Press Releases

07/07/2017

Press Release: On the evening of 4 July, as much of the world was celebrating American Independence Day, Armenian armed forces illegally located in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan deliberately targeted Azerbaijani civilians in the Fizuli region with heavy mortars and grenade launchers.

Sahiba Guliyeva (50) and her two-year-old granddaughter Zahra Guliyeva were killed, and other civilians were severely wounded. Azerbaijani armed forces evacuated the casualties, but could not save the two Guliyevas.

29/06/2017

Press Release – Paris, 21 June 2017: As part of a series of events organised in the margins of UN World Refugee Day throughout the world, the French office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) organised a landmark conference entitled The Consequences of a Forgotten Conflict for France: The Current Situation and Prospects for Refugees and IDPs in the long-term – Azerbaijan as a case study, hosted in the Palais du Luxembourg, home of the French Senate. The event was organised in conjunction with the Robert Schumann Ins

29/06/2017

Press Release: Football and sports are great levellers. Regardless of ethnicity, religious confession, nationality or culture, the rules of sports are understood across the world. However, sometimes sports can be a casualty of conflict, and that was the case with Garabagh FC. Located in Aghdam, its home ground came under fire from Armenian invading forces in 1993 as they occupied Nagorno-Karabakh and the seven surrounding regions.

29/06/2017

Press Release: Designated as World Refugee Day in 2000 by the UN to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, 20 June is acknowledged across the world as the day to remember the dispossessed, those unfortunate victims of conflict and war across the world. At present, refugees from such conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, and the subsequent pan-European migration crisis, have come in to stark focus.

29/06/2017

Press Release: Nigar Hasan-Zadeh is one of the leading living Azerbaijani poets. Being well-versed in the poetic heritage of Azerbaijan, her works encapsulate the symbolism of her native country which is rooted in Sufism. Having been published and translated extensively, Nigar is currently Director of the Soz Literary Project, run by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture and Tourism, is a member of the Azerbaijani Writers’ Union and a member of Pen International, which has promoted freedom of expression through literature since 1939.

28/06/2017

Press Release: Following the UK General Election, The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) has taken the opportunity of highlighting the plight of the estimated one million Azerbaijani internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees to the 650 members of the new British Parliament. The card was despatched to all MPs, both those who were returned by the electorate and the newly elected

28/06/2017

Press Release: Azerbaijani Republic Day ranks amongst the most important holidays in the Azerbaijani national calendar, for that day commemorates the achievements of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR). Lasting 23 months from 1918–20, the ADR was the first democracy, based on a European model, to be established in the Muslim East.

28/06/2017

Press Release: On 29 May, at part of the commemorations for the end of World War II, a landmark documentary about a lesser-known battle of the war was screened in the apposite location of the Musée de l’Armée in the Hôtel National des Invalides, built in baroque style from 1671–78, and home to Napoleon’s tomb. The event was staged with the support of the French office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), the Azerbaijani Embassy to France and Evropa Film Akt (EFA).

28/06/2017

Press Release: Azerbaijan has a rich literary heritage, and none more so in the realms of poetry and poesy. This was made evident during an historic Azerbaijani–UK Poetry Night on 23 February, organised by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS). This event was hosted in the state-of-the-art Level 6 space of Foyle’s flagship store, London’s most renowned bookshop, opened in 1903 and attended by over 100 literary devotees and friends of Azerbaijan.

01/06/2017

Press Release: Now aged 86, Ahmad Jamal is one of the living legends of postbop jazz. Influenced by the great Erroll Garner, he is one of the most successful small group leaders of all time, having developed a richly figurative style that owes as much to Bach as to Art Tatum. He achieved particular popularity in the jazz hub that is Paris, and has performed at all the major Parisian concert halls, including L’Olympia and the Salle Pleyel.

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