Politics

23 August 2005 [10:05]

Rene van Der Linden met with members of “Yeni Siyaset” and “Azadlig” bloc

President of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) Rene van Der Linden met with members of “Yeni Siyaset” Election Bloc Coordination Council Etibar Mammedov, Eldar Namazov and chairmen of parties represented in “Azadlig” bloc Isa Gambar, Ali Karimli and Serdar Jalaloglu yesterday.
23 August 2005 [10:03]

Head of Azerbaijan’s foreign minitry in Moscow

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Mamedyarov left for Moscow on a visit on 22 August.
23 August 2005 [09:59]

Ilham Aliyev received Rene Van Der Linden

The president Ilham Aliyev received the president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Rene Van Der Linden today who is on a visit in our country.
23 August 2005 [09:53]

Ilham Aliyev: “Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan cannot turn to an ‘orange’ revolution”

Future parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan cannot turn to an ‘orange’ revolution, Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani leader said in an interview for Russian Newsweek magazine titled ‘Ilham Aliyev: «The most important – to take a balance».
23 August 2005 [09:42]

International trainings on the European Court started in Baku

The last session of the trainings on the European Court (EC) for lawyers working in the human rights field in Azerbaijan started in Baku today with the support of the Helsinki Committee, “Interrights” Organization and Law Enlightenment Society (LES).
23 August 2005 [09:30]

Rauf Denktash to arrive in Baku on August 28

The minister of foreign affairs of the Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic (NCTR) Sardar Denktash will arrive in Baku on August 28.
23 August 2005 [09:18]

OSCE experts in Baku observe the work of CEC

OSCE two independent experts-Rumen Malayev (Bulgaria) and Berit Lindeman (Norway) are in Baku for two days now.
23 August 2005 [08:58]

Italian Ambassador left Azerbaijan

The Ambassador of Italy Margarita Costa left the country upon accomplishment her diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan on 20 August.
23 August 2005 [08:52]

PACE president being on a visit in Azerbaijan met with law defenders and editors

The president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Rene Van Der Linden being on a visit in our country met with law defenders.
23 August 2005 [08:48]

?mbudsman of Azerbaijan to visit Sweden

The ombudsman of Azerbaijan Elmira Suleymanova will go on a visit to Lund, Sweden, from 22 August till 31 August 2005.
23 August 2005 [08:47]

Ilham Aliyev to pay an official visit to Bulgaria in September

The president Ilham Aliyev will pay an official visit to Bulgaria in September.
23 August 2005 [08:44]

CEC to use assistance on international organisations while compiling list of electors from Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh

While compiling the list of electors from the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh the Central Elections Commission (CEC) of Azerbaijan will use both the ‘pre-conflict’ lists of residents of the region and assistance by the international organizations, Natik Mammadov, the Secretary of the CEC, stated in his televised speech in a local television channel ATV.
20 August 2005 [09:50]

Asim Mollazade: “Visit by PACE chair to Baku serves to establishment of European values in Azerbaijan”

Official visit of the chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to the South Caucasus region will promote the establishment of European values in Azerbaijan and give impetus to the development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the CE, the chairman of the Democratic Party (DRP), Azerbaijani parliamentary representative to the PACE.
20 August 2005 [09:48]

Next stage of authority-opposition dialogue can be held till late August

“Discussions on determination of the date and subject of the next meeting to be held among the authority and opposition parties will be started since the next week”.
20 August 2005 [09:45]

Reno Harnish: “Late issuing of identity cards may cause serious problems on the day of parliamentary elections”

The USA Embassy in Azerbaijan is thoroughly keeping track on the situation with the issuing the identity cards to the population, as the issue may cause serious problems on the day of the country’s elections to the Parliament.
20 August 2005 [09:18]

Ilham Aliyev: “Unlike Armenia, the position of Azerbaijan in the talks process was always unchanged”

“The talks held till now were ineffectual. We know this, at the same time, we still hope. As long as there is hope, the talks will be continued”.
20 August 2005 [09:17]

EUPA rep’s visit program to Baku publicized

The Chairman of the European Union Parliamentary Assembly (EUPA) Rene van der Linden will visit Azerbaijan on 21 August 2005 as part of his tour of the South Caucasus.
20 August 2005 [09:14]

Azeri POWs kept in jail in Yerevan

Ramil Ilyas oglu Hudaverdiyev, an Azerbaijani military, detained in the beginning of August, is kept in a Yerevan temporary jail.
20 August 2005 [09:07]

Ilham Aliyev: “Placing of the USA military bases in Azerbaijan territory is not the matter of discussion”

