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Turkey's pro-Kurdish leaders Demirtas and Yuksekdag detained
The two co-leaders of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition party have been detained along with other MPs, the BBC reports.Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag were detained at their respective homes as part of a counter-terrorism inquiry, security sources quoted by Anadolu news agency said.At least nine other MPs from the People's Democracy Party (HDP) were also taken into custody.Meanwhile social networks could not be accessed from inside Turkey.Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Whatsapp were r...
Ivanishvili accused of selling weaponry to Angola
International Court of Justice has submitted today the sue of the Georgian Labor Party against Georgia's former premier, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili. The laborists demand opening criminal case against Ivanishvili for financing the supply of weaponry to Angola through Russian credit bank which belonged him until 2012. The sue said that from 1993-1998 Ivanishvili has supplied Russian weaponry to Angola worthing 790 million USD. In 2015 Ivanishvili's business partner Arkady Gaydman has bee...
Washington does not congratulate Azerbaijan on independence day
Since 1991 the president and the government of the USA have always congratulated Azerbaijani people on the Independence Day. It was so until 2016. For the first time the USA leadership ignored the Azerbaijani holiday.  Azerbaijani government is upset. The USA is silent. Azerbaijani mass media forwards different suppositions. Some think that it is because of Aliyev's recent warm relations with Putin.  
Azerbaijani police keeps talishers in Lenkoran in fear
Azerbaijani police yesterday attacked Lenkoran where talish are living and did no allow all shias enter mosques. They attacked more than 40 people and transported to Baku. In the evening a big military troop blockaded Lenkoran, seizing mosques, schools and banned talishers go to streets. Why are they so aggressive against ethnic minorities. Currently Lenkoran is completely isolated from outside world. The mobile communication is not working, the electricity is being switched off periodically d...
Azerbaijan’s plans with Rome Pope’s visit fail
Rome Pope Francis starts today his three-day visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan. According o Vatican press service during the visit the Pope will have a number of bilateral meetings with political and spiritual leaders of the countries. On October 2 he will depart from Tbilisi to Baku where he will meet with Ilham Aliyev for 45 minutes and Caucasian Muslims’ leader Allasukur Pasazade with 15 minutes For already two months the Azerbaijani authorities are doing everything to change the schedu...
Cause of attack on Turkish cafes and shops in Tbilisi known
Hundreds of young people from Georgian Force nationalistic organization attacked Turkish shops and cafes in Tbilisi yesterday. Speaking to correspondent Georgian citizen living in the street where the attack took place said that the cause of it was the music which was coming from the places. It appeared that the Georgians were marking yesterday the day of invasion of Sukhumi by Abkhazian troops. The Turks were asked to turn the music off but they ignored the request. In an hour the nationalists...
Iran's spiritual leader urges Ahmadinejad to restrain from participation at pres...
Iran's spiritual leader Ali Hamenei confirmed that he has urgent former president Mahmud Ahmadinejad to restrain from participating at 2017 presidential elections. "I have told him that his nomination is not stemming from the interests of the country," the spiritual leader said, at the same time stressing that he has not banned him from doing it. He also stressed that Ahmadinejad's participation may divide the society which will not be good for the country.  
ISIS planning a number of terrorist attacks
Citing Turkish special forces Milliyet paper writes that the Islamic State is going to send few groups of suicide bombers to Europe for committing terrorist attacks. The special forces found out that they are going to penetrate into Europe through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Cyprus. According to the information the Islamic State is planning a series of attacks in Azerbaijan. Few suicide bombers'groups have already been set up with that aim. They are mainly citizens of Azerbaijan fighting in ISIS ...
Official Baku offended by Lavrov’s attitude
The official Baku is very offended with the indifferent attitude of Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The thing is that after the meeting with the Armenian leadership over the Karabakh issue he was to depart for Baku. But without informing the Azerbaijani side he departed for Moscow. The Azerbaijani FM’s spokesman stated about the upcoming visit of the Russian counterpart. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova stated that it would be officially stated about L...
ISIS planning attack on Georgia
According to the information of Georgian security service the Islamic State is preparing a hybrid war in Georgia. Military expert Vakhtang Maisayan claims that there are already 600-700 well-prepared militias mainly foreigners: About 50 jihadists of Georgian origin have joined them: The band is headed by Abu Muhamed al-Adani. The expert says that the center which will coordinate the hybrid war already functions. According to information, Abu Muhamed al-Adani studies the action plan according t...
Turkish PM rejects information about compensation over downed Russian jet
Paying compensation and apologizing to Russia over the jet downing incident is “out of the question,” Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said, stressing that Ankara has only “expressed sadness over the incident,” the Hurriyet Daily News reports.Yıldırım also said legal proceedings are ongoing for the man alleged to be responsible for killing the Russian pilot, Oleg Peshkov.Previously, he had said Ankara could pay compensation to...
Hackers change direction of Azerbaijani gas from Turkey to Russia
A group of hackers has broken the system of gas pipelines going from Azerbaijan to Turkey through Georgian territory and changed the route of the natural gas in the direction of Russia. It was stated by head of cyber security conception of Czech Republic Ales Stidla. It is not clear for how long the gas direction has been changed. Stilda said that after the incident has been revealed more than two weeks have been needed to “redirect” the gas to Turkey. Czech specialist said there is...
Moscow thieves in law and Azerbaijani billionaires cooperate
In 2014 Azerbaijani billionaires of Jewish decent God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliyev launched Food City project in Moscow. The mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin was present at the opening of the market which was to supply fruits and vegetables to the Russian market. With the support of the Moscow authorities the two businessmen have gained great fortune. The yearly income of their joint multi-profile company “Kiyev Square” makes 1.1 billion euros. In 2014 with the assistance of Sobyanin t...
Azerbaijani financial system on the edge of collapse – local media
Azerbaijani haqqin.az published a material entitled The West tries to save Azerbaijani financial system. “The World Bank published material which testifies the catastrophic situation of the Azerbaijani banking system,” the web site writes. According to the WB, only 36.4% of the Azerbaijani adult population have banking account. With this index Azerbaijan is the last among 15 post-soviet countries. The majority of banks are getting closed because of going bankrupt. The experts invit...
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