Politics

07 April 2008 [13:59]

Date of presidential elections declared in Azerbaijan

Presidential elections in Azerbaijan will be held on October 15.
07 April 2008 [13:48]

European parliament voices concern over deterioration of situation in freedom of speech and human rights in Azerbaijan

In its recent resolution the European parliament voiced concern with the deterioration of situation in freedom of speech and human rights in Azerbaijan.
07 April 2008 [13:25]

Samad Seyidov: “I would not want the imprisonment of journalists but everyone should realize his responsibility”

"I would not want the imprisonment of journalists. I call them to stop hunger strike", Samad Seyidov, chairman of Azerbaijani delegation to the Council of Europe Parliament Assembly said.
07 April 2008 [12:58]

Azerbaijan, US to hold military consultations

Azerbaijan and the United States will hold a conference on planning on bilateral cooperation in the framework of a plan of cooperation in Baku on April 10-11, said the press service for Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry.
07 April 2008 [12:07]

Zeyno Baran: "Even if Armenia recognizes independence of Nagorno Karabakh, none of the countries, including its ally Russia, will support it"

Day.Az interview with Zeyno Baran, head of the programs on Eurasian policy of Hadson Institute (the United States).
07 April 2008 [11:35]

Russia confirms its proposal on joint operation of Qabala radar station in Azerbaijan with United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President George Bush met in Sochi yesterday, APA reports quoting Russian media.
07 April 2008 [11:09]

Azad Isa-zade: "It is immoral and politically incorrect to hold Serzh Sarkissyan's inauguration on the fortieth mourning day of victims of bloody events in Yerevan"

"I think it immoral and politically incorrect to hold Serzh Sarkissyan's inauguration on the fortieth day of mourning over victims of bloody events in Yerevan", said famous psychologist Azad Isa-zade.
07 April 2008 [10:56]

Ziyafet Askerov: "If Azerbaijan receives an appeal, it might raise its peacekeeping contingent in Afghanistan"

In case Azerbaijan receives an appeal, it might raise its peacekeeping contingent in Afghanistan.
07 April 2008 [10:45]

Armenians violate ceasefire in four directions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on April 6 again.
07 April 2008 [10:02]

Professor of Johns Hopkins University: "Imagine that you hired me to paint walls, but I failed to do it for 10 years. The activity of the OSCE Minsk Group is like this"

I think the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries should have taken a neutral position while voting on the resolution, adopted by the UN General Assembly.
07 April 2008 [09:10]

Armenian aggressors destroy houses in Yusifjanli, Merzili and Novruzlu villages of Aghdam region

Armenians destroy the houses in the occupied Yusifjanli, Merzili and Novruzlu villages of Aghdam region and build defense facilities.
05 April 2008 [13:43]

Turkmenistan’s Minister of Defense to arrive in Azerbaijan on April 7

Turkmen defense minister, army general Agageldy Mamedgeldiyev, will be visiting Azerbaijan on April 7.
05 April 2008 [11:51]

Azerbaijan's Consul General in Los Angeles takes part in conference "Peace and Security in Eurasia"

The Monterrey Institute of International Researches of California held a conference on "Peace and Security in Eurasia" with participation of representatives of GUAM member-states.
05 April 2008 [10:57]

Azerbaijan's Party of Civil Development to file claim against Baku city administration

The opposition Party of Civil Development, functioning in Azerbaijan, is preparing due documents to file a claim against the Baku city administration, said party chairman Ali Aliyev.
05 April 2008 [10:48]

Araz Alizade: "Journalists should better write true articles than start hunger strike"

"The protesting journalists should better stop hunger strike", said Araz Alizade, co-chairman of the Social-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan.
05 April 2008 [10:39]

Robert Kocharyan: "There will be no concessions and changes in approaches to Nagorno Karabakh issue"

Azerbaijan is obviously trying to use the domestic political situation in Armenia to influence the negotiation process on Nagorno Karabakh conflict, said working president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan.
05 April 2008 [10:33]

