Former Canadian PM minister Harper resigns Parliament
Baku-APA. Canada said goodbye to Stephen Harper on Friday as the former decade-long prime minister resigned as a Member of Parliament to pursue the launch of a global consulting business, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
07:40 27 August
US: Jarabulus operation sign of ‘important progress’
Baku-APA. Turkey’s recent incursion into Syria to strike Daesh positions is an “indication of important progress” in securing the Turkish-Syrian border, the White House said Wednesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
04:17 25 August
German MP: Fulfillment of UN Security Council resolutions on Karabakh are unambiguous
“The United Nations are mediating in this conflict for many years. The resolutions of the Security Council are unambiguous and show clearly which steps have to be taken to end this conflict. Germany supports these resolutions and so do I personally. For Germany the territorial integrity of a State is a non-negotiable imperative. Notably, the territorial integrity in the Caucasus is in many cases not guaranteed, four examples being Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Crimea and Nagorno-Karabakh. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, peaceful solutions to conflicts on questions of demarcation were not achieved in many cases.
14:10 23 August
US military officers holding seminar in Baku
Baku – APA. The mobile training group of the Oklahoma Army National Guard is holding a seminar in Baku titled “Demands for logistics during international peacekeeping operations.”
13:45 16 August
Russia prevented NATO’s cruise missile strikes on Syria – Shoygu
“The situation on Syria was changing. You may ask yourself what would have happen if our president had not realized the idea of handing over the chemical weapon. 624 cruise missiles were ready there”, the minister said.
18:01 15 August
Afghan envoy says regional Islamic State leader killed by U.S. drone
Baku-APA. The leader of Islamic State's branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been killed in a U.S. drone strike, the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan said on Friday, though the American military said it could not confirm that, APA reports quoting Reuters.
23:33 12 August
UN, US welcome Turkey-Russia cooperation against Daesh
Baku-APA. A United Nations spokesman on Thursday welcomed a joint pledge by Turkey and Russia to cooperate against Daesh, APA reports quoting AA.
01:05 12 August
EU sends 'solidarity' to Turkey after twin PKK attacks
Baku-APA. The European Union showed its support for Turkey following two separate PKK bomb attacks in the country's southeast, an official statement said Thursday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
00:03 12 August
Turkey’s membership is not in question, NATO says
“Turkey is a valued Ally, making substantial contributions to NATO's joint efforts. Our Alliance is committed to collective defence and founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty, human rights and the rule of law. NATO counts on the continued contributions of Turkey and Turkey can count on the solidarity and support of NATO. The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke to the Turkish Foreign Minister on the night of the attempted coup and later with President Erdogan, strongly condemning the attempted coup and reiterating full support for Turkey’s democratic institutions. He expressed support for the elected government of Turkey and respect for the courage of the Turkish people. He also conveyed his condolences for those who had lost their lives during the coup attempt” said the spokesperson.
16:31 10 August
Germany, Netherlands to test joint missile defense operations for possible eastern deployment
Baku-APA. Germany and the Netherlands will in October test joint operations of their Patriot air and missile defense systems in what could be a model for multilateral deployments to Poland or the Baltic states in coming years, a top German general said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
02:56 09 August
Azerbaijani peacekeepers have returned from Afghanistan
Baku – APA. Accrording to the plan and rotation a group of 44 Azerbaijani military servicemen returned to Baku from Afghanistan. The group has been serving in Aghanistan within NATO-led non-combat "Resolute Support" mission launched since January 2015, APA reported.
12:01 07 August
Romanian ambassador visits Gabala and Sheki
Baku. Turbet Baghirova – APA. Ambassador of Romania to Azerbaijan Mr. Daniel Cristian Ciobanu paid working visits to Gabala and Sheki on August 1-3, the embassy told APA.
11:49 04 August
US Secretary of State Kerry to visit Turkey in late August
Baku – APA. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Turkey in late August, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Thursday, more than a month after a failed military coup shook the NATO member state.
11:37 04 August
Turkey coup bid: US army chief visits bombed parliament
Baku-APA. The United States’ top military officer Monday visited Turkey's parliament, in the wake of the deadly July 15 coup attempt which damaged the building, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
23:28 01 August
Turkish police block access to NATO's Incirlik air base
Baku-APA. All inputs and outputs to the Incirlik Air Base located in Adana have been closed, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
07:50 31 July
Clinton says she’ll stand by NATO allies against any Russian threats.
Baku-APA. Hillary Clinton says the U.S. needs a leader who’ll work with allies to keep America safe, APA reports quoting the Washington Post.
07:40 29 July
Russia beefs up military on southwestern flank as NATO approaches
Baku-APA. Russia has strengthened its southwestern flank as NATO builds up its military presence and Ukraine remains unstable, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday in remarks the United States called contrary to efforts to lower tensions, APA reports quoting Reuters.
02:39 28 July
No Turkish military base being created in Azerbaijan – parliament vice-speaker
Baku. Mubariz Aslanov – APA. No Turkish military base is being created on the territory of Azerbaijan, Ziyafat Asgarov, the first vice-speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament, chairman of the parliamentary security, defense and anti-corruption Committee, told APA on Friday.
17:02 22 July
US, NATO and all European countries must support Azerbaijan: opinion
Baku – APA. The United States, NATO and all European countries must support Azerbaijan in this renewed conflict because history dictates that support, reads an article by renowned writer and journalist Raoul Lowery Contreras, which was published by The Daily Caller publication.
13:15 21 July
Ankara seeks new meeting of Turkish, Azerbaijani, Georgian presidents
Baku. Turbat Baghirova – APA. Ankara wants the second meeting of Turkish, Azerbaijani and Georgian presidents to be held in Azerbaijan in the short run, said Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, the local newspaper Yeni Akit reported.
12:05 20 July