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HEAD UP, GENERAL!

Recently commander of the air defense of Azerbaijani Armed Forces, Major General Altay Mehdiyev has been dismissed from the service. He is one of the most famous high-ranking military of Azerbaijan, participant of the Karabakh war. Perhaps the main reason for the dismissal of General was his national identity.

"BLACK AND GREEN” PLAGUE: FROM ALEPPO TO PARIS

Islamic extremism, as both religious and political force, in the beginning was aimed at fighting against the expansion of the spheres of influence of the superpowers in the name of independence of Muslim countries, but year after year it has changed dramatically and at this stage it is used by the same superpowers to clarify the relationship between themselves.

GLASS-HOUSE

It is already the second month, that “Talyshistan National Television” is aired. 15 TV shows that have made an action of a bomb explosion in Azerbaijan. Today, Azerbaijan is facing a dilemma: to react to it, which is tantamount to adding fuel to the fire, or pretend that nothing is happening, but that is not possible, too?
Here are some thoughts of Talysh poet Zabil Madozh.

PAUL GOBLE… SPOKE AGAIN

In our memory is still fresh American political analyst and former (?) CIA officer Paul Goble’s notorious plan which made a lot of noise, anti-Armenian and pro-Azerbaijani essence of which was understandable even for people very far from politics. It is about the generally known plan on the exchange of territories, according to which the Armenians had to surrender Meghri and in return receive part of Artsakh.

"SYRIAN CRISIS AFFECTED LEBANON..."

he world is increasingly talking about the new realities in the Middle East. If before on the front-pages of news was “Arab revolution”, now in the center of the international community are the actions of Islamic extremists, who leave their profound impact on the countries of the region, including Lebanon, where the platoon of Armenian peacekeepers in the Italian contingent is fulfilling its peacekeeping mission.
What is the situation in Lebanon? What are the challenges before he stands in the conditions of the “Islamic State’s” actions?
Arabist, an expert on regional issues Armen Petrosyan answers these questions.

On November 29 the first program of the National Television of Talyshistan aired. His main anchor is national poet Zabil Madozh.
The following programs will be telecasted: “Talyshistan and the world,” “History, culture and ethnography of Talyshistan”, “Our religion – Islam,” “Talysh cuisine”, “Weather forecast”, etc.
The following author’s programs will also be broadcasted: 1) “Friday with Fahraddin Aboszoda”, anchor: well-known Talysh intellectual, speaker of Talysh-Mughan Autonomous Republic Fahraddin Aboszoda; 2) “Talyshstvo”, anchor: chairman of the committee to protect the rights of the Talysh people Zahiraddin Ibrahimov.

NOTHING WILL CHANGE WITH APPOINTMENT OF MAHCHUPYAN

Towards the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Armenian writer from Istanbul, journalist, publicist Etienne Mahchupyan was appointed chief adviser to the Prime Minister of Turkey. It seems he is the only not Muslim in the Turkish government. Davutoghlu, commenting this appointment, said, that ethnicity of the chief adviser has no relation to his appointment.
What is the purpose of this political move on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Genocide? What impact it will have on the Armenian-Turkish relations?