Politics

25 August 2008 [14:22]

Fazail Aghamaly: "Talks about a new coalition of the Azerbaijani opposition create big doubts"

"The idea of cooperation between Azerbaijani opposition within a new coalition will not be effective", said Ana Veten party chairman, MP Fazail Aghamaly.
25 August 2008 [13:50]

Armenia bans operation of Western Union on its territory

The Board of the Central Bank (CB) of Armenia decided today to forbid all the banks on the territory of Armenia to participate in the international Western Union money transfer system.
25 August 2008 [13:10]

President of Azerbaijan receives US senator Richard Lugar

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by member of the committee on external ties of the US Senate, senator Richard Lugar, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
25 August 2008 [12:35]

Khazar Ibrahim: "Azerbaijan will continue transportation of its energy sources via Georgia"

Azerbaijan will further continue implementing its projects and transporting its energy sources via Georgia", said spokesman for Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry Khazar Ibrahim, according to Novosti-Azerbaijan.
25 August 2008 [12:10]

New chairman of National-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan elected

The National-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan held an urgent session, according to representative of the political council of the party Oqtay Halilov.
25 August 2008 [11:30]

Qudrat Hasanquliyev: "I regard Ilham Aliyev as the only rival in the presidential elections"

"Participation in presidential elections is a right of each political party and a citizen", said chairman of the United Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan Qudrat Hasanquliyev, who nominated his candidacy for presidential elections.
25 August 2008 [10:32]

Armenians violate ceasefire in four regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 24 and 25.
25 August 2008 [09:43]

Chairman of National-Republican Party of Turkey Deniz Baikal: "The visit of the Turkish President to Armenia should not upset our Azerbaijani brothers"

Chairman of opposition Turkish National-Republican Party Deniz Baikal commented on the upcoming visit of country's president Abdullah Gul to Armenia, reports Day.Az.
25 August 2008 [09:26]

Serzh Sargsyan: "Armenia is ready to restore relations with Turkey without any provisions"

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan considers that it is time to restore relations between Yerevan and Ankara.
25 August 2008 [09:18]

Potential presidential candidate Mais Gulaliyev collects 37,000 signatures

The Green Party of Azerbaijan is holding a successful campaign of collecting signatures among population, said party chairman Mais Gulaliyev.
25 August 2008 [09:09]

Matthew Bryza: "Russia has never set a task of causing damage to the BTC pipeline"

Russia has never set a task of causing damage to the BTC pipeline, states assistant US secretary of state Matthew Bryza.
23 August 2008 [13:51]

Number of potential presidential candidates reaches 18 in Azerbaijan

The number of potential presidential candidates has reached 18, according to chairman of the Central Election Commission Mazahir Panakhov.
23 August 2008 [13:32]

Youth of Turkey call for opening border with Armenia

The democratic youth movement of Turkey "Young Civilians" has called on authorities to open Turkey's border with Armenia for 24 hours on Sept 6 in connection with the Armenia-Turkey FIFA 2010 qualification match in Yerevan, reports Today's Zaman.
23 August 2008 [11:37]

Azerbaijani opposition parties may take steps to organize protests in the center of Baku

"The talks on creation of a single Azerbaijani coalition currently continue", said deputy chairman of the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party Hasan Kerimov.
23 August 2008 [11:24]

Armenian expert Gagik Arutyunyan: "If there is a threat of armed conflict to Nagorno Karabakh, Armenia will immediately sign a treaty of alliance"

The legal recognition of Nagorno Karabakh's independence by Armenia is possible any time and if it does not occur, there are probably definite grounds, said head of the Noravank scientific research center Gagik Arutyunyan.
23 August 2008 [10:45]

"Forcing Azerbaijan to peace" by Armenia and Russia

August of 2008 may enter the history of Azerbaijan as a period of determination of our country's fate, as there is a real threat to its territorial integrity.
23 August 2008 [10:22]

Center of Democratic Election not to stop activity before presidential elections

"The Center of Democratic Election is a consultative structure, aimed to coordinate the opposition's actions", said chairman of the Classical Popular Front of Azerbaijan Mirmahmood Miralioghlu.
23 August 2008 [10:03]

Armenians violate ceasefire in three regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 22 and 23.
23 August 2008 [09:44]

Ambassadors of seven countries, accredited in Azerbaijan, to visit Geygel region

A group of ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary of seven countries in Azerbaijan, including the ambassadors of Romania, Turkey, Germany, Greece and others, will visit Geygel region today, said deputy chief of executive powers of the region Turani Aliyev.
23 August 2008 [09:26]

Sabir Rustamkhanly: "Nobody knows how to settle the Karabakh problem better than Russia"

"The limit for the peaceful resolution of the Karabakh problem is exhausted", said chairman of the Civil Solidarity Party, MP Sabir Rustamkhanly.
22 August 2008 [16:01]

Alexander Iskandaryan: "Karabakh is not South Ossetia"

Day.Az interview with famous Armenian political scientist Alexander Iskandaryan.
22 August 2008 [15:34]

Arif Hajili: "Powers do not want a dialogue with Azerbaijani opposition"