Armenians break ceasefire in four regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on April 4 and 5 again.
05 April 2008 [09:50]

Lithuania supports EU decision to strengthen relations with Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry has released a statement which fixes Lithuania's support of the EU resolution to strengthen relations with Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia in the framework of the European Neighborhood Policy.
05 April 2008 [09:10]

Democratic party calls on Azerbaijani authorities to reject cooperation with OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs

The Democratic Party of Azerbaijan calls on the authorities to reject cooperation with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Day.Az reports with reference to the press service for the party.
05 April 2008 [08:51]

Armenians’ next nonsense: “Ancestors of Talish people were Armenian ethnos”

A book entitled “Talish legends and tales” has been published in Yerevan.
04 April 2008 [18:02]

Organization for Karabakh's Liberation: "We demand from the Azerbaijani authorities to reject talks, held by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs"

"The joint statement, made by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in Bucharest, proves once more that the talks they carry out comply with the interests of only Armenia", reads the statement, released by the Organization for Liberation of Karabakh, Day.Az reports
04 April 2008 [17:35]

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia: "We do not hurry to join NATO"

Azerbaijan does not plan to access NATO as the countries should take into account the interests of neighbors while accessing to the alliance.
04 April 2008 [17:26]

Muasir Musavat party to hold protest in front of US Embassy to Azerbaijan

Muasir Musavat party plans to hold a protest in front of the US Embassy to Azerbaijan on April 9.
04 April 2008 [17:14]

Ali Ahmedov: "I call on the journalists to stop hunger strike as it is harmful for their health"

Everything is done in Azerbaijan to ensure freedom of speech and press.
04 April 2008 [16:51]

Kocharyan reiterates possibility of Nagorno Karabakh's recognition by Armenia

If Baku puts forth efforts to use domestic situation in Armenia in order to realize its goals in the Nagorno Karabakh process, Yerevan will have to toughen its position, Armenia’s President said.
04 April 2008 [16:07]

Mubariz Gurbanly: "After missile defense system is dislocated in Eastern Europe, Russia's proposal on the joint use of Qabala radar station will be removed from the agenda"

I think Russia's proposal on the joint use of Qabala radar station will be removed from the agenda.
04 April 2008 [15:50]

Robert Kocharyan: "Armenia should stiffen approaches in the Karabakh conflict settlement"

"Armenia should stiffen approaches in the Karabakh conflict settlement.
04 April 2008 [15:35]

Consultations between Azerbaijani and Lithuanian Foreign Ministries held in Baku

The Foreign Ministries of Azerbaijan and Lithuania held consultations of external policy planning, press service for Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry told Day.Az.
04 April 2008 [15:11]

Novruz Mamedov: "NATO-Azerbaijan cooperation is successfully developing in all spheres"

NATO-Azerbaijan relations develop not only in the form of bilateral cooperation, but also as Azerbaijan's contribution to securing peace and stability in the world.
04 April 2008 [14:48]

Polad Bul Bul oghlu: "Karabakh will not be surrendered until there is a single Azerbaijani in the world"

Azerbaijan is interested in the peaceful liberation of Karabakh, occupied by Armenia, yet it will never agree to its annexation.
04 April 2008 [13:01]

US Ambassador to Azerbaijan: "Establishment of democracy is impossible without independent media"

"Journalists face problems in Azerbaijan in performing their functions", Anne Derse, US Ambassador to Azerbaijan told journalists, APA reports.
04 April 2008 [12:24]

Araz Alizade: "Application of any technologies during presidential elections is not effective in current conditions"

The Social-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan is not optimistic about application of new political technologies during presidential elections, party chairman Araz Alizade told Day.Az.
04 April 2008 [12:03]

Armenians break ceasefire in four regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on April 4 again.
04 April 2008 [11:41]

Siyavush Novruzov says opposition to gain no more than 1% of votes during presidential elections in Azerbaijan

"The term of election campaign should be reduced from four to two months in Azerbaijan". said Siyavush Novruzov, deputy executive secretary of Yeni Azerbaijan party.
04 April 2008 [11:31]

