18 November 2006 [13:35]

Ahmet Necdet Sezer: "NK conflict should be solved in accordance with principle of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan"

Establishing peace and security as well as increasing cooperation in Eurasia is Turkey's foreign policy priority, Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer said at the eighth Summit of the Heads of Turkish-speaking States in Antalya, Turkey.
18 November 2006 [13:31]

President Aliyev meets Turkish counterpart

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Necdet Sezer in Antalya on the sidelines of the eighth Summit of the Heads of Turkish-speaking States.
18 November 2006 [13:27]

Georgia's new economy minister Okruashvili resigns

Georgia's economic development minister, Irakli Okruashvili has reportedly resigned, just one week after he was named to the post by President Mikheil Saakashvili on November 17, officials have confirmed.
18 November 2006 [13:22]

Azeri FM signals 'better understanding' after Brussels talks

Azerbaijan's foreign minister, who met his Armenian counterpart this week, announced that the Brussels meeting had helped the Armenian and Azeri sides 'to start to understand more clearly' the principles on which they didn't reach agreement.
18 November 2006 [13:18]

President Aliyev to visit UAE

President Ilham Aliyev will pay an official visit to the United Arab Emirates Nov.20.
18 November 2006 [13:17]

Uzbekistan absent at Antalya Summit due to Declaration

Uzbekistan did not take part in the Summit of Turkish Speaking States because it was not satisfied with Antalya Declaration.
18 November 2006 [13:15]

Kocharian urges establishment of diplomatic ties with Turkey

Armenian President Robert Kocharian stated late Thursday that Turkey, as a candidate for for European Union membership, should follow a "different approach" on the issue of establishing diplomatic relations with Yerevan.
18 November 2006 [13:12]

President Aliyev meets Kyrgyz counterpart

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who is in Antalya, Turkey, to participate in the eighth Summit of the Heads of Turkish-speaking States, met with President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev.
18 November 2006 [13:00]

Iran denies German report on secret nuke fund

The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Berlin categorically denied a recent report in the weekly Der Spiegel news magazine which alleged that Tehran had a secret fund to finance its nuclear activities.
18 November 2006 [12:51]

Abdullah Gul: "Brotherhood feelings turn into deep cooperation projects"

"The Summit of Turkish Speaking Countries' heads is a great event," Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul told.
17 November 2006 [19:41]

Senior Armenian Karabakh war veterans call for civil disobedience in Armenia

A group of Karabakh war veterans have released a written statement calling on Armenians to resort to civil disobedience in order to bring about a change of government.
17 November 2006 [19:28]

Chamber judgments concerning Azerbaijan

The European Court of Human Rights has today notified in writing the following 18 Chamber judgments, none of which are final.1
17 November 2006 [19:14]

Azeri Ambassador to Austria visits Klagenfurt

Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Austria Fuad Ismayilov visited Klagenfurt, capital of the state of Carinthia, press service of Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry said.
17 November 2006 [19:10]

Azeri Omb to attend office of UNHCHR

Human Rights Commissioner of Azerbaijan Mrs. Elmira Suleymanova will participate in the round table on the role of human rights institutions in the United Nations' organizations due to be held in the German capital, Berlin, November 23-24, press service of Azerbaijan’s Ombudsman Office said.
17 November 2006 [19:08]

Azeri envoy meets Indonesian official

Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Indonesia Ibrahim Hajiyev met with Indonesian alumni of the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, press service of the Embassy said.
17 November 2006 [19:00]

Aliyev, Nazarbayev meet in Antalya

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev and Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev have today met within the Summit of Turkish Speaking Countries.
17 November 2006 [18:55]

Ganimat Zahidov: "We reject proposals of State Committee"

The nine-day hunger strike against the lawsuit against Azadliq newspaper for its premises is ongoing.
17 November 2006 [18:46]

Matt Bryza met with Georgian PM

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matt Bryza met with Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli at the State Chancellery today, discussing the energy situation and the problem of Georgian-Russian relations, including Georgia's conflict regions.
17 November 2006 [18:45]

US embassy holds roundtable on US elections and election policy

A roundtable, organized by the US embassy in Baku, was addressed by us embassy political officer Joan Polaschik, IFES Azerbaijan Director Dan Blessington, US lawyer Daniel Matthews, MDI Azerbaijan director Eymi Schultz.
17 November 2006 [18:44]

