ARTSAKH (Nagorno-Karabakh) NEWS

Neither Karabakh, nor Armenia have ever politicized issue of Stepanakert
Armenpress.am
“It has been numerously stated on state level, both in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, that exploitation of Stepanakert airport has only humanitarian and civil purpose. It’s a must to see things the way they are and not fuel the situation with statements

Artsakh marks 25th anniversary of national liberation struggle
PanARMENIAN.Net
PanARMENIAN.Net – On February 12, 1988, national liberation movement against Azerbaijani invaders kicked off in Artsakh. Nagorno Karabakh Republic’s Hadrut town hosted the first rally, with participants urging for reunification of Artsakh with Armenia.

Paris hosts talks over Nagorno-Karabakh
EurActiv
Officials from Azerbaijan and Armenia met in Paris yesterday (28 January) for talks over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, which was the cause of a war that killed about 30,000 people in the early 1990s. Both Azerbaijan and Armenia are part 
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No other option but international recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh. NKR Prime 
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, JANUARY 29, ARMENPRESS: There is no other option but international recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Yet there is a long way for reaching it. Armenpress reports this was declared by Prime Minister of NKR Arayik Harutyunyan in the 

Zarakolu: Turkey Continues to Violate Armenians’ Rights
Armenian Weekly
“Instead of redeeming the sins of the past, Turkey is trying to interfere with the Karabagh issue and impose its position. What’s interesting is that by 

Armenian News – Surgeons Changing Lives in Artsakh | HyeBiz
Armenia News, Features & Commentary – In September, surgeons Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian and Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian began a one-week joint surgical 
www.hyebiz.com/surgeons-changing-lives-in-artsakh-2012-12…

US can play crucial role in Karabakh peace process – expert 
Russia remains a key factor in Azerbaijan-Armenia relations…
news.am/eng/news/133145.html

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict takes centre stage at EU–Azerbaijan 
On 17 December 2012, the Cooperation Council between the European Union ( EU) and Azerbaijan held its thirteenth meeting in Brussels, with the 
teas.eu/news-nagorno-karabakh-conflict-takes-centre-stage-eu…

Hrant Melik-Shahnazaryan: Artsakh should follow the example of Palestine
Public Radio of Armenia
Political scientist Hrant Melik-Shahnazaryan considers Artsakh should follow the example of Palestine. According to him, we must take note of the fact that the world is moving along the path of recognition of independence of states on the basis of the 
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EU stresses importance of Karabakh issue peaceful settlement and 
Committee has adopted Final Statement and Recommendations pursuant to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Armenia and EU…
news.am/eng/news/130578.html

Artsakh participates in Youth in Action project
PanARMENIAN.Net
PanARMENIAN.Net – Artsakh Youth Development Center NGO representatives participated on Switzerland-hosted Youth in Action project. The EU-funded project brought together 17 people from 6 countries, including Switzerland, France, Armenia,Artsakh 

Raffi Hovannisian: “Speaking of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, one should not use 
APA
Baku. Victoria Dementeva – APA. “I think that the sides should set aside the legacy of the past and treat themselves critically”, Leader of the “Heritage” Party of Armenia Raffi Hovannisian, who attended the meeting of the International Conference of 

Artsakh is Armenia and that is all”: today is the birthday of Armenian hero 

Times.am
Today is the birthday of Armenian hero, participant and hero of Artsakh war Leonid Azgaldyan. According to Wikipedia, free encyclopedia, L. Azgaldian was born on 22 November 1942 in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR in a family of Ruben Azgaldian, who was 

Artsakh President calls for enthusiastic participation in Telethon-2012
Panorama.am
Since the very formation of the Artsakh independent statehood each of you has directly been involved in the process of making the native land prosperous and developed. It is hard to imagine any sphere where your presence would not be evident. As a 

Israel backs Azerbaijan as strategic partner
New Europe
An Armenian soldier of the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabagh on the border with Azerbaijan, 25 October 2012. | AFP PHOTO/KAREN MINASYAN On 29 

