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Digest of Azerbaijani Media for November 1-14
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Destruction of Azerbaijani monuments in occupied territories by Armenia debated at UNESCO [ENG]
The article says that Azerbaijan’s Permanent Representative to UNESCO Eleonora Huseynova drew attention to the ongoing Armenian occupation of the originally Azerbaijani lands at the 36th session of UNESCO General Conference held on Oct. 29 in Paris. During the conference she stressed that this occupation led to the destruction of historical and cultural monuments of Azerbaijan, transformation of the occupied lands in the uncontrolled territory to engage in the illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and human organs.
Azerbaijani FM: Yerevan tries to prove situation in Armenian Army better than it is [ENG]
The article says that Armenia was offended by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s speech, which described the current position of the Armenian Army andthat right now Armenia seeks justification in an effort to prove that the situation in the Armenian Army is better than it is, the article reiterates.
Co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group reported their one-year efforts to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict [AZE]
The article says that Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group presented their annual report of activities to the Permanent Council of the OSCE summarizing their efforts to mediate the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Co-Chairs noted that in the past year they visited the region eight times and held fourteen separate meetings in various locations with Azerbaijani President Aliyev and Armenian President Sargsian. The Co-Chairs also crossed the Line of Contact by foot four times in the past fourteen months, demonstrating that the Line is not a permanent barrier between peoples of the region and that military coordination in implementing the ceasefire is possible when all the sides are willing. Moreover, the article says that the Co-Chairs plan to travel to the region again at the end of this month.
Azerbaijani Army officer killed [ENG]
The article says that a 25-year-old officer of the Azerbaijani Army was killed as a result of ceasefire violation by the Armenian Armed Forces.
U.S. does not provide expected support to Azerbaijan in Karabakh conflict [ENG]
Trend interviewed Mubariz Ahmedoglu, Director of the Center for Political Innovation and Technology. The political scientist says that the U.S. does not provide the expected support to Azerbaijan on this settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict , as now Armenia is of more importance to the country.
Egyptian company ceases cooperation in Azerbaijan’s occupied territory [ENG]
The article says that Egyptian mobile phone company Mobinil has suspended its cooperation with the Karabakh Telecom mobile operator, which functions in Azerbaijan’s occupied territories. After this cooperation was revealed, the Azerbaijani Embassy in Egypt sent a letter to the Egyptian government, which directly after announced the cooperation had ended.
OSCE to monitor contact line between Azerbaijani, Armenian armies [ENG]
According to the article, monitoring will be held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces near the Orta Garvand village in the Agdam region on Nov.4, under the mandate of the OSCE chairman.
OSCE committed to strengthening work on Karabakh conflict settlement [ENG]
In the article, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Petros Efthymiou addresses to the Permanent Council of the OSCE saying that the discussions with the Co-Chairs of the Minsk Group and the CiO’s Special Representative on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict dealt with by it last month in Dubrovnik are indicative of the commitment to strengthen the OSCE’s work on conflict resolution.
EU backs Minsk Group on Karabakh, say Armenian MPs [ENG]
The article says that the Armenian parliament’s commission on cooperation with the EU adopted a declaration at its latest meeting. The declaration states that the EU backs the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group on resolving the conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh
Armenians violate ceasefire [ENG]
The article informs Armenian armed forces have violated ceasefire on the contact line of troops once again in the direction of Gadabay District.
‘It is high time for Turkey to assume role in Karabakh conflict resolution’ [ENG]
The article speaks about the statements of Vurgun Hasanli, former diplomat, political expert, saying that Turkey may play an important role in resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as high-level Turkey-Russia ties in recent years can impact the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict easily.
Sabina Fraser: No progress expected on Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution in next two years [AZE]
Referring to Sabina Fraser, ICG official, the article says no progress is expected on the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in the subsequent two years, as elections will be held in OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries – U.S., Russia and France and later elections will be held in Azerbaijan and Armenia. According to the expert, the practice shows the negotiations slow down on the eve of elections. In the article she continues to say that Turkey could play an important role in the settlement of the conflict, but first Turkey needs to normalize its relations with Armenia.
OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to visit the region in late November [ENG]
The article says that Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group presented their annual report of activities to the Permanent Council of the OSCE summarizing their efforts to mediate a lasting and peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Co-Chairs noted that in the past year they visited the region eight times and held fourteen separate meetings in various locations with Azerbaijani President Aliyev and Armenian President Sargsian. The Co-Chairs also crossed the Line of Contact by foot four times in the past fourteen months, demonstrating that the Line is not a permanent barrier between peoples of the region and that military coordination in implementing the ceasefire is possible when all the sides are willing. Moreover, the article says that the Co-Chairs plan to travel to the region again at the end of this month.