"Azerbaijani powers should face the dilemma to initiate a dialogue with opposition", said head of the central office of the Musavat party Arif Hajili, commenting on possible holding of a dialogue.
22 August 2008 [15:03]

Gia Khukhashvili: "Since the first day of the conflict Azerbaijan has supported Georgia more than any other country"

"Since the first day of the conflict Azerbaijan has supported Georgia more than any other country", said independent Georgian expert Gia Khukhashvili.
22 August 2008 [14:40]

President of Azerbaijan visiting Khizi, Azerbaijan - UPDATED

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev is visiting Khizi, Azerbaijan.
22 August 2008 [13:12]

Leader of Armenian Democratic Party: "Conflict in South Ossetia will help Armenia present its position on Nagorno Karabakh to the world society"

The conflict in South Ossetia will help Armenia to present its clear position on the Nagorno Karabakh issue to the world society, considers leader of Armenian Democratic Party Aram Sargsyan.
22 August 2008 [11:47]

Fazil Qazanfaroghlu to introduce changes to electoral platform to be used during presidential elections

Fazil Qazanfaroghlu, chairman of the Great Creation party and deputy of Azerbaijani parliament appealed to the Central Election Commission for signature lists, said Fazil Qazanfaroghlu, who nominated his candidacy for presidency in Azerbaijan.
22 August 2008 [10:54]

Serzh Sarsyan: "Problems of national self-determination must be solved on the basis of people's free will"

Problems of national self-determination must be solved on the basis of people's free will, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan said while receiving the defense ministers and the secretary general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
22 August 2008 [09:56]

Armenians violate ceasefire in four regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 21 and 22.
22 August 2008 [09:47]

People's Socialist Party of Azerbaijan holds zonal sessions

People's Socialist party of Azerbaijan is holding zonal sessions in the regions due to conduction of a session, said party chairman Rovshan Huseynov.
22 August 2008 [09:17]

Potential candidate for presidency Hafiz Hajiyev collects 80% of voters signatures

The Muasir Musavat party is holding a successful campaign on collecting signatures among population, said Hafiz Hajiyev, chairman of the party, who nominated his candidacy for presidency in Azerbaijan.
22 August 2008 [08:59]

Armenian Defense Minister: "Azerbaijan demonstrates no revanchist intentions due to events in South Ossetia"

Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan announced that he sees no revanchist intentions from the side of Azerbaijan in connection with the events in South Ossetia.
21 August 2008 [16:02]

Leader of Armenian Democratic Party: "We can not hold talks with Azerbaijan on the status of "Nagorno Karabakh Republic", as this issue should be settled by results of referendum"

In the process of the Georgian-Russian conflict Armenia should take a stance, which will not damage its national security, said chairman of the Democratic Party of Armenia Aram Sargsyan.
21 August 2008 [13:45]

Fazil Qazanfaroghlu nominates his candidacy for presidential elections of Azerbaijan

The Great Creation Party held an urgent session to reconsider the issue of participation of the political structure in the presidential elections, said party chairman MP Fazil Qazanfaroghlu.
21 August 2008 [12:51]

16 carriages load of oil and oil products standing idle on Azerbaijani-Georgian border

Georgian side has not notified the Azerbaijani Railway Company about the terms of resumption of cargo transportation to the Black Sea ports of Georgia, reports Interfax-Azerbaijan with reference to the press service for the Azerbaijan State Railway Company.
21 August 2008 [12:20]

Romanian President ends his visit to Baku, Azerbaijan - UPDATED

President of Romania Troyan Basescu ended his visit to Baku on August 21, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
21 August 2008 [12:04]

Council of Europe hopes that the upcoming presidential elections will become a step forward in the democratic development of Azerbaijan

The next presidential elections will become a step forward towards the further development of democracy in Azerbaijan, said special representative of the CE Secretary General in Azerbaijan Veronika Kotek, according to Novosti-Azerbaijan.
21 August 2008 [11:49]

Qudrat Hasanquliyev: "The coalition of Azerbaijani opposition has no prospects"

"The idea of creating a single coalition by Azerbaijani opposition is not successful", said chairman of the United Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan, Qudrat Hasanquliyev, who nominated his candidacy for presidential elections.
21 August 2008 [10:20]

Romanian president arrives in Azerbaijan

Romanian President Trayan Basesku has arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan today, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTac.
21 August 2008 [10:07]

Armenians violate ceasefire in eight regions

Armenian armed forces locating in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan violated ceasefire on August 20 and 21.
21 August 2008 [09:41]

Turkish Premier: "Caucasus Peace and Cooperation Platform can contribute to peace and security in the region"

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a joint statement.
21 August 2008 [09:14]

List of media outlets to carry out free propaganda of presidential candidates in Azerbaijan made public

The list of the media outlets that will carry out free propaganda of the presidential candidates has been determined.
21 August 2008 [09:06]

President of Azerbaijan meets Turkish Premier

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in private in Baku.
21 August 2008 [08:59]

Ilham Aliyev: "Georgia and Russia are Azerbaijan’s friends. We want our friends to be friends too"