Kocharian: "Formula for Kosovo conflict settlement can be applied to Nagorno Karabakh"

"An aspirant to the EU, Turkey should pursue a more positive policy in the region.
17 November 2006 [15:13]

Nation celebrates Revival Day

On November 17 Azeris celebrate National Revival Day.
17 November 2006 [11:36]

Turkey's EU negotiator Babacan put through "security shock"; Denmark apologizes

Turkey's State Minister and Chief EU Negotiator Ali Babacan, who arrived with his delegation in the Danish capital Copenhagen on what was the last stop of a 4 day tour of EU countries, was met by police at the Danish airport who attempted to search Babacan himself.
17 November 2006 [02:18]

Iran sanctions negotiations stall at U.N.

Deep divisions between Western nations and Russia have stalled talks on a draft U.N. resolution imposing sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Wednesday.
17 November 2006 [02:14]

France says no word from Turkey on military freeze

France said on Thursday it had received no word from Turkey on Ankara's suspension of bilateral military ties, the latest step in a row over whether Armenians suffered genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks.
17 November 2006 [02:10]

Prosecutor General meets U.S. Ambassador

Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov met November 15 with U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne Derse, according to the press-service of Azerbaijan General Prosecutor's Office.
17 November 2006 [02:04]

Azerbaijan enhance cooperation with International Union of Latin Notaries

A delegation of Azerbaijan Ministry of Justice headed by Deputy Minister Togrul Musayev, for the fist time ever participated in the General Meeting and the meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Union of Latin Notaries, took place on November 5-10 in the Uruguayan city of Punta del Este.
17 November 2006 [02:00]

CE Committee against tortures criticized Armenia

CE Committee against tortures criticized Armenia in their accounts.
17 November 2006 [01:57]

Turkish FM denies allegations on concessions from Cyprus

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul on Tuesday denied allegations that Turkey made concessions from Cyprus.
17 November 2006 [01:55]

Patrick Devechiyan: "We should have thought about protection after Bozqurds attack"

"Because of harming the freedom of speech I was against of this law a year before. But I change my mind after Turkish patriots' actions in Lion. Bozgurds did it.
17 November 2006 [01:53]

Iran VP resigns over differences with Ahmadinejad

Iran's vice-president resigned over differences with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad following the president's decision to promote federalism in Iran.
17 November 2006 [01:52]

Baku Police Chief: "Unsanctioned pickets to be prevented"

"Unsanctioned pickets of any organization will be prevented.
17 November 2006 [01:40]

Bryza: "There are many reasons for soonest peaceful settlement in Karabakh conflict"

OSCE Minsk Group U.S. Co-Chair, Ambassador Matthew Bryza stated that the Co-Chairs will continue to work relentlessly to bring the two sides closer to peace, regardless of the domestic political situation in either country.
17 November 2006 [01:34]

'Caucasian Four' group discusses acute problems behind close doors

Parliamentary speakers of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia - countries of the 'Caucasian Four' Group – have discussed pressing problems in the Caucasus behind close doors.
17 November 2006 [01:32]

Russia starts early garrison withdrawal from Georgian capital

Russia has started withdrawing its Soviet-era garrison from Georgia's capital, ahead of schedule.
17 November 2006 [01:30]

Azeri, Armenian President expected to meet in Minsk

A meeting between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan will take place on November 28, in Minsk, on the sidelines of the summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
17 November 2006 [01:27]

David Garaji Monastery Problem discussed in Georgia parliament

The problem of David Garaji Monastery situated in uncoordinated territory of Azerbaijan-Georgia borders was discussed in the closed sitting of the committee on education, science and sport of Georgia Parliament.
16 November 2006 [22:21]

Oskanian presents details of his Brussels meetings

Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian spoke of 'some little progress' made at the Armenian-Azeri ministerial talks in Brussels earlier this week, but said the "moderate expectations" from the meeting with his Azeri counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov were not fully met.
16 November 2006 [22:14]

NATO Chief calls for resolution of 'frozen' post-Soviet conflicts

NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and Romania's President Traian Basescu today said that the Western military alliance would be able, if requested, to take up additional tasks, such as boosting energy security for member states.
16 November 2006 [16:23]

