Ministry of Foreign Affairs comments on summoning of Azerbaijani ambassador to Iranian Foreign Ministry
Baku. Anakhanum Hidayatova – APA. Azerbaijani Ambassador to Iran Javanshir Akhundzadeh was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran. APA reports quoting the Iranian newspapers that an explanation was demanded from the ambassador in connection with the spread of information in the press about the $1.6- billion arms deal between Israel and Azerbaijan.
12:16 29 February
Cemil Cicek: “The achievement of peace in the Caucasus passes through the withdrawal of Armenian forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan” – INTERVIEW
Ankara. Mayis Alizadeh – APA. APA’s interview with Chairman of the Grand National Assembly (parliament) of Turkey Cemil Cicek
11:48 29 February
Turkish parliament discusses Khojaly genocide
A deputy from Igdir, honorary chairman of the Azerbaijani centers in Turkey Sinan Ogan, speaking at the meeting raised the question of recognition by the TGNA Khojaly tragedy as genocide.
22:55 28 February
President Ilham Aliyev thanks to Pakistan for support to Azerbaijan I Nagorno Karabagh conflict and recognition of Khojaly events as massacre
Head of State stressed that, the friendship and relation between Azerbaijan and Pakistan developed successfully.
20:03 28 February
Turkish parliament discusses Khojaly genocide
According to APA, addressing the parliament, honorary chairman of Turkish Azerbaijani Study Groups MP Sinan Ogan raised the issue to recognize Khojaly tragedy as genocide.
17:45 28 February
March weather forecast in Azerbaijan
Mild weather will be replaced with the rainy days as a result of passage of cold atmospheric fronts. Senior hydrologist of the National Hydrometeorology Department of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Asif Verdiyev told APA that the temperature regime will be changeable within the month. The temperature will be below normal in the first ten-day, sometimes is close normal and above normal in the third ten-day. The amount of monthly precipitation will be close normal but in some places above normal.
16:52 28 February
MHP leader Devlet Bahceli: “The person, who shed blood in Khojaly, is a president of Armenia now”
APA reports that Bahceli began his speech saying “May God rest souls of our brothers and sisters, killed by Armenians, in peace: “Armenian death machine has never stopped. Khojaly is a conscience and unfinished scream of Turkic nation. The person, who shed blood in Khojaly, is a president of Armenia now. This person, who was embraced by AKP government, led the murderers who committed atrocities in Khojaly”.
14:42 28 February
Hungarian parliamentarians issue statement on 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide
Baku – APA. A group of Hungarian parliamentarians issued a statement on the 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide. Azerbaijani embassy in Hungary told APA that the statement was signed by Márton Gyöngyösi, head of Hungary-Azerbaijan interparliamentary friendship group, deputy chairman of the parliament’s commission on foreign affairs.
14:27 28 February
Nagorno Karabakh conflict and Khojaly genocide raised in OSCE PA Winter Session
Baku. Parvin Abbasov – APA. The delegation led by vice-speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Bahar Muradova and participated in 11th Winter Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA), held a press conference today, APA reports. Spokesperson for the Azerbaijani Parliament Akif Tavakkuloglu said that the delegation of Azerbaijan visited Vienna on February 21-25. Chairman of the Agrarian Policy Committee Eldar Ibrahimov, chairman of the Human Rights Committee Rabiyyat Aslanova, deputy chairman of the Regional Affairs Committee Fattah Heydarov and MP Aghalar Veliyev were in the delegation.
14:26 28 February
Receb Tayyib Erdogan: “We will not forget and will not allow forgetting Khojaly”
Baku – APA. Turkish Prime Minister commemorated the anniversary of Khojaly tragedy during his address to the parliamentary group of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Erdogan said 613 people including 63 children and 106 women were killed by the Armenians in Khojaly 20 years ago. “I am remembering our brothers killed in Khojaly and praying for them. We express our solidarity with Azerbaijan and our Azeri brothers. The Khojaly tragedy was commemorated and condemned last Sunday in Istanbul and other cities of Turkey. Some slogans and posters raised by marginal groups during the Taksim rally can not overshadow our solidarity. We will support justice, law and peace, but not escalation of hate and wrath. We will not forget and will not allow forgetting Khojaly. We will continue mourning on our sisters and brothers killed in Khojaly”
14:19 28 February
US Georgia State’s House of Representatives passes Khojaly Massacre bill
Washington. Isabel Levine – APA. US Georgia State’s House of Representatives was the second to pass the Khojaly Massacre bill, after New Jersey, APA’s correspondent reports. The resolution 1594 to honor the memory of the victims of Khojaly Massacre on its 20th anniversary was passed, after the Azeri and Turkish Diaspora’s strong campaign.
12:06 28 February
Grand National Assembly of Turkey to hold sitting on Khojaly genocide
According to the parliamentarian law draft already has been submitted to the parliament and foreign affairs commission of Grand National Assembly of Turkey already recognized Khojaly genocide officially. “On February 26, in various cities of Turkey, people pouring into the streets called genocide the incidents happened in Khojaly. Turkish people felt in their heart the genocide of Azerbaijanis. Now, it is Turkish parliament’s turn. I hope the parliament will make a fair decision”, said MP.
07:53 28 February
Ali Ahmadov: “We make serious remarks about the OSCE Minsk Group”
The Minsk Group couldn’t settle this conflict during the 20 years. A new generation without Karabakh grew up in the past 20 years. How many years should be spent for the settlement of the conflict? In my opinion, the Minsk Group, which couldn’t achieve anything for 20 years, should censoriously revise its activity”, Deputy Chairman and Executive Secretary of YAP, Ali Ahmadov told journalists, APA reports. Ahmadov said that the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs had to announce how much years they need for the settlement of the conflict: “If they want to sum up the 20-year-old mediatory mission and start new one, they should determine a time framework. France’s steps say that this country is not able to fulfill the mediatory mission. The co-chairs must express their opinions about the France’s actions”.
17:05 27 February
Azerbaijani ruling party thanks to Pakistani Ambassador for recognition of Khojaly genocide by Pakistani Senate – PHOTO
Baku. Parvin Abbasov – APA. Today, Deputy Chairman and Executive Secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) of Azerbaijan Ali Ahmadov met Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Azerbaijan Inayat Ullah Kakar. Press service of the YAP told APA that they exchanged view about the current state of mutual relations between Azerbaijan and Pakistan and the perspectives of cooperation. They also noted that it was important to strength relations between the two countries also between YAP and Pakistan People’s Party.
15:52 27 February
Mayor of Calgary accuses Armenian armed forces of Khojaly massacre
Baku – APA. Due to the activity of Canada-based Alberta Azerbaijani Cultural Society (ALACS), Mayor of the City of Calgary Naheed Nenshi recognized the fact of Khojaly massacre and said Armenian armed forces were accountable for this crime. According to APA, the Mayor’s letter reads: “At night from February 25 to 26, 1992, Armenian armed forces surrounded the Khojaly town of Azerbaijan’s Nagorno Karabakh region, attacked the city and fired at the civilians intensively”.
15:29 27 February
OIC Secretary General offers condolence to people of Azerbaijan on 20th anniversary of Khojaly Massacre
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has paid tribute to all heroes and those who lost their lives during that atrocity in 1992.
11:59 27 February