Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.
'Ukraine and the wellbeing of Ukrainian people is not the aim of the collective West and NATO but a means to defend their own interests,' Putin told journalists in the Turkmenistan capital of Ashgabat... We have every capability of knowing what is situated where,' Putin told a news conference in the Turkmenistan capital of Ashgabat.
Shusha, the once-abandoned land recaptured by Azerbaijan, is in the process of construction and renovation, according to Azerbaijani leadership and locals ... In May 2021, Azerbaijan declared Shusha its cultural capital, and on Monday, Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov said the land is set to become a green energy zone.
Agricultural land in the territories Azerbaijan retook in the 2020 war over Armenia are being developed by companies connected to top government officials, a new investigation has found ...The reconstruction work has focused heavily on the city of Shusha, which has been formally designated as Azerbaijan’s “cultural capital.”.
Türkiye supports dialogue to thaw relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia and the immediate opening of the Zangezur corridor, the Turkish foreign minister said Monday ... Earlier on Monday, a trilateral meeting was held between the ministers of foreign affairs and transport in Azerbaijan's capital Baku.
... between Caracas and Doha, the capital of Qatar, will begin from October. Maduro's tour of Qatar lasted two days and he is now in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, to discuss the two countries' "bilateral agenda," he said.
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