Category Archives: ENGLISH

The Elders should mediate Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict

Dear Elders, Tonight – July 4, 2017 the Armenian occupant army units had intensified attacks on Azerbaijani villages. As a result two peaceful residents of Alkhanli village of Fuzuli District were killed. One of them is 50 year old woman – Sahiba Quliyeva. Oxunma sayı: 130

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How openDemocracy.net ignores alternative view point?

“Through reporting and analysis of social and political issues, openDemocracy seeks to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world.” It is said in openDemocracy.net`s About section. We believed and tried to voice our alternative opinion as well through this “platform of alternative voices”. Oxunma sayı: 251

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Do state interests trump ‘free speech’?

An Azeri journalist asks: Who has the right to set the news agenda, journalists or governments? By Azer Hasret Azer Hasret is an Azerbaijani journalist based in Baku with more than 20 years of experience. This article is part of Al Jazeera’s Journalism Matters project. As part of this series, we asked two Azeri journalists […]

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BakuShopFest: one more ring in the chain of successes – Video

Azer Hasret, azer@azerhasret.com It is already 5th day as the 1st Baku Shopping Festival has kicked off. This new initiative is very promising and ambitious. Baku is competing in this field with very experienced Dubai Shopping Festival and relatively new Istanbul Shopping Festival. Oxunma sayı: 235

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Open letter to all European policymakers

We have recently got acquainted with the Analysis by the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center, titled “The Armenian connection: How a Secret Caucus of MPs and NGOs, Since 2012, Created a Network Within the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to Hide Violations of International Law” which once more approves that some MPs […]

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What happened in Azerbaijan on March 31, 1918?

By Azer Hasret, azer@azerhasret.com A genocide was committed on the lands of Azerbaijan on March 31, 1918. Armenians, joined with Russians had committed a genocide against Azerbaijani Turkish-Muslim population and even against Jewish minority in the land which did not gain its independence yet. Oxunma sayı: 1195

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Why Azerbaijan must host RFE/RL?

By Azer Hasret, azer@azerhasret.com Azerbaijani law enforcement bodies started an investigation in regard to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Baku bureau recently in December, 2014. And afterwards the bureau was closed and sealed off for investigation purposes. A bit later the Prosecutor General`s Office issued a press-release which reads that there are quite enough evidences […]

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Azerbaijan: A Model of Tolerance

By Azer Hasret, azer@azerhasret.com Nina Davuluri, a US citizen of Indian origin has won “Miss America” 2013 which caused outrage of racist attacks. As soon as 24 years old Nina has won the competition just started to get racist threats. She was accused of being an Arabian, or just for being not white. Oxunma sayı: […]

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Appeal to international organizations on Khojali Genocide Day

Dear colleagues and friends, I am appealing to you on behalf of my organization – Central Asian and Southern Caucasian Freedom of Expression Network (CASCFEN), based in Baku, Azerbaijan and dealing with freedom of expression issues. Oxunma sayı: 1348

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If so, why the U.S. has eliminated bin Laden?

*Azer Hasret, azer@azerhasret.com “Following a short period of independence amid the turmoil at the end of World War I, Armenia was divided between Turkey and the Soviet Union by 1922. Most Armenians in the Turkish portion were killed or driven abroad during the war and its aftermath, but those in the east survived Soviet rule.” […]

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Why the US should be blamed?

Azer Hasret In such a restless situation of the world a film named “Innocence of Muslims” is also disturbing the environment. The situation is getting out of control and its effects are even in Azerbaijan felt. A group of people claiming themselves as an “Islamic guardians” has staged a protest action in front of US […]

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Al-Qaida Would Escape in Karabakh

Azer H.Hasret Tensions between clerical Iranian regime and US are raising every day. US believes that some Al-Qaida terrorists responsible for series of attacks on US-connected targets are hiding in Iran. Others hiding are those who left Afganistan after successful US-led military operation. But Iran’s part denies these accusations claiming that “Iran was fighting with […]

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