“Placing of the USA military bases in Azerbaijan is not the matter of discussion”. President Ilham Aliyev said these words in the interview to journalists.
20 August 2005 [08:57]

Ambassador of Azerbaijan in USA Hafiz Pashayev sent letter to members of the USA Congress

The extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Azerbaijan in USA Hafiz Pashayev sent a letter to the members of the USA Congress.
20 August 2005 [08:51]

Heads of countries to discuss eight questions in Kazan summit

The heads of the countries will hold discussions on eight questions and sign several documents in the CIS summit to be held in Kazan on August 26.
20 August 2005 [08:49]

Agreement on cooperation in network security sphere will be signed between Italy and Azerbaijan

An agreement on “Cooperation in the network security sphere” will be signed between Italy and Azerbaijan.
20 August 2005 [08:47]

New ambassador of Poland presented his credentials to Elmar Mammadyarov

Yesterday the new ambassador of Poland Kshishtof Krajewski presented the copy of his credentials to Elmar Mammadyarov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
20 August 2005 [08:46]

Investigation and operational group on Elmar Huseynov murder held investigative actions in Georgia

The investigation and operational group of the Ministry of the National Security (MNS) of Azerbaijan, investigating the assasination of the Monitor magazine editor-in-chief Elmar Huseynov held a number of investigative actions in Georgia.
20 August 2005 [08:44]

USA ambassador in our country visited Gusar

The USA ambassador in our country Reno Harnish being on a visit in the north region of Azerbaijan visited Gusar region yesterday.
20 August 2005 [08:43]

Sabir Rustamhanli: “It is late to cooperate with Azadlig block”

It is late to cooperate with the Azadlig block.
20 August 2005 [08:41]

Reno Harnish: “The USA supports realization of the political processes in Azerbaijan only by means of evolution”

The USA ambassador Reno Harnish held a press-conference today in connection with his visit to the Guba-Khachmaz region.
19 August 2005 [10:34]

1802 persons took signature cards, candidacy of 362 persons registered

1802 citizens took signature cards from the Constituency Election Commission up today for participating in the parliamentary elections.
19 August 2005 [10:32]

Refugees and internally displaced people to vote in 11 constituencies

Refugees and internally displaced people will vote in 11 constituencies in the parliamentary elections.
19 August 2005 [10:13]

Gyultekin Hadjiyeva: “I do not believe global changes to be introduced in report of international crisis group”

«The report of the International Crisis Group (ICG) was actually far from the reality, therefore I am not sure, the document will be entirely unbiased”.
19 August 2005 [10:11]

Visit of PACE president to Southern Caucasus countries started yesterday

The president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Rene Van Der Linden will be on a visit in the Southern Caucasus countries on August 18-23.
19 August 2005 [09:57]

Vidadi Mahmudlu: “Assistance of the international organizations will be used for obtaining elector’s lists from Khankendi”

“The process of forming the Khankendi election constituency # 122 was already completed. Probably, this question will be solved for the last time in the next meeting of CEC”.
19 August 2005 [09:43]

Embassies of countries of European Union in Baku call on all parties to conduct calm election campaign

The embassies of the countries being the members of the European Union (EU) in Baku, declared their positions in connection with the upcoming parliamentary election.
19 August 2005 [08:38]

USA ambassador received heads of organizations of opposition parties in regions in Guba Olympic Complex

The USA ambassador Reno Harnish received the heads of the organizations of the opposition parties in the regions in the Guba Olympic Complex yesterday.
19 August 2005 [08:36]

Ilham Aliyev: “Parliamentary elections will be democratic, transparent”

The parliamentary elections scheduled for 6 November 2005 will be held in democratic and transparent conditions, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in a meeting with public of Gabala district on Thursday in the central part named after Heydar Aliyev.
19 August 2005 [08:29]

Agreement on military partnership signed between Azerbaijan and Latvia

The visit of the minister of defense of Azerbaijan, general-colonel Safar Abiyev to Latvia finished. The visit was realized on invitation of the minister of defense of Latvia Eynars Repsher.
19 August 2005 [08:14]

Special observation mission of European Union not to participate in the elections

“As the countries included in the European Union are also members of OSCE and the Council of Europe, they will be represented in observation missions of these international organizations.
19 August 2005 [08:10]

First candidate from Khankendi election constituency # 122 was member of Musavat Party Isi Baghirov

After the Khankendi election constituency # 122 started its activity, the first candidate from this constituency was the representative of the “Azadlig” bloc, member of the Musavat Party Isi Baghirov.
19 August 2005 [08:02]