Fikret Sadykhov: "Nagorno Karabakh regime in Armenia makes use of the unsettled Nagorno Karabakh conflict and this is a hanging matter for it"

"I do not believe that Kocharyan-Sarkissyan's tandem will ever agree to the just resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict", said famous diplomat and political scientist Fikret Sadykhov.
04 April 2008 [11:21]

Co-Chair vote against UN resolution on Karabakh conflict imperils negotiations process

The recent voting on the General Assembly resolution tabled by Azerbaijan has demonstrated Baku’s increasing frustration with the lack of progress in the prolonged peace talks with Armenia within the OSCE Minsk Group format.
04 April 2008 [10:39]

Matthew Bryza: "There is currently no need to change the format of Karabakh conflict resolution"

Matthew Bryza, US co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group for resolution of the Karabakh conflict, said in Bucharest that there is currently no need to change the format of Karabakh conflict resolution, the press service for the government reported.
04 April 2008 [10:20]

Mikhail Saakashvili: "Our success is Azerbaijan’s success and vice versa"

Georgian President noted that he did not believe that Russia prevented integration of Ukraine and Georgia into NATO, APA correspondent from the summit told APA.
04 April 2008 [10:03]

Serzh Sarkissyan: "Armenia is ready for the peaceful resolution of Karabakh conflict in the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group"

Armenia is ready for the peaceful resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict in the framework of OSCE Minsk Group and on basis of the document which is on the negotiation table, said Serzh Sarkissyan, newly elected president of Armenia, in Bucharest.
04 April 2008 [09:51]

Siyavush Novruzov: "Yeni Azerbaijan party is always ready for a dialogue with opposition"

The Yeni Azerbaijan party is always ready to start a dialogue with opposition, Siyavush Novruzov, deputy chairman of the party, told Day.Az.
04 April 2008 [09:09]

Dennis Summut: "It is necessary to improve the Minsk process"

Day.Az interview with Dennis Summut, chief executive of the British NGO Links.
03 April 2008 [17:25]

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs release a statement

The Co-Chairs of OSCE Minsk Group have released a statement today, OSCE Office told APA.
03 April 2008 [16:56]

Ago group visiting Azerbaijan - UPDATED

Ago group is visiting Azerbaijan.
03 April 2008 [16:15]

International conference on political prisoners to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan

A two day international conference on "Protection of political prisoners in Azerbaijan-new criterion" will be held at Crescent Beach Hotel on April 7-8, Novosti-Azerbaijan reports with reference to the Council for Problem of Political Prisoners.
03 April 2008 [16:05]

Muasir Musavat party holds protest in front of French Embassy to Azerbaijan

The Muasir Musavat party has held an action in front of the French Embassy to Azerbaijan.
03 April 2008 [15:49]

Mubariz Ahmedoghlu: "Azerbaijan's WTO accession may cause significant quality change in the history of this alliance"

"If Azerbaijan joins NATO, it will help the alliance establish contacts with China".
03 April 2008 [13:28]

Azerbaijan's Social-Democratic Party to hold session in May

The Social-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan plans to hold a session in May, party chairman Araz Alizade told Day.Az.
03 April 2008 [12:58]

Alekper Mamedov: "We will have a real chance to return the territories, occupied by Armenia, only through developing of relations with the West and Azerbaijan's accession to NATO"

"I am sure that we will have a real chance to return the territories, occupied by Armenia, only through developing of relations with the West and Azerbaijan's accession to NATO".
03 April 2008 [12:30]

Great Creation party says government-allocated office not suitable for normal political activity

The State Committee for State Property Management of Azerbaijan has responded to the appeal of the Great Creation Party regarding the allocation of a space for the political structure.
03 April 2008 [11:46]

Azerbaijan's former health minister and Milli Medjlis deputy start hunger strike

Azadlyg newspaper reporter Mirza Sakit and Azerbaijan's former minister of health Ali Insanov joined the hunger strike initiated by Eynulla Fatullayev, editor-in-chief of Gundelik Azerbaijan newspaper.
03 April 2008 [11:29]