Israeli parliamentarians to visit Azerbaijan

Two Israeli parliamentarians will visit Azerbaijan November 20-23.
16 November 2006 [16:02]

President Ilham Aliyev goes to Turkey to participate in Turkic Summit

Tomorrow the Summit of Turkish Countries will be held in Antaliya.
16 November 2006 [15:38]

Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika to visit Azerbaijan'

Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika will come to Azerbaijan on November 29.
16 November 2006 [14:56]

Andranik Markaryan: "Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharian's meeting may be a step forward in the settlement of the conflict"

"The meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents may be a step forward in the settlement of the conflict," Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Markaryan told journalists.
16 November 2006 [13:47]

Balochis and Azeris rally in London against Iran's executions

Balochi and Azeri groups have united behind the campaign for a halt in Iran's campaign of executions and ethnic cleansing against Ahwazis.
16 November 2006 [13:40]

Asadov meets German delegation

On November 15, Chairman of Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov has met with the visiting state secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife Management and Safety of Nuclear Reactors of Germany, the deputy of parliament Mrs. Astrid Kluge and the delegation.
16 November 2006 [11:39]

President Aliyev receives Saudi Arabia's official

On November 15, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received Suliman Al-Humaid, a Chairman of Saudi Arabia's General Organization for Social Insurance.
16 November 2006 [11:37]

NATO Defence and Security Committee confirms fact of Armenian occupation

As reported, since November 11, the first vice-speaker of Milli Majlis, the head of delegation of Azerbaijan in NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) Ziyafet Askarov and a member of the safety and defense standing committee of the Parliament, Siyavush Novruzov have been on a visit in the Canadian city of Quebec for participation in 52nd annual session NATO PA.
16 November 2006 [11:31]

President Aliyev presented with Michael Zukkov Foundation prize

President Ilham Aliyev November 15 was presented with the Germany's Michael Zukkov Foundation prize for his activities towards protection of nature in Azerbaijan.
16 November 2006 [11:26]

Reporters Without Borders support journalists and opposition representatives on hunger strike in Azerbaijan

Reporters Without Borders has voiced its full support for those staging a hunger strike in Azerbaijan "to protest against the government's undeclared war on the free press." Members of the Azadlig ("Freedom") opposition block began the protest on 20 October 2006. They were joined by the editors of independent media on 9 November.
16 November 2006 [11:19]

OSCE says media freedom declining in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's independent media face violence, pressure and a worsening climate, international observers warned Wednesday, as a popular opposition paper in the Caspian Sea nation faces eviction from its editorial offices.
15 November 2006 [17:49]

Armenian FM says rapprochement seen in Brussels

Speaking to Radio Liberty, Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian said he had "moderate expectations" from his meeting with Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
15 November 2006 [17:45]

OSCE member states embassies representatives in Baku visited journalists on hunger strike

The representatives of the OSCE member states' embassies visited the journalists on hunger strike in the Azadliq office.
15 November 2006 [17:23]

President Aliyev receives German delegation

On November 15, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the delegation of the Federative Republic of Germany led by Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Mrs. Astrid Klug.
15 November 2006 [16:39]

Referendum in South Ossetia region not recognized and unproductive, OSCE Chairman says

The OSCE does not recognize and does not acknowledge the outcomes of the referendum or any of the electoral activity in the South Ossetia region on 12 November, the Organization's Chairman-in-Office, Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht, said on Wednesday.
15 November 2006 [16:36]

OSCE monitors troops' contact line

15 November 2006 [16:33]

National Security Minister meets Lithuanian counterpart

Azerbaijan's Minister of National Security Lieutenant-General Eldar Mahmudov met with visiting Director General of Lithuania's State Security Department Arvydas Pocius and his accompanying delegation, press service of the Ministry said.
15 November 2006 [16:21]

Torkunov: "Russia admits principles of self-determination of nations and territorial integrity"

On Wednesday, the rector of Moscow State International Relations Institute Anatoli Torkunov lectured Azerbaijani diplomats on the aspects of Russian foreign policy and answered their questions.
15 November 2006 [15:29]

U.N. sleuths find plutonium at Iran atom site

U.N. inspectors have found traces of plutonium, of possible use in atom bombs, at an Iranian nuclear waste site as Tehran pursues a nuclear program despite the risk of sanctions, an IAEA report said on Tuesday.
15 November 2006 [15:26]