Reno Harnish: “I hope some advancement to be achieved in Kazan”

Extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of the USA to Azerbaijan who is on a visit in the north region of Azerbaijan has met with 18 NGO leaders and representatives operating in Guba and Khachmaz region in Guba Olympic complex.
13 August 2005 [11:52]

Traitors should be held accountable to the law

Below-shown is a text of the special Azerbaijani TV cast titled “Matters of Topical Interest”.
09 August 2005 [10:12]

“Yeni Siyaset” bloc defined 10 more candidates

“Yeni Siyaset” bloc defined more 10 candidates to participate in the parliamentary elections.
09 August 2005 [10:07]

Have Tahir Khubanov and Teymuraz Aliyev who are accused of murdering Elmar Huseynov been arrested in Austria?

There is information that Georgian citizens Tahir Khubanov and Teymuraz Aliyev who are accused in the murder of Elmar Huseynov were arrested in Vienna, capital of Austria 10 days ago.
09 August 2005 [10:03]

Rally of “Azadlig” block to take place in late August in Baku

The march-rally of “Azadlig” block will take place in late August or in early September in Baku, the press service of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA).
09 August 2005 [09:53]

List of NAP candidates to be published this week

The list of candidates from he New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) will be published this week.
09 August 2005 [09:51]

New ambassador of Italy to arrive in Baku on 1 September

The ambassador of Italy in Azerbaijan Margarita Costa whose diplomatic plenary powers ends will leave Baku on August 20.
09 August 2005 [09:38]

Authority-opposition dialogue planned to be held in CSP headquarters can be delayed

Next meeting between the authority and opposition parties will be conducted in the headquarters of the Civil Solidarity Party on August 10.
09 August 2005 [09:36]

Members of committee for defense of Ruslan Bashirli’s rights held a news-conference

The committee for defense of rights of Ruslan Bashirli, the chairman of New Thought youth organization held a news-conference on 8 August. Seyid Nuriyev, the deputy chairman of the New Thought, said that there were new facts in regard to the issue.
09 August 2005 [09:34]

Viktor Yushchenko not to visit Baku until September

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko will not visit Baku until September.
09 August 2005 [09:26]

Assistant of Steven Mann Elizabeth Rut: “We see Kazan meeting of Presidents as a real opportunity”

“We are strongly confident that, there is a real opportunity for achieving pace treaty regarding the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and we see Kazan meeting of Presidents as a real opportunity”-Elizabeth Rut-assistant of OSCE Minsk Group American co-chair Steven Mann told the radio “Liberty”.
09 August 2005 [09:16]

Arrested activists of ‘Azadlig’ bloc in Goychay released

The activists of the ‘Azadlig’ elections bloc, arrested during the unsanctioned rally in the Goychay region on August 6, were released, Samid Mammadov.
09 August 2005 [09:09]

Iran calls to solve the Caspian Sea problem by peaceful way

“Iran supports using all opportunities of the coastal countries to accelerate the process of solution of the Caspian Sea problem by peaceful way”.
09 August 2005 [08:38]

Yaap de Hoop Scheffer: “Conflict situation among the neighboring countries makes regional cooperation in the South Caucasus difficult”

“NATO realizes that, the regional cooperation in the south Caucasus is getting difficult due to the conflict situation among the neighboring countries”- NATO Secretary General Yaap de Hoop Scheffer told about it.
08 August 2005 [09:04]

Protest action held in front of PFAP (reformers) building

Around 600 refugees gathered in front of the building of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan Party (reformers - PFAP) at 11:00 am on 6 August and subjected it to the egg casting against the cooperation of Ruslan Bashirli, the chairman of the Youth Organization of New Thought close to PFAP, with the Armenian special service bodies, Trend reports.
08 August 2005 [09:00]

IREX: Law on mass media of Azerbaijan assessed 3,5 points from 4

The Bureau of International Information Programs of the US State Department disseminated text of the fourth annual report of the International Council on Researches and Exchanges (IREX) under the title “Media Sustainability Index 2004: Development of Sustainable Media in Europe and Asia”.
08 August 2005 [08:47]

Agshin Mehdiyev: “Azerbaijan’s authority at council of europe steadily grew”

The position of Azerbaijan at the Council of Europe constantly strengthens, while the authority of the Azerbaijani delegation steadily grows.
06 August 2005 [11:59]

Ali Kerimli: “Actions of Ruslan Bashirli cannot be justified from moral point of view”

