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Turkey, Azerbaijan hold 1st joint media platform meeting

Baku, October 24, AZERTAC

The first meeting of the Turkey-Azerbaijan Joint Media Platform was held this weekend under the co-chairmanship of Turkey’s Communications Director Fahrettin Altun and Azerbaijani presidential aide Hikmat Hajiyev.

The parties decided to establish “public diplomacy, international media, strategic communication, education, legislation and regulation, digitalization and internationalization committees,” Turkey’s Communications Directorate said in a statement Saturday.

The meeting, which was held in Istanbul with the theme of “Rooted Past, Strong Future,” was attended by top media and communications officials from both countries.

Speaking at the meeting, Altun said the joint platform, which became official with a memorandum of understanding signed last December between Turkey and Azerbaijan, is “a very valuable step for institutionalizing the field of media and communications.”

He noted that during Azerbaijan’s liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenian forces nearly a year ago, “important results” were achieved not only militarily and politically but also in the field of communications and the media, thanks to close bilateral cooperation.

“We place great importance on strengthening Turkey-Azerbaijan cooperation in the fight against fake news and disinformation in the fields of media, communications, and public diplomacy,” he said. “We have a consensus on sharing experiences in these fields, evaluating opportunities, developing institutional capacity, and making joint efforts.”

Altun called the platform “a great step forward” for Turkish and Azerbaijani media acting in concert, working effectively to inform the public of the two countries, and producing shared strategies for combating systematic disinformation and dark propaganda.

In line with the targets set by leaders of both nations, Altun said, “with a strong perspective and a dynamic structure,” they will do work that brings “resounding” attention to both the peoples of Turkey and Azerbaijan as well as the international community.

Six committees formed under the platform “will have critical functions for the effectiveness and continuity of the joint work and projects” in the field of media and communications, he said.

“At a time when we face intense disinformation and dark propaganda activities against our countries, it is more essential than ever for us to cooperate and work in coordination,” he said. “With these joint steps, we will do things that will show the power of our two states to future generations.”

“At the same time, we will explain the unity of our countries and the power of our states to the international public through short-, medium-, and long-term strategic communications campaigns,” Altun continued.

The committees, he said, “will strengthen our deep-rooted ties and contribute to the effective delivery of our just struggle to large masses.”

Altun added that the two countries also plan to carry out joint projects in the field of popular culture, especially in the movie and TV sectors.

Also speaking at the meeting, Hajiyev touted the communication cooperation between Turkey and Azerbaijan shown during last fall’s struggle that brought victory in Karabakh – liberating a large chunk of territory from Armenian occupation – and is now gaining a corporate identity through the new joint platform.

Saying that “successful results were achieved in a short time,” he added: “Today, thanks to our leaders, Azerbaijan-Turkey relations have risen to such a level that they must maintain that level, take it further, and ensure that future generations carry the same feeling hundreds of years from now.”

“Our joint media platform, which has become one of the important elements of the brotherhood and strategic alliance of the two countries with the will and determination of our leaders, will further boost its effectiveness by completing its institutional structuring,” he added.

Hajiyev also said that Azerbaijan wants to benefit more from Turkey’s experience in countering ongoing disinformation attacks against his country in social and international media.

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First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva shared footage from Zangilan visit on her Instagram page

Baku, October 23, AZERTAC

First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva has shared a footage from the visit to Zangilan on her official Instagram page.

The Instagram post says: “Memories in the liberated lands. Grief and joy. May God protect our people.”

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Azerbaijani oil price exceeds $86

Baku, October 23, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani oil price has increased on the world markets.

The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil rose $1,54 to trade at $86,69.

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Monument “44” to be erected in center of Fuzuli city

Baku, October 23, AZERTAC

“A Victory Monument will be erected in the liberated from occupation Fuzuli city, which will become a symbol of the liberation of the 44-day Patriotic War.

The sculptural work on the grand columns will be visible from all sides. This impressive monumental composition will symbolize 44 days of the Patriotic War and commemorates the heroes who gave their lives for the liberation of Fuzuli,” author of the work – Doctor of Science in Philosophy of Art, Honored Artist of Azerbaijan Rashad Mehdiyev told AZERTAC.

“The monument consists of three parts – a podium, a stand and columns. Symbol “44” will consist of 44 columns, which symbolizes each day of the war with the victories of the Azerbaijani army. There will be also a memorial stand that will feature the names of the soldiers who died for the liberation of Fuzuli. Technological innovations will be applied in each element of the composition, which will complete the monumental composition and strengthen the idea,” Mehdiyev said.

He noted that the columns of the monument will be made of concrete, which symbolizes the fundamental nature of the victory of the mighty Azerbaijani army under leadership of Commander-in-Chief, President Ilham Aliyev.

“I will do my best to create this monument, which will perpetuate the memory of our valiant soldiers and officers, and will become the embodiment of the historic Victory of Azerbaijan led by our Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev. I am grateful to the head of our state for the high assessment of my work and I promise to create a worthy work that will carry historical information for future generations”, – Rashad Mehdiyev emphasized.

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Azerbaijani defense minister watches Command-Staff Exercises in Lachin district

Baku, October 23, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov has watched Command-Staff Exercises held in Lachin district, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry told AZERTAC.

