Press Releases


Press Release: On 18 May, the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, located at the epicentre of London’s cultural life on the South Bank, resounded to the meditative and passionate sound of Azerbaijani mugham. The concert was sponsored by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS).


Press Release: From 10–13 May, over 1,000 performers and 550 horses from around the world staged a glittering pageant in the grounds of Windsor Castle in a stirring start to the major celebrations to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Each evening was attended by thousands of visitors. Alongside examples of horsemanship from such countries as Russia, Oman, and India, the Royal Windsor Horse Show featured three Karabakh horses and a troupe of dancers, who brought an Azerbaijani spirit to the proceedings.


Press Release: More than 250 Lords, MPs, Diplomats, academics, and businesspersons from Azerbaijan, Turkey and across Europe – including H.E. Ünal Çeviköz, Turkish Ambassador to the UK; H.E. Fakhraddin Gurbanov, Azerbaijani Ambassador to the UK, and H.E. Peter Bateman, UK Ambassador to Azerbaijan – attended the annual Business Forum organised by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) on 2 May. Hosted in the historic London venue of No.


Press Release: On 13 April, The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri) and the Center for Strategic Studies, under the Azerbaijani President (SAM), organised a landmark roundtable, entitled The Role of Azerbaijan in the European energy security strategy.


Press Release: On 3 April, the Azerbaijani film Hostage (Girov), directed by Eldar Guliev, was screened during a festival of ‘art’ films entitled L’Europe autour de l’Europe. The evening was organised by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) and Confrontations Europe.


Press Release: The murderous attacks which took place in the French towns of Montauban and Toulouse shocked all the religious communities in France. They triggered an emotional response from Azerbaijan, which has been the target of terrorist attacks in the past.


Press Release: On the evening of 24 March, the Mozart Room of the Old Opera House (Alte Oper) in Frankfurt am Main resounded to the sound of eight of the most talented piano students studying in music colleges across Germany or their international partner universities. These were the finalists in the prestigious Deutscher Pianistenpreis (German Piano Award), now in its second year, worth €20,000 (£16,700).


Press Release: On the morning of 15 March, members of the Azerbaijani community travelled to a clearing in St. Albans, north of London, to plant the final 13 of 613 saplings. This event was organised by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS). Each of these saplings represented one of the men, women and children whose lives were cut short 20 years ago during the massacre in Khojaly, in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.


Press Release: The French office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) was formally opened on 7 March at the 18th Century Maison des Polytechniciens, located near the diplomatic district of Paris, during an event attended by nearly 300 delegates.


Press Release: A stark reminder of one of the most heinous crimes of the ongoing Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh took place close to the Palace of Westminster at St. John’s, Smith Square, on 22 February. The event, organised by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), was attended by around 300 people – from the UK and other countries.