Khojaly Commemoration Istanbul 2014
The victims of the Khojaly Massacre have been remembered with a moving tribute in Ortakoy Square, Istanbul, organised by TEAS Turkey, on 25 February. This commemorated the death of 613 civilians during the night of 25–26 February 1992 in the worst single incident of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The event included personal testimony from Khojaly survivor Khazangul Amirova, who lost both her parents and sister during the massacre. After a minute’s silence, the commemoration evening culminated in a simple, yet poignant act, with 613 special light balloons being simultaneously released by Istanbul residents into the night sky over the Bosphorus – one for every man, woman and child killed in the tragedy. This film features highlights of the event.
Paris Khojaly Concert
On 24 February, around 260 diplomats, friends of Azerbaijan and music-lovers listened to an outstanding concert in the historic 18th century Église Saint-Roch in the first arrondissement of Paris, organised by the French office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS). This featured a rich and vibrant programme of Azerbaijani and European classical music. These works were performed to commemorate the lives of the 613 civilian men, women and children, who were the victims of the Khojaly Massacre, which occurred on 26 February 1992. This film features the highlights of this event.
Khojaly Commemoration Concert 2014
More than 400 diplomats, friends of Azerbaijan and music-lovers attended an outstanding concert in the 18th century St. John’s, Smith Square, organised by TEAS. This featured a rich and vibrant programme of Azerbaijani and European classical music. The concert commemorated the lives of the 613 civilian men, women and children who were the victims of the Khojaly Massacre, which occurred on 26 February 1992. This film features some of the musical highlights, combined with reflections from audience members and some of those involved with the concert.
TEAS Gallery 2008-2013
TEAS 5 year Anniversary animation
Interview: Al Cook, Vice-President, Shah Deniz Development, BP
Al Cook, interviewed on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum 2014, is responsible for the integrated leadership for development of the Shah Deniz field in the Caspian Sea, which holds an estimated 1.2tn m3 of gas. In December 2013, a $45bn final investment decision (FID) was signed between the BP-led Shah Deniz Consortium and Azerbaijani government. This will see Azerbaijani Caspian gas flowing through the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) and Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) to Italy. Initial production will be 16bn m3 (bcm) per annum, increasing to 23bcm by 2023. In this interview, Al outlines the logistical and technical hurdles that are being overcome, the future impact of TAP and TANAP on gas prices and Azerbaijan’s role as an energy transit nation.
Interview with Gustaf Nobel, Chairman, Nobel Sustainability Trust
Gustaf Nobel, interviewed on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum 2014, is a Swedish businessman and humanitarian. He is the great-grandson of Ludvig Nobel, founder of Branobel, which mechanised oil extraction and transportation in Baku in the late 19th century. In this interview, he speaks about the innovations of his family, the objectives of the Nobel Sustainability Trust, and how Nobel-led innovation may return to Azerbaijan in an environmentally-aware age.
Interview: Matthew Bryza, Former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan; Director, International Centre for Defence Studies
Matthew Bryza, a US diplomat with over 20 years’ experience, was interviewed on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum 2014. In this wide-ranging interview, he speaks on Azerbaijan’s geopolitical importance to the US, the prospects for peace in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and particularly the role of the OSCE Minsk Group, Azerbaijan’s importance as a secure future energy source; and the impact of the American-Armenian lobby.
Interview: Mehmet Öğütçü, Chairman, Global Resources Corporation
Mehmet Öğütçü, interviewed on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum 2014, has over 30 years’ experience across roles in government, diplomacy, international organisations (NATO, IEA, OECD), banking, and energy. In this interview, he reflects on the recent agreements between the Azerbaijani government and western companies that are making the Southern Gas Corridor a reality, the country’s future role as an energy transit nation, and the ongoing role of Gazprom.
Interview with Ilham Aliyev
Interview: Ilham Aliyev, Deputy Executive Director, Azerbaijan Investment Company (AIC)
Ilham Aliyev was interviewed on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum 2014 about the activities of the AIC. Established by Presidential Decree in 2006, the objective of the AIC is to support development of the non-oil sector of the economy via equity injection. It particularly aims to attract foreign investment into the non-oil sector. In the interview, Ilham outlines some of the current AIC projects and explains why these should be of interest to UK investors.