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.
Pashinian said in an interview with France 24 television channel ...Armenia has been on edge since the Azerbaijan regained control of Nagorno-Karabakh amid fears Baku remains hostile toward the country.
"Claims that Azerbaijan is allegedly preparing for an attack against Armenia, ... In a Thursday interview with French television France24, Pashinyan accused Azerbaijan of preparing a new attack on Armenia.
Pashinyan also said Azerbaijan, with which Armenia has fought two wars over the past three decades, was not adhering to the principles needed to clinch a long-term peace treaty, and suggested Azerbaijan was preparing to launch another attack.
Azerbaijan’s recent presidential election is a case in point. Until 1991, Azerbaijan was a Soviet satellite...Short of a revolution, Aliyev can expect to be in office for the next seven years — the normal term for a president in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani state television claimed afterwards that France is helping Armenia prepare a military operation against Azerbaijan... Azerbaijan as well as Russia have repeatedly criticized the EU monitoring mission over the past year.
In January, Aliyev told local television channels that he wanted the election to “mark the beginning of a new era,” in which Azerbaijan has full control over its territory ...Women walk past campaign posters is in Baku, Azerbaijan, Monday, Feb.
Any avid football fan would tell you it felt like destiny fulfilled, that we were watching God’s plan manifest live on television ... The portmanteau “sportswashing” — coined for Azerbaijan’s hosting of ...
... for a peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan ... In his interview with Armenia’s PublicTelevision, Grigoryan made assurances that Azerbaijan recognizes the four principles fundamental to Armenia.