Heavy duty: Karabakh assembles famous Russian trucks for its machinery needsArmeniaNow.com
First “made-in-Karabakh” Kamaz vehicles are now ready to be used for the needs of capital Stepanakert and elsewhere. Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Prime Minister Ara Harutyunyan visited the AKA 27-18 company that specializes in car manufacturing to see 
Analyst Giragosian: Amazed that FMs of Armenia & Azerbaijan Met At All
Hetq Online
According to political analyst Richard Giragosian, the reason that the parliament of New South Wales passed a resolution recognizing the right of the people of Artsakh to self-determination is because Artsakh’s diplomacy is getting stronger. “The Australian

Syrian Armenians who come to Nagorno-Karabakh prefer Kashatag 
Armenian families, who come from Syria, prefer to settle in the Kashatag Districts out of all seven districts of Nagorno-Karabakh. The Kashatag Districts has 

Azerbaijan admits no alternative to Artsakh recognition
Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am
It is necessary to state that the fact opens a way to the international recognition of Artsakh[Nagorno-Karabakh], while on the other hand Azerbaijan admits it has no alternative to Artsakhrecognition,” Sharmazanov claimed. News from Armenia – NEWS.am 

Artsakh ex-minister: Australian state recognition of NKR message to Baku
PanARMENIAN.Net
PanARMENIAN.Net – Former foreign minister of Artsakh commented on Australian largest New South Wales state’s recognition of NKR. “Australia’s New South Wales is not a remote state. Home to the country’s 1/3 population, Australia’s largest city Sydney ..
Rep. Schiff: Time to Refocus on Artsakh
Asbarez Armenian News
BY REPRESENTATIVE ADAM B. SCHIFF. When the Soviet Union broke apart twenty years ago, simmering ethnic and regional conflicts that had been suppressed for decades reemerged with great suddenness. Concentrated in the Caucasus, the fighting has 

Artsakh celebrates Stepanakert Day | Public Radio of Armenia
On 13 October President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan participated in the festive events dedicated to the Day of Stepanakert.

NKR Foreign Ministry’s response to Azerbaijani representative’s letter 
Panorama.am
The response of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic has been circulated to the UN General Assembly and Security Council with regard to the letters of the representative of Azerbaijan to the UN on presidential elections held 

Iranian expert: Ilham Aliyev’s bellicose statements addressed to NKR target 
Panorama.am
Commenting on the Azerbaijani President’s constant bellicose statements addressed to Nagorno-Karabakh, the Iranian expert said, “Over the past years, Azerbaijan has repeatedly threatened war against Armenia. But its threat was never carried out. The 

Azerbaijani flag will be raised in Shusha and Khankandi – Ilham Aliyev
News.Az
Nagorno Karabakh is the Azerbaijani land, it will remain an Azerbaijani land and the flag of Azerbaijan will be raised in Shusha and Khankandi. According to the official website for the President of Azerbaijan, the statement came from President of 

” If all…” film about the war in Artsakh entered into ”Oscar” award 
Armenpress.am
film telling about Artsakh war entered into American Academy “Oscar” award extended list to be nominated in “Best foreign film” category. The film was directed by Natalia Belyausken under the auspices of Serzh Sargsyan, the President of the Republic of 

ARTSAKH NEWSLETTER / September 1- 15, 2012
ARTSAKH NEWSLETTER / September 1- 15, 2012. Artsakh Newsletter summarizes key developments in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, Artsakh and is 

“Youth Forum of Artsakh – 2012″ have launched in Gandzasar 
Yesterday the “Youth Forum of Artsakh – 2012″ launched in the “Gandzasar” camp ,located in the village Vank of Martakert region,the goal of the Youth Forum is 

Karabakh Azeri community issues protest to European youth group 
The Azerbaijani Community of Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan has sent a statement of protest to President of the European Youth Forum (AEGEE 

Davutoglu’s statement points at Turkey’s biased approach to Karabakh process 
Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am
Turkish FM’s statement made in UN once again reveals Ankara’s aspiration to be engaged in the Karabakh peace process, expert in Turkic studies Ruben Melkonyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am. He commented on the remark of Ahmet Davutoglu made 
Yerevan-Stepanakert flights to resume soon
Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am
Earlier the agency informed that the international airport of Stepanakert, Artsakh[Nagorno-Karabakh] will reopen in the coming week. The airport is going to serve 100 passengers in hour, while the Air Artsakh will implement the flights. To note ..

