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The Caucasus, or Caucasia, is a region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and mainly occupied by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and south western Russia. [Wikipedia]

Azerbaijani army liberates city of Fuzuli from occupation

ANKARA Azerbaijan has liberated the city of Fuzuli and seven surrounding villages from Armenian occupation, the country's leader said early Saturday.  "Azerbaijan’s glorious Army has liberated the villages of Gochehmedli, Chimen,...

Azerbaijan slams US sanctions against Turkey

BAKU, Azerbaijan Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has rejected a US decision to impose sanctions against Turkey over its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system, calling it "unacceptable,” a senior...

Turkey hails Azerbaijan's show of unity against virus

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday hailed a gesture by neighboring Azerbaijan in the capital Baku honoring the countries’ cooperation against coronavirus. “As part of the mutual fight against COVID-19, Turkish and Azerbaijani...

UN urges immediate end to Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes

NEW YORK  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged Azerbaijan and Armenia to immediately end clashes in the Upper Karabakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh region. Condemning the use of force and civilian deaths,...

Azerbaijan’s army destroys Armenian military equipment

ANKARA/BAKU, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan’s army troops destroyed a large amount of military equipment belonging to the Armenian military amid the ongoing border clashes between the two countries. "During the present day, the...

Azerbaijan downs another Armenian SU-25 fighter jet

ANKARA Azerbaijan on Sunday shot down another Armenian Su-25 fighter jet, according to the country's Defense Ministry – the second Su-25 to be downed in as many days. In a statement,...

Baku warns Armenia against 'illegal' force deployments

BAKU, AzerbaijanAzerbaijan on Sunday warned Armenia not to deploy new troops to its territories. In a Foreign Ministry statement, Baku said that deploying its forces in internationally recognized territories of...

Azerbaijan downs Armenian drone

BAKU  Azerbaijan has downed an Armenian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the country’s Defense Ministry announced early Monday. The drone was shot down Sunday evening while conducting reconnaissance activity over Azerbaijani territory,...

UN urges end to fighting in Upper Karabakh

WASHINGTON The UN Security Council threw its weight Tuesday behind Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' call to end fighting in the Upper Karabakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh region.   The council's members "expressed concern over reports...

Armenian attacks on Azerbaijani civilians continue

BAKU, Azerbaijan Armenian forces on Sunday launched a missile attack on the Khizi and Absheron regions of Azerbaijan, according to a senior presidential official. Hikmet Hajiyev, the assistant to the president...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. Coronavirus...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...