International Crisis Group: No progress expected on Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution in next two years [ENG]
Referring to Sabina Fraser, ICG official, the article says no progress is expected on the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in the subsequent two years, as elections will be held in OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries – U.S., Russia and France and later elections will be held in Azerbaijan and Armenia. According to the expert, the practice shows the negotiations slow down on the eve of elections.
OSCE monitoring on Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line proceeds without incident [ENG]
The article informs that monitoring held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces proceeded without incident.
Armenia violates the ceasefire [ENG]
In refer to the press service of Azerbaijan Defence Ministry, the article informs about the ceasefire violation by Armenian armed forces in the direction of Khojavand, Fuzuli, Goranboy Districts.
Azerbaijan has identified steps to develop post-conflict Karabakh – MP [ENG]
News.Az reprints from Gun.Az an interview with chair of the human rights committee of the Azerbaijani parliament Rabiyyat Aslanova, where she considers the model of South Tyrol acceptable for Azerbaijan, saying that it is acceptable because it does not violate the principle of territorial integrity at all and it is about the existence within a state while preserving own language and culture.
Azerbaijani and Armenian community is going to meet in Berlin [AZE]
The article starts to say that Armenian and Azerbaijani community is going to meed in German capital Berlin on Nov. 28. Rovshan Rzayev, the member of the Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh community Public Union, says that they are interested in meeting, however there is an invisible hand that is always hindering this kind of meetings between two communities. He thinks that more meeting between the communities could contribute to the easy way of the solution of the conflict. Rzayev continues to say that the Armenian community is expected not to attend the meeting.
‘OSCE Minsk Group not accepts military solution to Karabakh conflict’ [ENG]
The article mentions Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Alexander Lukashevic statement voiced at a briefing held in Moscow. He said that OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs have reiterated that it is unacceptable to solve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through use of force and only a political will of the parties may lead to positive outcome.
Armenia violates the ceasefire [ENG]
In refer to the press service of Azerbaijan Defence Ministry, the article informs about the ceasefire violation by Armenian armed forces in the direction of Tapqaraqoyunlu village.
Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh community to hold talks in OSCE MG co-chairing countries [ENG]
The article says that members of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Azerbaijani Republic public association will hold talks in the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries to inform the public about the position of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia’s attempts to use airport in Khankendi are provocation [ENG]
The article in refer to Bayram Safarov, chairman of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Azerbaijani Republic Public Association, says that Armenia’s attempts to use the airport in Khankendi are a provocation. There are international laws in civil aviation and without Azerbaijan’s permission, no one can take advantage of our airspace, he says.
Reports on town building in occupied lands ‘next provocation by Armenians’ [ENG]
The article says that Yerevan hosted the presentation of the project of a new city called Bagaran which is offered to built in the occupied Zangelan region of Azerbaijan. According to the article, Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry stated that reports about town building in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan are the next provocation by Armenians, as these actions are illegal.
Armenia violates the ceasefire [ENG]
In refer to the press service of Azerbaijan Defence Ministry, the article informs about the ceasefire violation by Armenian armed forces in the direction of Kuropatkino village in Khojavand District.
Armenians violate ceasefire [ENG]
Reporting the press service of the Azerbaijan’s Defence Ministry, the article says that the units of the Armenian armed forces fired on the positions of Azerbaijani Army in Gazakh region on November 11.
Minsk Group French co-chair might be replaced [ENG]
The article says that with Karabakh conflict destabilizing the region, EU considers more significant involvement to increase the settlement process effectiveness. According to the article EP member Kristian Vigenin initiated to replace the OSCE MG French co-chair with the EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Catherine Ashton, as OSCE MG efforts have been leading to poor results for quite a long period.
Karabakh mediators have ‘nothing new to offer’ [ENG]
Alexander Karavayev, deputy general director of Moscow State University’s Information and Analytical Centre for the Study of Socio-Political Processes in the Post-Soviet Space, said that the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group had nothing new to offer in the context of conflict settlement, as the OSCE Minsk Group is a structure that has a schedule and regulations, so that these can be changed depending on changes in overall world geopolitics, relations between countries, emerging and decreasing threats.
Construction of Khankandi airport against int’l norms – MP [ENG]
In the article, Zahid Oruc, a deputy of Milli Majlis and member of the parliamentary committee on defense and security, says that the establishment and usage of the Khankendi airport go against the international norms. He believes this is simply a maneuver for Armenia to provoke Azerbaijan.
Britain repeats support for OSCE’s Karabakh mediators [ENG]
The article says that British ambassador to Armenia, Charles Lonsdale, has talked with journalists about a range of issues in domestic and foreign politics saying that the leaders had not met as frequently in the past four years as he would have liked. He praised the work done to normalize relations between people and in civil society.
Compensation can only follow Karabakh peace deal [ENG]
In the article, lawyer Erkin Gadirli believes that the compensation claims of Armenian refugees from Azerbaijan are entirely unfounded. There was no private property according to Soviet law which was in effect in both Armenia and Azerbaijan during the pogroms and expulsions, he said.
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