Artsakh delivers food aid for Syrian-Armenians
Panorama.am
 aid is part of ‘Help Your Brother’ civil initiative, NKR Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Aghabekyan said. The aid will be continuous – exclusively high quality Artsakh products will be dispatched for Syrian-Armenians, the NKR official noted. Source 

Canadian MP hails election process in Artsakh
PanARMENIAN.Net
The Azerbaijani party’s actions were severely criticized also by Mr. Karygiannis, who pledged to continue his efforts to ensure that the political circles in Canada learn more about Artsakh and the real situation in the republic, reported the NKR MFA ..
Youth in Artsakh rally against the Azerbaijani-Hungarian deal
Public Radio of Armenia
 young people burnt the Azerbaijani flag and a symbolic axe with the picture of the Azerbaijani President on it. Under the sounds of the anthems of Armenia and Artsakhthe participants of the march laid flowers at the memorial to the Sumgayit ..

Armenia and Artsakh to participate in travel expo in France 
National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia and Artsakh [Nagorno- Karabakh Republic] representatives along with the Armenian travel companies will 

Blood money: Each drop of Gourguen Margaryan’s blood is being sold 
Panorama.am
Of all the thousands Armenians who have fallen during the Karabagh War and have given their lives to keep Karabagh free and Armenian, it is Lt Gourguen 

Quite favorable atmosphere is established in Artsakh
Aysor
On 15 September Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan partook at the opening of “Political Parties in Modern Democratic Systems” Round Table launched in Stepanakert and delivered there a welcoming address. Political parties represented in the 

The Artsakh youth NGOs urge not to provide arms to fascist Azerbaijan
We say that condemning announcements are not enough to refrain from repetition of such cases.

Exhibit organized by Artsakh artists’ union (photoset 
Photoreport: 13.09.12. Search. Invalid query. Exhibit organized by Artsakh artists’ union. 9. Ribbon · Tweet · Email · Exhibit organized by Artsakh artists’ union 

INSIGHT-If Caucasus erupts, war could spread
Reuters
When the ethnic Armenian majority in Nagorno-Karabakh declared independence as the Soviet Union collapsed, and took over more Azeri territory outside the region than within it, ChristianArmenia avoided direct war with Muslim Azerbaijan. It now says it ..

Arstakh young urges to suspend weapon purchase to Azerbaijan
Armenpress.am
”We namely Artsakh youth organization representatives express our deep concern over the transfer of Ramil Safarov, axe murderer assassinating innocent Armenian, Gurgen Margaryan and over his granting heroism title. Thoroughly following up the 

ACTIVITY OF THE ARMENIAN EVANGELICALS IN ARTSAKH
Artsakh has been a stage for the activity of the Armenian Evangelicals for about two hundred years. In both pre-Soviet and post-Soviet periods the Evangelicals 

Armenian News – SPEECH OF ARTSAKH REPUBLIC PRESIDENT 
Respected President of the Republic of Armenia, Your Eminences, Respected President Ghoukasyan, Generals and Officers, Dear compatriots, Respected 

Serzh Sargsyan, Bako Sahakyan attend reopening of basic school in Artsakh
Panorama.am
On September 8, Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan, along with President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, attended a solemn ceremony of reopening the basic school named after Khachatur Abovyan in the town of Shoushi, overhauled 

Lavrov and Clinton discuss Karabakh peace process
Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am
To note, the international community focused more on the Karabakh conflict following Hungary’s extradition of Ramil Safarov to Azerbaijan, where he was granted pardon. These actions by the Hungarian and Azerbaijani authorities caused resentment in both

Nagorno-Karabakh president holds meeting of National Security 
What has happened is actually a reflection of a disgusting political, moral and psychological atmosphere in Azerbaijan, which is actually a reflection of its fascist 
www.tert.am/en/news/2012/09/…/anvtangutyan-khorhrdi-nist/

