2017 April 29 ( Saturday )  12:21:45
Azerbaijan government seeks order to permanently block news websites

New York/28.04.17/Turan: The Azerbaijani government should immediately stop trying to permanently block access to five independent media outlets' websites and should instead lift a decree that has rendered them currently inaccessible, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A district court in the capital Baku yesterday began hearing a government lawsuit that seeks to compel internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to the sites, adjourning until May 1, according to media reports.

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2017 April 28 ( Friday )  16:42:30
Ilham Aliyev to visit carbamide plant in Sumgayit

Baku / 28.04.17 / Turan: On Friday, the head of state Ilham Aliyev visited the carbamide plant, owned by the state oil company SOCAR, being built in the city of Sumgayit.

Economical news

2017 April 28 ( Friday )  10:47:36
Gazprom to Start Construction of Turkish Stream in Summer of 2017

Baku/28.04.17/ Turan: Beginning of laying the pipes of the first string of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline is planned for the summer of 2017, Gazprom said.

As reported, Allseas Group received contracts for laying two strings of the offshore part of the gas pipeline.

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2017 April 28 ( Friday )  14:45:37
Agramunt, dollars, tomatoes

It is impossible not to notice that after a relatively long calmness, April has revived some foreign policy problems of official Baku, which had been frozen since the middle of last year.


2017 April 24 ( Monday )  16:26:35
The authorities will ignore the recommendations of the Council of Europe on the problems of NGOs - an expert

Baku / 24.04.17 / Turan: Recommendations on bringing the legislation and practice of Azerbaijan in the field of NGOs in line with European standards fully reflect the problems of civil society and contain measures to eliminate them, said  the member of the Platform for Civil Society, head of the Institute of Democratic Initiatives Akif Gurbanov in an interview with the Cətin sual (Difficult Question) program of Turan agency. The recommendations are prepared "thoroughly", but it is unlikely that the authorities will implement them, as was said by government and parliament representatives during the presentation of recommendations last week.


2017 April 21 ( Friday )  11:12:25
NGOs to Be Deprived of Right to Cash Transactions - Azay Guliyev

Baku / 21.04.17 / Turan: Changes introduced in recent years in Azerbaijani legislation on NGOs were due to three reasons: ensuring full transparency and accountability of local and foreign NGOs and donors, elimination of duplication in financing of the same projects, and ensuring the interests of national security. This was said by the head of the Council for State Support of NGOs under the President of Azerbaijan, MP Azay Guliyev in an interview with the Voice of America.



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