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.
Sev Lake, a glacial lake at an elevation of 2.678m (8,786ft) above the sea level, is divided between Armenia (with a 70% share) and Azerbaijan (with the remainder) ... “YesterdayTurkish (Azerbaijani) officers arrived at the pastures of Ishkhanasar and said that according to their GPS the lake near the village belongs to Azerbaijan.”.
It added that Azerbaijan respectfully commemorates all its soldiers and officers who died in World War II and those who died as martyrs for the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty ... The courage and bravery of our soldiers and officers is a true example of patriotism for the younger generation," the ministry said.
Army as an active duty officer in 1998 and served through 2005, the last two years as a Special Forces officer. While on assignment in Azerbaijan, he was discharged and lost his security clearance after violating protocols. That included bringing his wife with him to Azerbaijan and ...
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Two Syrians have been convicted in Armenia for fighting as mercenaries on Azerbaijan's side during last year's war ... And the day after the trial of al-Shkheri and al-Haji took place in Armenia, Azerbaijan's general prosecutor's office announced that it was charging a Lebanese-Armenian man with being a "terrorist" and "mercenary."
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 3 By Samir Ali - Trend ... Charges were brought against him under Articles 308.2 (abuse of office) and 308-1.1 (misuse of budgetary funds) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.
Moscow already has a military base in the northwest of Armenia, and sent 2,000 troops as peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh, an enclave of Azerbaijan populated by ethnic Armenians, under the accord that ended last year's fighting in the area ... deploy troops closer to Azerbaijan.
The deputy minister underlined that these measures include the opening of Azerbaijan's trade mission in Russia, a representative office of the RussianExportCentre in Baku, ongoing mutual trade missions, international exhibitions to be held in Azerbaijan and Russia with the ...