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.
He also stressed the importance of restoring transportation channels as a major milestones towards normalization with Azerbaijan and the implementation of the agreements on Karabakh... During the 44-day conflict, Azerbaijan liberated several cities and nearly 300 settlements and villages from the nearly three-decade occupation.
Baku and Shusha, Azerbaijan – A year after a deadly conflict over the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh region that killed thousands and led to accusations of war crimes from both sides, arch foes Armenia and Azerbaijan have shown some signs that they are open to improving relations ...The new airport in Fuzuli, Azerbaijan [Emre Caylak/Al Jazeera].
When Akram Aylisli wrote a novel that sympathised with Azerbaijan’s national enemy, Armenia, he was vilified and silenced ...Baku, Azerbaijan ... He cannot leave Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, or visit his native village ... In Azerbaijan’s second city, Ganja, a crowd built a pyre and threw his books on it ... Azerbaijan reaped humanitarian benefits.
He was born on May 5, 1892 in the village of Seyfeli near Ganja city in present-day Azerbaijan and besides his poetry, he was also a thinker, teacher, professor, and public figure, helping orphans and refugees in Kars, Erzurum, and other cities as the member of a charity group.
One project currently underway is the construction of a 240-apartment complex on the northern edge of the Karabakh capital of Stepanakert, aimed at those forced to flee from the southern city of Hadrut, which is now under the control of Azerbaijan as a result of the war.
As a country crossed by the ancient SilkRoad, Azerbaijan has many legacies from the old trading route, including ancient cities, castles and public bathhouses, which are still carefully protected. Akram Zeynalli, Azerbaijan's ambassador to China, said ... "Azerbaijan has never seen ...
During the 44-day conflict, Azerbaijan liberated several cities and nearly 300 settlements and villages that were occupied for nearly three decades ... The cease-fire is seen as a victory for Azerbaijan and a defeat forArmenia, whose armed forces withdrew in line with the agreement.
During the 44-day conflict, Azerbaijan liberated several cities and 300 settlements and villages that were occupied by Armenia for almost 30 years ... The cease-fire is seen as a victory for Azerbaijan and a defeat for Armenia, whose armed forces withdrew in line with the agreement.
As a result, many cities have rightfully taken down statues of Confederate figures that represented a rebellion based on the idea of maintaining the abhorrent institution of slavery ...Khan is on record praising Azerbaijan and its regime and has visited the country on the government’s dime.
Azerbaijan is stepping up its rhetorical counteroffensive against Iran, airing a seemingly orchestrated series of allegations of treachery on the part of Tehran... It celebrated the one-year anniversary of Azerbaijan’s retaking of the Karabakh city of Hadrut, and featured a photo of an Azerbaijani soldier with a rifle strapped over his chest.