Colonel General Zakir Hasanov visited the exercises headquarters of the Land Forces and inspected the organization of activities.

Afterwards, the Minister heard the reports of the commanders and staff officers on the decisions made on the organization of activities during the operations on the map and the layout of the area at the command post deployed in field conditions.

The exercises, held in mountain-wooded areas with difficult terrain, are focused on developing the knowledge of commanders and relevant officials, as well as management and agile decision-making skills.

The exercises were carried out applying modern control methods, and tasks were accomplished in coordination with other types of troops taking into account the combat experience gained in the Patriotic War.

According to the plan of the exercises, the units were raised on the alarm signal as well as captured the assembly areas and formed the groups. During the preparation for various levels of combat readiness, the personnel was trained to perform a variety of tasks in secret, and fast-moving environments.

The Minister of Defense gave relevant instructions on the control of the troops,” the ministry said.

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Azerbaijan Special Forces continue conducting Tactical-Special Exercises

Baku, October 23, AZERTAC

According to the combat training plan for 2021 approved by the Minister of Defense, the Tactical-Special Exercises of military units and subunits of the Special Forces, which began from the night of October 14, continue at nighttime in mountainous and rocky areas with difficult passage, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry told AZERTAC.

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Turkic Council Media Forum kicks off in Istanbul

Istanbul, October 22, AZERTAC

The Media forum of the Cooperation Council of the Turkic-Speaking States (Turkic Council) has kicked off in Istanbul, Turkey.

The event, organized by the Republic of Turkey Directorate of Communications under the motto “Deep-rooted past, strong future”, will discuss the development of cooperation opportunities in the media, TV series and film sectors in the Turkish world, as well as social media and the joint struggle against disinformation.

More than 500 guests, including media representatives, academicians, high-ranking officials of government agencies and organizations, social media influencers, university students from Turkic Council member states – Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, as well as from observer states Hungary, Turkmenistan, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which have observer status in the Council, are expected to attend the event.

Azerbaijan is represented at the Media Forum by a large delegation led by Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev. The delegation includes a number of government officials, members of academic community and media representatives.

During a panel discussion on “Victory Lies in unity: Karabakh” the participants will highlight the importance of displaying the strong solidarity between Azerbaijan and Turkey during the 44-day Patriotic war, that resulted in the Karabakh Victory, as well as discuss joint steps to be taken to further develop relations in all areas.

The Forum will also feature panels on “Shared cultural future: TV series and film sector in the Turkic world”, “Unity of the Turkic world from past to future”, “Building the future as the Turkic world” and other topics.

The Forum will last until October 24.

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Turkic Council Media Forum kicks off in Istanbul

Istanbul, October 22, AZERTAC

The Media forum of the Cooperation Council of the Turkic-Speaking States (Turkic Council) has kicked off in Istanbul, Turkey.

The event, organized by the Republic of Turkey Directorate of Communications under the motto “Deep-rooted past, strong future”, will discuss the development of cooperation opportunities in the media, TV series and film sectors in the Turkish world, as well as social media and the joint struggle against disinformation.

More than 500 guests, including media representatives, academicians, high-ranking officials of government agencies and organizations, social media influencers, university students from Turkic Council member states – Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, as well as from observer states Hungary, Turkmenistan, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which have observer status in the Council, are expected to attend the event.

Azerbaijan is represented at the Media Forum by a large delegation led by Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev. The delegation includes a number of government officials, members of academic community and media representatives.

During a panel discussion on “Victory Lies in unity: Karabakh” the participants will highlight the importance of displaying the strong solidarity between Azerbaijan and Turkey during the 44-day Patriotic war, that resulted in the Karabakh Victory, as well as discuss joint steps to be taken to further develop relations in all areas.

The Forum will also feature panels on “Shared cultural future: TV series and film sector in the Turkic world”, “Unity of the Turkic world from past to future”, “Building the future as the Turkic world” and other topics.

The Forum will last until October 24.

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SOCAR AQS, Ukraine’s Naftogaz sign memorandum of understanding

Baku, October 22, AZERTAC

Naftogaz of Ukraine NJSC has signed memorandums of understanding with the foreign companies including Azerbaijan’s SOCAR AQS, Dragon Oil from the United Arab Emirates, and U.S. based Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (“H&P”) as well as 3 Seas Energy.

The announcement is in conjunction with the Ukraine Gas Investment Congress, held in Kyiv on 20-21 October.

These memorandums provide a basis for partnerships, which are planned in the new strategic projects, including the development for the Black Sea areas and tight gas deposits, as well as increasing the production efficiency at the depleted fields.

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Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry discloses updated list of servicemen martyred in Patriotic War

Baku, October 22, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Defense has released the updated list of servicemen martyred in the Patriotic War.

The ministry presents the photos, names, surnames, information about military ranks, and date of birth of 2,908 servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan, who became Shehids (martyrs) in the Patriotic War and were buried by October 21, as well as 6 servicemen considered as missing.

Work is underway on finding and the identification of servicemen considered as missing.

May Allah rest the souls of all our Shehids!

We bow our heads in front of our Shehids!

The list of servicemen who died as Shehids in the Patriotic War