Turkey unveils 3rd Bosphorus bridge - UPDATED
Baku-APA.An opening ceremony for the third bridge spanning Istanbul’s Bosphorus was held Friday, APA reports quoting to Anadolu Agency.
20:50 26 August
Prosecutor’s comments on launch of new criminal case against imprisoned ex-minister
Baku. Shahriyar Alizade – APA. Azerbaijan’s Garadagh district prosecutor Natig Abdullayev has made comments on the launch of a new criminal case against the country’s former health minister Ali Insanov, who is serving his sentence in the Penitentiary Service’s Prison 13.
17:23 25 August
APA Holding president: Anyone who kept cooperating with Gulenists after 2013 must be punished
Baku. Farid Mirzayev – APA. “When I was the editor-in-chief of the “Xalq cəbhəsi” (Popular Front) newspaper in 2001, we published a series of researches by Vuqar Huseynov on Nur movement followers. At that time, Najib Hablemletoglu, who used to write against Nursism, had been murdered. We published eight articles. So both I and author Vuqar Huseynov as well as Gudrat Hasanguliyev, who was a friend of the newspaper, began facing pressures. After eight editions and insistence from the Turkish embassy, we stopped the writings. Because the official position of the friendly and fraternal country did matter to us,” said APA Holding President Vusala Mahirgizi, who is a member of the Press Council’s Board of Directors.
14:51 25 August
Azerbaijani state fighting hard against religious radicalism, says PA official
Baku. Farid Mirzayev – APA. The state of Azerbaijan is fighting hard against elements of religious radicalism, be it Wahhabism, radical Shiism, or the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), said Bahruz Hasanov, member of the Public and Political Affairs Department at the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration.
13:22 25 August
Car driven by Armenian citizen hits Azerbaijani man in Georgia
The incident took place on a highway crossing through the Yukhari Saral village of the predominantly Azerbaijani district of Marneuli, APA’s Georgia bureau reported.
14:37 06 August
Azerbaijani defense minister meets with Iranian ambassador
Baku. Farid Mirzayev – APA. On August 5, Azerbaijan Defense Minister Colonel General Zakir Hasanov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Azerbaijan, Mr. Mohsen Pak Ayeen.
16:01 05 August
Deputy prime minister: Though ICRC president promised regarding issue of Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev, there is no result
The State Committee for Refugees and IDPs told APA that the deputy prime minister highly appreciated the humanitarian programs carried out by the International Committee of the Red Cross for the persons expelled from their native lands as a result of the conflict. He emphasized that the Azerbaijani president has created all conditions for all international organizations in the country for functioning freely and transparently.
18:17 03 August
Top official: Local media outlets play important role in conveying Azerbaijan’s just cause to world community
Baku. Farid Mizayev – APA. An event has been held to award the winners of an individual writing competition organized by the State Fund for Support of Mass Media Development under Azerbaijani President on the occasion of the 141st anniversary of Azerbaijan’s National Press.
18:49 22 July
Azerbaijani president deeply concerned over events in Turkey
Baku – APA. Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev was deeply concerned over the developments in Turkey and strongly condemned the coup attempt in the country, said Ali Hasanov, Azerbaijani president’s aide for public and political affairs.
12:12 16 July
US to step up efforts to settle Karabakh conflict, says ambassador
Baku – APA. Azerbaijan's Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Refugees and IDPs on Friday met with US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta.
19:54 01 July
Damage suffered by Azerbaijani IDPs during April fighting compensated at public expense
Baku – APA. Apart from the restoration of the houses of Azerbaijani IDPs in the districts of Aghdam, Terter, and Aghjabadi destroyed during the April fighting, all of the damage suffered by IDPs has been calculated and a bank account opened for each of them and the [calculated] amounts transferred to their accounts, said Ali Hasanov, head of the State Committee for Work with Refugees and IDPs.
17:31 01 July
Issue of releasing Azerbaijani hostages likely to be raised at St. Petersburg summit – deputy PM
Every Azerbaijani citizen worries about the fate of Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev, who are being held hostage by Armenia, Hasanov said noting that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is closely following this process and raises this issue at all the meetings.
13:15 20 June
Azerbaijan expended 2.5B on solving problems of refugees and IDPs to date
He made the remarks at the event held in Baku in connection with June 20 – World Refugee Day.
13:04 20 June
Top Azerbaijani official: Int’l organizations abstain from imposing sanctions on Armenia
He made the remarks April 16 during the hearings in the Azerbaijani parliament dedicated to 18 June – Human Rights Day in the country.
12:29 16 June
Ali Hasanov: We could have liberated our lands in a month
Baku. Ramiz Mikayiloglu – APA. Final session of the 4th Congress of World Azerbaijanis was held on June 4.
17:23 04 June
“Civil Society Dialogue’ project presented in Baku
Baku. Ramiz Mikayiloglu – APA. Project “Civil Society Dialogue”, co-initiated by the Council of Europe and the European Union in Azerbaijan, was presented in Baku on June 2.
17:13 02 June
EU does not see EaP as geopolitical game – Swedish ambassador to Azerbaijan - INTERVIEW
Q. Do you have any plan to move your residence from Stockholm to Baku?
18:08 31 May
Top Azerbaijani official: Provisions on slander and insult still remain in legislation of leading states
Hasanov said that the event on defamation held today is an issue that has long been discussed in Azerbaijan.
11:50 31 May
Azerbaijan-US relations in all areas going on smoothly – top official
In general, Azerbaijan’s relations with the US and European countries are based on mutual interests and going on smoothly, Hasanov said.
11:40 31 May
Baku hosts roundtable discussion within joint EU/CoE project
Delivering a speech at the event, Ali Hasanov, the Azerbaijani president's aide for public and political affairs, said that after Azerbaijan's gaining independence, ensuring the freedom of expression and media, creation of independent media outlets has always been in the limelight of the state as one of the main directions of creating a civil society and democratization process.
10:41 31 May