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The biggest night in #Azerbaijan football history awaits

The biggest night in #Azerbaijan football history awaits

| May 29, 2019

When they step onto the field of the Baku Olympic Stadium tonight (29 May), Arsenal and Chelsea will be making Azerbaijani footballing history. Of course, I recognize the difficulties associated with this particular occasion, but as an Azerbaijani, I can’t help but feel the excitement. When the victors hold the famous Europa League Cup aloft it will […]

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World-renowned #SilkRoad is back on track

World-renowned #SilkRoad is back on track

Photo by Yaşar Çelik The Turkic Council, a relatively new international organization, comprised of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, is determined to revive the ancient Silk Road, writes Eli Hadzhieva. The Council has designed a tour package and expects 1 million tourists from around the world to visit the destinations involved between, now and 2023. […]

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#SilkRoad to be revived in four Eurasian countries

#SilkRoad to be revived in four Eurasian countries

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Turkic Council, a relatively new international organisation, comprised of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, is determined to revive the ancient Silk Road. The Council designed a tour package and expects 1 million tourists from around the world to visit the destinations in the package until 2023. This new route promises a unique experience for […]

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‘European’ #Azerbaijan goes to the polls on extended presidential powers

‘European’ #Azerbaijan goes to the polls on extended presidential powers

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Azerbaijan is only days away from a referendum on 29 amendments to the oil-rich country’s constitution, the result of which is likely to grant President Ilham Aliyev extended powers, writes Tony Mallett. The countrywide vote (around five million citizens are eligible at the polls) will be held on Monday, 26 September, now designated as a […]

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Azerbaijan deploys police to restore order in Islamic suburb

Azerbaijan deploys police to restore order in Islamic suburb

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Law-enforcement agencies in Azerbaijan have launched a special operation to quiet mounting unrest in a heavily Islamic suburb of the capital that has left seven people dead. A joint statement released by the agencies says interior troops and police units were deployed to the Nardarn neighborhood in northern Baku on Tuesday (1 December) to restore […]

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The European Games in Baku: A geopolitical balancing act

The European Games in Baku: A geopolitical balancing act

By Zaur Shiriyev Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Azerbaijan will host the inaugural European Games from 12-28 June. The games will bring international attention and increased awareness of the Caucasus’ major problems – notably energy politics, the Nagorno−Karabakh conflict and strained relations with Russia. They are also the first in a series […]

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Baku condemns ‘interference’ by European Parliament following call to free prisoners

Baku condemns ‘interference’ by European Parliament following call to free prisoners

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

A European Parliament motion calling on Azerbaijan to free two prisoners facing fraud graft charges have been branded a “direct interference in a criminal investigation” by an Azerbaijani MP.  The motion has been tabled by German Liberal MEP Alexander Graf Lambsdorff and the ALDE Group and will go to the vote on Thursday (18 September) […]

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