Press Release: The month of February is always filled with sorrow in Azerbaijan, and amongst those around the world who support the rule of law and the sanctity of human life. This is because, 25 years ago, that month saw the single worst atrocity of the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The Khojaly Massacre took the lives of 613 civilians. The death toll included 106 women, 63 children and 70 elderly people.
Press Release: After touring the world for the past four years, the outstanding exhibition Five Roads Back Home – showcasing the work of renowned German photographer Philipp Rathmer – finally came to Brussels, the capital of the EU, on 22 February. The images were displayed in the art nouveau-styled Art Thema Gallery, located near the stunning Grand Place, which has been a leading art space in Brussels for over three decades. They feature a cross-section of some of the estimated one million Azerbaijani internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees.
Press Release: Whereas February should be a month filled with the premise of spring, in Azerbaijan it is a month of sadness. This sadness is shared by all of those around the world who value human life and uphold the rule of international law. That is because, on the night of 25–26 February 1992, the worst atrocity committed by invading Armenian armed forces was undertaken in the town of Khojaly. Altogether, during that 24-hour period, 613 civilians died – including 106 women, 63 children and 70 elderly people.
Press Release: On 18 February, the young Berlin-based designer Leonie Mergen oversaw the UK launch of her stunning new Karabakh-Collection. The line of 18 designs takes a resolutely contemporary approach to the themes and culture of the Azerbaijani region of Karabakh.
Entries are now open for the Khojaly Peace Prize for Art 2017.
The International Justice for Khojaly campaign and TEAS are hosting the Khojaly Peace Prize for Art to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly Massacre, the worst single atrocity of the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, on 26 February 1992.
Geneva, 19 January 2017: The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations Office in Geneva, in collaboration with The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), have combined efforts to organise a photographic exhibition entitled Energy from past to future: Azerbaijan Through the Lens, forming part of a wider exhibition hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). This showcases the innovations being applied by ECE member countries, aimed at achieving a more sustainable energy future for successive generations.
Press Release: An extraordinary event within the scope of the MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK in Berlin took place on 18 January 2017 under the patronage and with the support of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) Germany. The Berlin-based young, fresh designer Leonie Mergen presented her new outstanding Karabakh Collection on the runway, which features the themes and culture of Karabakh, an Azerbaijani region in the centre of the South Caucasus.
Press Release: Musicologist Dr Sanubar Baghirova of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) is one of the leading experts on mugham, the passionate semi-improvised ancient national music of Azerbaijan that developed in the Armenian-occupied Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Press Release: The tragedy of the estimated one million plus Azerbaijani internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees who are the ongoing victims of the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh has been highlighted in the Christmas recess debate in the Westminster Parliament.
Press Release: Following the appointment of Bruno Le Roux – former member of the Parliament and current member of the France–Karabakh Friendship Circle – as French Interior Minister, numerous French media outlets revealed the fact that he is officially persona non grata in Azerbaijan. This is due to the fact that he illegally visited the Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh in 2015 with members of the Circle, without having first sought permission from the Azerbaijani authorities, amounting to an endorsement of the Armenian military occupation.