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.
Azerbaijan on Friday said that the number of those killed and wounded by landmines planted by Armenia since the SecondKarabakh War has risen to 333, after one person was killed and another wounded earlier in the day ... has to urge Armenia to release accurate maps of the minefields.
Seizing the new opportunities for cooperation and strengthening economic ties will help stabilize the Eurasian continent...Last year, Kazakhstan approved a corridor development road map with Georgia, Turkiye and Azerbaijan. It also established a joint logistics company with Azerbaijan, simplifying customs procedures ... .
Azerbaijan established an illegal blockade of the narrow land bridge connecting Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia, blocking supplies, including food and medicine ... While Nagorno-Karabakh was being emptied, Azerbaijan reissued a map of Stepanakert, the capital city, with Azerbi street names.
Ethnic Armenians were queueing at overwhelmed petrol stations, desperate to leave the territory after it surrendered to Azerbaijan... There has been a mass exodus of ethnic Armenians since its leaders signed a ceasefire agreement with Azerbaijan last week ... Azerbaijan said it would allow a group of UN experts into the territory in the coming days.
Samvel, a shepherd, takes his long stick and draws a map in a muddy path – here is Azerbaijan and here is Turkey, he says, and only Armenia’s Syunik region, where we are, sits between them ... He says that Armenia is being overpowered by Azerbaijan and a coterie of international allies, among which he includes Russia ... map.
resolutions that affirmed Azerbaijan’s sovereign claim to the region. On Thursday, barely a week after a lightning military operation by Azerbaijan, that quest for statehood — and the dream of a separate homeland for its overwhelmingly ethnic Armenian population — died ... Azerbaijan recaptured most of the occupied areas in the 2020 war.
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