be delayed further.

Continued occupation harms the entire region and Armenia. Resolving this issue will bring peace to the whole world. A phased resolution of this problem would be the most effective," Ihsanoglu said.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.

The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France and the US - are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

Commenting on his current visit to Azerbaijan, OIC Secretary General said that his visit is an indicator of developed relations between Azerbaijan and the OIC.

"Last time I was in Azerbaijan in 2009 and I have thought for some time that it is necessary to visit your country again, especially that since 2005 Azerbaijan has been an active participant in the OIC," Ihsanoglu said.

He said after a meeting of the foreign ministers of the OIC member states in Azerbaijan in 2006 that the country had begun to play a very active and indispensable role in the organisation. Undoubtedly, Azerbaijan's role in the organisation would grow day by day and the potential of bilateral relations should be developed, he said.

The OIC was very pleased with Azerbaijan's election to the UN Security Council and indeed the country's developed relations with the organisation contributed to this status, Ihsanoglu said.

He also stressed that the meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, held yesterday was very fruitful.

"We discussed ways of developing OIC relations with Azerbaijan and problems of the Islamic world, Afghanistan, Syria and Somalia," Ihsanoglu said.

He said that in 2013 Azerbaijan will host the 2nd International Congress on 'Islamic Civilisation in the Caucasus'. The first was held in 1998 under President Heydar Aliyev.

"This is a very important scientific congress which will be attended by representatives from all over the world. The history of Islam in the Caucasus since its inception to the present day will be discussed. The history, culture, architecture and the future of Islam in the Caucasus will also be discussed," he said.