Chairman of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), of the reformists wing Ali Kerimli, held a news conference. The ground for his meeting with journalists was the arrest of the Yeni Fikir (New Idea) Youth Organization chairman Ruslan Bashirli.
06 August 2005 [11:57]

Institute of National Democracy denied the allegations made by Ruslan Bashirli

“Institute of National Democracy trains democratic political organizations, supports and contributes to having free and fair election in 50 countries of the world, including Azerbaijan”.
06 August 2005 [11:43]

Next round of authority-opposition dialogue did not take place

The authority parties did not join the next round table of the authority and oppositionist parties planned to be held in the headquarters of the Musavat Party yesterday.
06 August 2005 [11:13]

933 citizens took signature cards from constituency election commissions

933 citizens took signature cards from the constituency election commissions up today for participation in the parliamentary elections.
06 August 2005 [11:09]

Reno Harnish: “USA does not intend to place military bases in Azerbaijan”

“USA does not intend to place military bases in Azerbaijan”.
06 August 2005 [10:09]

Members of Yeni Fikir (New Idea) youth union held news conference

Members of the “New Idea” (Yeni Fikir) Youth Union held a news conference on 5 August at the office of the Azadlig newspaper.
06 August 2005 [10:07]

Azerbaijan-Finland business forum to be held

Business forum will be held with the participation of Azerbaijan-Finland businessmen on 30 September.
06 August 2005 [09:36]

Azerbaijani politicians about actions of Ruslan Bashirli

“Others should also take a lesson from this event being contrary to the national interests of Azerbaijan”.
06 August 2005 [09:27]

Azerbaijan Society of America Applauds Bob Lawrence's letter to the editor of the Washington Post

The Azerbaijan Society of America™ was pleased to note the inclusion of a letter to the editor of The Washington Post newspaper which gave a clear picture of the progress Azerbaijan has made in its election process and in other important areas.
06 August 2005 [09:04]

Steven Mann: “Agreements reached during the talks are not enough for concluding a peace treaty”

“The main subject of the meetings conducted by the foreign affairs minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov in USA was regulation of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict”.
06 August 2005 [08:30]

Elmar Mamedyarov: “Azerbaijan’s foreign policy based on aspiration for integration into European, Euro-Atlantic organizations”

(ITAR-TASS) – The foreign policy of Azerbaijan is based on aspiration for deep integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic organizations, Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated to a meeting at the Carnegie Fund.
06 August 2005 [08:28]

Michael Baranik: “Negotiations on dislocation of military bases in Azerbaijan should be started”

“Military operations are on in Afghanistan and Iraq, the USA militants cannot be withdrawn from the region in order to succeed. In this respect, Azerbaijan turns out to be a very important country for the USA. The USA officials should think about it”.
06 August 2005 [08:17]

Isa Gambar: “The incident investigated by the special service organs of Georgia”

“I do not want to say something definite as the investigation is not completed. The authority also does not have right to call someone an offender till the investigation ends”.
05 August 2005 [09:47]

CEC held workshop-consultation in Lenkeran

Zone workshop-consultation was held in Lenkeran City Culture palace through Central Election Commission (CEC) yesterday.
05 August 2005 [09:45]

Ruslan Bashirli was trying to establish cooperation with Armenians and prepare diversion against Azerbaijan arrested

The chairman of the “New Opinion” Youth Movement was collared as the suspicious person.
05 August 2005 [09:43]

Artur Leng appointed new Ambassador of Israel to Azerbaijan

A diplomat Artur Leng is appointed a new Ambassador of Israel to Azerbaijan, the Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan Eytan Naye accomplishing his diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan told a news conference on 4 August in Baku.
05 August 2005 [09:41]

32 persons being in search arrested along Azeri frontier posts last month

32 persons being in search were arrested in the frontier posts last month.
05 August 2005 [09:38]

?arco Barsotti: “For further development of Azerbaijan’s economy removal of problems is needed”

For the further development of economy of Azerbaijan elimination of a number of problems is needed, this was stated by the UNO Development Program (UNDP) resident-coordinator Marco Barsotti in his speech at the conference, dedicated to the support of the national entrepreneurship.
05 August 2005 [09:36]

Zagatala region organizations of parties included in “Azadlig” bloc to hold rally on August 13

Zagatala region organizations of the parties included in the “Azadlig” bloc are going to hold a rally on August 13.
05 August 2005 [08:53]

Monitoring held in front line

A monitoring was held in the front line of the armies in the territory of Ashaghi Veysalli village of Khojavend region today in accordance with the mandate of the personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office.