Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.
“If the fact that there is a police post at Baku-Yevlakh road is not surprising, then it shouldn’t be surprising that there are police posts on Azerbaijan’s liberated territories,” Hajiyev said, referring to two cities deeper inside Azerbaijan ... The development follows a period of increased tension between Azerbaijan and Iran.
During the six weeks of fighting, Azerbaijan liberated several cities and some 300 settlements and villages after a nearly three-decade occupation ... The ministry said it wrote in the letters that such cases "contradict" the joint statement signed by the president of Azerbaijan, Russia, and the Armenian prime minister, and "asked to prevent them.".
On August 25, security forces in the city of Khoy, in WestAzerbaijan province near the border with Turkey, arrested Saeedi, a photographer for the state-run newspaper Shargh Daily, while he was photographing camps housing Afghan refugees, according to reports by the Iranian ...
Joint military drills between Turkey, Azerbaijan and Pakistan started in Baku on Sunday, the first such drills between the three countries ... 27, 2020," Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry quoted him as saying ... Azerbaijan liberated several cities and some 300 settlements and villages after a nearly three-decade occupation.
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 12 Trend. Another trip of the residents Shusha city to their native lands liberated from the occupation has begun, Trend reports. As part of the trip jointly organized by the... .
Azerbaijan’s flag carrier has made ...PresidentIlham Aliyev laid the foundation for the Fuzuli airport on January 14, saying it would primarily service Shusha, another city retaken by Azerbaijan during the war and which has been since declared the cultural capital of the country.