Riots in Sumgait Planned by KGB of USSR
Baku / 22.02.18 / Turan: Riots in Sumgait were a provocation against Azerbaijan, organized by the Armenian special services and the State Security Committee (KGB) of the USSR. This is stated in a joint statement of the Prosecutor General's Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan in connection with the 30th anniversary of the unrest in Sumgait.
Zakir Garalov threatens the Prosecutor General of Ukraine with a photograph of Saakashvili
Baku / 21.02.18 / Turan: Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan Zakir Garalov is concerned about the delay in extradition of the journalist of "Turan TV" channel Fikret Huseynli, who, due to persecution at home, received refugee status and Dutch citizenship, stated his letter to Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, a copy of which is available to the Ukrainian edition of the Center for Information on Human Rights.
SOCAR to Do Exploratory Drilling on Land Abroad for First Time
Baku/21.02.18/ Turan: Joint venture of SOCAR AQS became a contractor of Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration & Production Company Limited (BAPEX) for drilling three wells in Bangladesh. This is stated in the message of the press service of SOCAR.
Ministry of Taxes Sues Khadija Ismayilova
Baku / 21.02.18 / Turan: At the Baku Administrative Economic Court No. 1, a tax claim against the investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova was opened, regarding the tax debt of 63,138 manat.
French Foreign Ministry on Ilham Aliyev’s Call to Return to Yerevan
Baku / 21.02.18 / Turan: During a traditional briefing at the French Foreign Ministry on February 20, a question was asked about the attitude of Paris to the statement of the Azerbaijani leader on February 8 that Yerevan and Zangezur are historical lands of Azerbaijan and the strategic goal is to return to these lands.
Siyavush Novruzov denies the presence of political prisoners, but offers to release them
Baku/20.02.18/Turan: Siyavush Novruzov believes that there are no political prisoners in Azerbaijan. Nevertheless, he stands for the release of persons who are called "political prisoners" in the West. "There have never been political prisoners in Azerbaijan. For political views and publications in the media no one is held accountable. There are people who have committed specific crimes. Party membership does not absolve them from punishment. Such people should be called not political prisoners, but politicized prisoners," Novruzov said in an interview with the Azerbaijani service of the Voice of America.
Authorities Buying Out 2,180 Real Estate Units in Former Soviet Street
Baku / 20.02.18 / Turan: The Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decree, according to which the state bodies will determine the land required for state needs and buy it. The document is timed to the demolition of the old housing in the Yasamal district of the capital, where extensive work has been done for more than 20 years.