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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]

Armenia 'shells' Azerbaijan's 2nd largest city Ganja

ANKARA  Azerbaijan said on Sunday that Armenian armed forces have shelled its second largest city Ganja, escalating the conflict which flared up last week. In a statement, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said...

Azerbaijan: Not much room for negotiations with Armenia

ANKARA  Amid Armenia's aggressive rhetoric and attacks on the Upper Karabakh region, "there is not much room for negotiation," Azerbaijan's president has said in an interview. In an interview with Nikkei...

Azerbaijani president marks Nowruz in liberated Shusha

ANKARA  Azerbaijan's president on Saturday lit the Nowruz fire in Shusha, the symbol city of Karabakh liberated last year from the Armenian occupation. Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation during his visit...

World's silent on Armenian attacks, laments envoy

ANKARA The Azerbaijani ambassador to Ankara lamented on Sunday the international community's silence on Armenia's border violations. Armenia continues its attacks because there is no world reaction to its aggression, Khazar...

Putin, Macron discuss Upper Karabakh conflict by phone

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone Wednesday with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the situation in the occupied Upper Karabakh region.  Putin and Macron expressed concern over the...

42 Azerbaijani civilians die in Armenia's attacks

BAKU At least 42 civilians in Azerbaijan have lost their lives, while 206 others sustained injuries in Armenian forces’ attacks on civilian settlements, Azerbaijan’s Prosecutor General’s Office said on Tuesday. In...

Azerbaijani president visits recently liberated Aghdam

BAKU Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday visited Aghdam province that was recently liberated after 27 years from the Armenian forces’ occupation. In videos shared by Aliyev's wife, Mihriban Aliyeva, on...

Defense ministers' meeting held in Azerbaijan

BAKU Top military officials and defense ministers gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan on Wednesday for a meeting. The Council of Defense Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), a regional Eurasian...

Russian, Armenian leaders talk clashes with Azerbaijan

MOSCOW In a Sunday phone call, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan discussed the border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh. “The Russian side expressed...

Upper Karabakh solution prolonged nearly for 3 decades

MOSCOW The OSCE Minsk Group, formed to solve the Armenia-Azerbaijan Upper Karabakh conflict, could not produce a solution during the 28-year negotiation process. The OSCE Minsk Group was formed in 1992...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...