Bush, Putin to discuss Iran in airport talks

Iran's nuclear ambitions will figure in talks on Wednesday between President Bush and Russia's Vladimir Putin that follow a visit to Moscow by a top Iranian official, the Kremlin said.
15 November 2006 [15:24]

Solana Says Membership For Caucasus 'A Different Story'

The EU has signed European Neighborhood Policy action plans with Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Brussels will give these South Caucasus countries access to the EU market in return for commitment to political and economic reform.
15 November 2006 [14:59]

Turkey to appeal to the International Court concerning the so-called Armenian genocide

"Turkey may appeal to the International court concerning the so-called Armenian genocide," Turkish Prime Minister Abdullah Gul announced during the discussions of draft state budget for 2007 in the Turkish Parliament former diplomat, Shukru Elekdag made a new proposal to prevent international recognition of Armenians' genocide claims."
15 November 2006 [14:54]

Baku reports progress in Karabakh talks

Azerbaijan has welcomed Azeri-Armenian talks on the Karabakh settlement held in Brussels on Tuesday, Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry spokesman Tahir Tagizadeh told the press.
15 November 2006 [14:12]

Prime Minisiter meets Saudi Arabia's official

Azerbaijan's Prime Minister Artur Rasizade met November 14 with visiting chairman of Saudi Arabia's General Organization for Social Insurance Suliman Al-Humaid and his accompanying delegation, press service of Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers said.
15 November 2006 [14:10]

MPs to visit San Marino

The Azerbaijani parliamentarians led by Samad Seyidov, chairman of the standing commission on international relations and inter-parliamentary ties, head of the permanent delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, will partake in the PACE Standing Committee's meeting in San Marino on November 17, press service of the Milli Majlis (the Parliament of Azerbaijan) said.
15 November 2006 [14:09]

MPs to attend OSCE PA's autumn meetings

The delegation of Azerbaijan's Parliament led by its first deputy chairwoman Bahar Muradova will visit Malta's capital, La Valletta, from 15 to 23 November, to attend the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Autumn Meetings, press service of the Milli Majlis (the Parliament of Azerbaijan) said.
15 November 2006 [14:07]

Asadov meets Saudi Arabia's official

Chairman of the Milli Majlis (the Parliament of Azerbaijan) Oqtay Asadov met November 14 with visiting chairman of Saudi Arabia's General Organization for Social Insurance Suliman Al-Humaid and his accompanying delegation, press service of the Parliament said.
15 November 2006 [14:04]

Belarussian Ambassador visits Ganja

Ambassador of Belarus to Azerbaijan Nikolay Patskevich visited Ganja province where he laid a wreath at the monument to nationwide leader Heydar Aliyev first.
15 November 2006 [14:02]

President Aliyev meets MGIMO head

On November 14, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev welcomed to the Presidential palace Prof. Anatoli Torkunov, Rector of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).
15 November 2006 [13:59]

Russian Navy marking Day of Caspian Flotilla

November 15 is one of the memorial dates for the Russian Navy -- the Day of the Caspian Flotilla.
15 November 2006 [13:44]

Armenians violated ceasefire again

Today beginning from 08.25 the divisions of Armenian Armed Forces from their positions in the occupied village of Aghdam Bash Gervend fired at the opposite positions of Azerbaijani Armed Forces for 15 minutes.
15 November 2006 [13:33]

CE Human Rights Committee concerned over human rights in Azerbaijan

CE Human Rights Committee held an assembly on the theme "Protection of human rights defenders in Europe."
15 November 2006 [13:28]

Top diplomats from Armenia, Azerbaijan meet in Brussels for talks on disputed territory

The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met in Brussels Tuesday for talks aimed at resolving the long-running conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia's Foreign Ministry said.
15 November 2006 [12:13]

Next round of talks between Elmar Mammadyarov and Vardan Oskanyan in Brussels

The next round of talks between Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers Elmar Mammadyarov and Vardan Oskanyan began.
15 November 2006 [11:31]

Vise-Speaker of Greek Parliament: "I have never met Foreign Minister of unrecognized Nagorno Karabakh Republic"

The vise-speaker of Greek Parliament Georgi Surlas made statement about his meeting with Georgi Petrosyan, the Foreign Minister of unrecognized Nagorno Karabakh Republic.