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.
The Ateshgah Baku fire temple, located in the capital of Azerbaijan, was built over a natural gas vent, and constructed between the late 17th and early 18th centuries AD ... The Ateshgah Baku fire temple is located in Surakhany, a suburb of Baku, Azerbaijan ... The altar of the Ateshgah Baku fire temple in the capital of Azerbaijan.
Describing Kurdestan as one of the historical provinces of the country with many religious and cultural monuments, the head of the department, Yaqub Guylian, told IRNA that the Dar-ol-Ehsan School-Mosque and a historical church of the capital city will be turned into a “mosque-museum” and a “church-museum”.
Ferocious conflicts in 2020 did much to elevate the status of Turkey’s Bayraktar TB2 combat drones and garner interest in them around the world ... Those drones were later victoriously paraded in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku in December of that year ... Over the summer, Ethiopian forces were pushed out of the Tigray region capital Mekelle ... @pauliddon ....
Zangezur was part of Azerbaijan, but in the 1920s, the Soviets gave the region to Armenia... He said according to the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business index, Azerbaijan ranks 28th among 190 countries, noting that $280 billion were invested in Azerbaijan’s economy, and half of that amount is foreign capital.
Iran, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan have signed an agreement that allows the supply of natural gas from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan via Iran ... The deal allows the transfer of 1.5-2 billion cubic meters of gas per year from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan via Iran, said the report ... The report did not elaborate on where Iran will deliver the gas to Azerbaijan.
to put stone upon stone, whatever is expected from us,” Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said at a conference in Azerbaijan's capital of Baku... Azerbaijan and Armenia were embroiled in a 44-day conflict regarding Karabakh last year, which ended with a Russian-brokered agreement on Nov.
In an online survey conducted in Azerbaijan last year, shortly after the 2020 Karabakh War, the majority of respondents, 79%, expressed optimism about the future of the country ...Third, due to pressure from the state, Azerbaijan’s independent media has limited capacity to cover protests across the country.
Baku, Azerbaijan – It has been three decades since Rasmiya Ahmadova last saw her home village in Kalbajar, a leafy district in western Azerbaijan scattered with fruit and walnut trees ... The strategic settlement has been named as Azerbaijan’s cultural capital since it was reclaimed in the last and most brutal battle of the 2020 war.
Earlier Monday, opposition supporters blocked traffic in Armenia's capital to urge the government to take a tougher stance amid tensions with neighboring Azerbaijan... About 2,000 demonstrators marched across the Armenian capital on Monday evening to protest what they fear would be a deal with Azerbaijan betraying national interests.
Earlier Monday, opposition supporters blocked traffic in Armenia’s capital to urge the government to take a tougher stance amid tensions with neighboring Azerbaijan... About 2,000 demonstrators marched across the Armenian capital on Monday's evening to protest what they fear would be a deal with Azerbaijan betraying national interests.