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has taken a stance on the developments in Georgia, APA reports.
20 August 2008 [17:20]

Armenian Foreign Ministry welcomes talks with Turkey

The Armenian Foreign Ministry has welcomed the announcement of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the intention to launch talks between the two countries.
20 August 2008 [16:48]

Turkish Prime Minister arrives in Baku

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in the Azerbaijani capital today, reports Day.Az with reference to AzerTag.
20 August 2008 [16:42]

Isa Qambar receives French ambassador to Azerbaijan

Leader of Musavat party Isa Qambar received French ambassador to Azerbaijan Gabriel Keller, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
20 August 2008 [16:27]

Qulamhuseyn Alibeyli to take part in presidential elections in Azerbaijan

Qulamhuseyn Alibeyli is launching a campaign on collecting signatures among the population, needed for registration of a candidate in the Central Election Commission, said Qulamhuseyn Alibeyli personally.
20 August 2008 [16:14]

Armenian Environmental Protection Minister accuses Azerbaijan of rejecting to cooperate with Armenia

"Azerbaijan still rejects cooperating with Armenia in the ecology sphere", said Armenian Minister of Environmental Protection Aram Arutyunyan.
20 August 2008 [15:53]

Turkish Prime Minister: "I will discuss creation of the platform of peace and cooperation in the Caucasus region with the leadership of Azerbaijan"

Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babajan will meet and discuss creation of a new platform of security in the Caucasus with the Foreign Minister of Russia and then hold discussions with Armenia, said Prime Minister of Turkey Tayip Erdogan, according to Turkish Daily News.
20 August 2008 [15:19]

Sardar Jalaloghlu: "Azerbaijani opposition parties have chosen a wrong position in creating a new coalition"

"No political structure has appealed to the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan regarding creation of a large coalition", said party chairman Sardar Jalaloghlu.
20 August 2008 [12:33]

Mirmahmood Miralioghlu: "The issue of holding a dialogue between Azerbaijani powers and opposition is always urgent"

"In current conditions the issue of holding a dialogue between Azerbaijani powers and opposition", said Mirmahmood Miralioghlu.
20 August 2008 [11:08]

Zardusht Alizade: "Erdogan's initiative on Caucasus security union is primordially unsuccessful"

Day.Az interview with Azerbaijani political scientist Zardusht Alizade.
20 August 2008 [10:45]

Romanian President to visit Azerbaijan

Romanian President Traian Basescu will soon visit Azerbaijan.
20 August 2008 [10:01]

Armenian variant for Georgia

20 August 2008 [09:12]

Wahhabists in Zagatala and Balaken interrogated in connection with explosion in Abu Bekir mosque - UPDATED

A special operation against Vahhabis was held in Zagatala region, said a source from the regional police office, APA reports.
19 August 2008 [17:25]

Azerbaijan Umid Party completes campaign on collecting signatures for registration of presidential candidate

Azerbaijan Umid party has successfully completed a campaign on collection of signatures for registration of a presidential candidate in the Central Election Commission, said deputy chairman of the party Enver Aghazade.
19 August 2008 [16:54]

Armenians commit arson in occupied territories of Azerbaijan’s Terter Region

The units of the Armenian armed forces continue to commit arsons in the occupied Azerbaijani territories.
19 August 2008 [16:12]

Azerbaijan gives Armenian citizen back

Azerbaijan returned Armenian citizen Grant Samvelovich Gabrielyan, detained in the Azerbaijani territory by Azerbaijani servicemen, to Armenia, reports a source from the Azerbaijan State Commission on hostages, captives and missing people.
19 August 2008 [16:01]

Andres Herkel: "Azerbaijan should eliminate all the shortcomings and improve the election situation"

The CE observation mission to monitor presidential elections in Azerbaijan will arrive in Baku on September 16.
19 August 2008 [15:55]

Social-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan not to take part in presidential elections

Due to the absence of financial means, the Social-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan will not take part in the presidential elections, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.
19 August 2008 [14:48]

President of Azerbaijan receives Egyptian ambassador to Azerbaijan

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received ambassador of Egypt to our country Yusif Ahmed Ibrahim El Sharkavi due to completion of his diplomatic mission, reports Day.Az with reference to the official website of the Azerbaijani President.
19 August 2008 [14:22]

President of Azerbaijan to attend opening ceremony of national exhibition of Azerbaijani goods

The National Exhibition of Azerbaijan will be held at the sport and concert complex named after Heydar Aliyev in Baku from September 2 until September 6.
19 August 2008 [13:00]

Walter Swimmer: "This is an old rule of democracy: "If you boycott elections, you will probably get an undesired result for you"

Day.Az interview with Walter Swimmer, chairman of the International Coordination Committee of the world public forum "Dialogue of civilizations", former secretary general of the Council of Europe.
19 August 2008 [12:49]

Potential presidential candidate Hafiz Hajiyev faces obstacles in signature collection

Potential presidential candidate and chairman of the Muasir Musavat party Hafiz Hajiyev faced problems in collecting signatures, reports Day.Az with reference to the press service for the party.