Rasul Guliyev's party to hold Gallup poll to reveal the most worthy candidate for President of Azerbaijan

The Open Society Party will initiate a Gallup poll in April in connection with the coming presidential elections in Azerbaijan.
03 April 2008 [11:18]

Russian Foreign Minister: "Unlike other conflicts in the post-Soviet area, the negotiation process on Nagorno Karabakh problem has never stopped"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov voiced the position of the Ministry as to the situation around Nagorno Karabakh.
03 April 2008 [11:04]

Armenians violate ceasefire in six regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on April 2 and 3 again.
03 April 2008 [10:43]

Azadlyg bloc asks journalists to stop hunger strike

Azadlyg bloc co-chairs visited journalists, who are on hunger strike, yesterday.
02 April 2008 [17:36]

Representatives of OSCE Baku office and Norwegian embassy to Azerbaijan visit starving reporters

Juliani Marcard-Narten, chief of department for democratization, and Richard Scarborough, representative of the Norwegian embassy to Azerbaijan, visited reporters who are on hunger strike.
02 April 2008 [15:59]

Classical Popular Front Party to mark 90th anniversary of Azerbaijan People's Republic

The Classical Popular Front Party will hold a republican session on the 90th anniversary of the Azerbaijan People's Republic, Khazar Teyublu, chief of the steering committee of the party.
02 April 2008 [14:47]

Prosecutor demands to sentence political scientist Rovshan Novruzoghlu to 6 years of imprisonment

The Court of Grave Crimes, presided by judge Alekper Guliyev, held a hearing on the case of Rovshan Novruzoghlu, head of the Center of Combat with International Terrorism and Corruption.
02 April 2008 [13:44]

Representatives of Rasul Guliyev's party visit starving journalists

Representatives of the Open Society Party, functioning in Azerbaijan visited journalists who are on hunger strike, Yagub Abbasov, deputy chairman of the party, told Day.Az.
02 April 2008 [13:09]

President of Azerbaijan leaves for Romania

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev left for Romania today, Day.Az reports with reference to the press service for the President.
02 April 2008 [12:35]

Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan: "Russia will review its attitude towards the countries, willing to join NATO"

"Russia has its own opinion regarding NATO's expansion and does not hide it", said Vasily Istratov, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Russia to Azerbaijan.
02 April 2008 [12:16]

Samed Seidov: "Policy of double standards applied by the Council of Europe is no compliment for either this organization or powers functioning within it"

Day.Az interview with Samed Seidov, chairman of permanent commission of Azerbaijan's Milli Medjlis for international relations and interparliamentary contacts, chairman of the Azerbaijani delegation in PACE.
02 April 2008 [11:55]

Azerbaijan's Party of National Independence to request allocation of site for holding a conference

A session of the political board of Azerbaijan's Party of National Independence was held today.
02 April 2008 [11:34]

Group of friendship with Azerbaijan created in Poland's parliament

A new Azerbaijani-Polish interparliamentary group has been created in the Lower chamber of the Polish Parliament-Seim.
02 April 2008 [11:14]

Armenians break ceasefire in Fizuli, Khojavend and Tovuz

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on April 1 again.
02 April 2008 [10:55]

15 years pass since occupation of Kalbajar by Armenian Armed Forces

15 years pass since the occupation of Kalbajar by Armenian Armed Forces.
02 April 2008 [10:25]

Vice speaker of Estonian Parliament: "Issue of appointment of a special rapporteur on political prisoners can be considered following presidential elections in Azerbaijan"

It is not planned to appoint a special rapporteur on political prisoners of Azerbaijan in the near future.
02 April 2008 [09:38]

Ali Aliyev: "Venice Commission is really concerned about the situation with the Electoral Code of Azerbaijan"

"The recent opinion of the Venice Commission shows that the Electoral Code needs significant changes", said Civil Development Party chairman Ali Aliyev.