Press Releases

27/03/2017

Press Release: Despite the significance of 26 February 2017 as the actual date of the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly massacre, a group of extremist Armenians in Paris demonstrated their intransigence with a violent protest outside the Église Saint-Roch, the concert venue. The protesters made a serious attempt to besiege the church and stop participants from attending the concert. One elderly lady struggling to access the church was thrown to the ground by Armenian thugs.

24/03/2017

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.

23/02/2017

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. 

23/02/2017

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.

23/02/2017

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.

23/02/2017

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.

20/02/2017

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. 

20/02/2017

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.

17/02/2017

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.

17/02/2017

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.

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