Sasun Mikayelyan: Armenia, Artsakh should be proclaimed a united republic
Panorama.am
 that Azerbaijan could instigate a war at any moment without thinking about the consequences. I think the parliaments of the two countries should hold a referendum to proclaim Armenia and Artsakha united republic,” said Mikayelyan. Source: Panorama 

Representatives of the “Artsakh Roots Investment” Organization in 
In 2008 a congress was convoked in Berdzor with the participation of Armenian businessmen all over the world and Artsakh authorities. Armenian businessmen 

Armenia Considers Recognizing Nagorno Karabakh’s Independence
EurasiaNet
To Armenia, Azerbaijan’s recent pardoning of Lieutenant Ramil Safarov, convicted of the 2004 axe murder of an Armenian army officer during a training in Budapest, was a slap in the face. Now, Armenia is contemplating a response that could take the two 

S.D. Hunchakian Youth Mark The Independence of Artsakh 
To mark the 21st anniversary of the Independence of Artsakh, Sarkis Dkhruni Students and the Youth Union of Social Democrat Hunchakian Party (SDHP) paid 

Awards in connection with the 21st anniversary of Artsakh Republic proclamation
Times.am
In connection with the 21st anniversary of the Artsakh Republic proclamation President Bako Sahakyan signed decrees on awarding medals and honorary titles of the NKR. Central Information Department of the Office of Artsakh Republic President informs

57-Member Lebanese Delegation in Artsakh | Business | Lragir.am 
A Lebanese delegation composed of 57 businessmen will be visiting Karabakh on August 31-September 4. Besides official meetings, the businessmen will get 
www.lragir.am/engsrc/economy27241.html

Artsakh Republic is full-fledged democratic state
Aysor
Artsakh Republic is institutionally full-fledged, it demonstrates the best democratic traditions in the region by all criteria,” said political scientist Levon Shirinyan touching upon the 21th anniversary of the NKR independence. According to him 

Armenia: Dispute Darkens Relations With Hungary
New York Times
Armenia said it was suspending diplomatic relations with Hungary on Friday because Hungary had allowed a soldier from Azerbaijan who killed an Armenian officer in 2004 to return home, where he was immediately pardoned and freed. The dispute erupted 

Turkey, Nagorno-Karabakh and the South Caucasus
It continues to control the internationally recognized Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh as well as occupying a further seven surrounding provinces, with 
www.todayszaman.com/columnist-290680-turkey-nagorno-ka…

Artsakh leader, Armenian youth orchestra conductor discuss cooperation
PanARMENIAN.Net
Net – Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan met Tuesday, Aug 28, with director and conductor of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia (SYOA), 

Artsakh Patara Village is Ready to Accept Syrian-Armenians
I hope that this step will be the beginning of a great campaign, and as a result it will be possible to find several hundred houses in different villages of Artsakh.
www.1in.am/eng/scaucasus_karabakh_1511.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/28/letter-from-stepanakert-azerbaijan?fb=native&CMP=FBCNETTXT9037&#start-of-comments

The leafy boulevards of Stepanakert, in Nagorno-Karabakh, are beginning to attract visitors, but to most of the international community the republic doesn’t exist

ANCA expands foreign aid priorities
Public Radio of Armenia
 has expanded the Armenian American community’s traditional foreign aid focus of increasing aid to Armenia and Artsakh and cutting it for Turkey and 

More tourists in Nagorno-Karabakh – Armenian News | Tert.am
Tourists are attracted by the ancient historical monuments, the magnificent nature and picturesque canyons…
www.tert.am/en/news/2012/08/21/lx-tourists/

It is high time for Artsakh to be involved in the NK conflict settlement 
We need time to have progress in this issue and be able to justify. The most important thing is that we have won and will reach the recognition of NKR.
armenpress.am/…/it-is-high-time-for-artsakh-to-be-involved-in…

Russia hopes for progress in Karabakh settlement this year 
Russia hopes for progress in the resolution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over NagornoKarabakh in 2012-2013, a senior Russian official has said.
www.azernews.az/azerbaijan/42847.html

The History of Europe Podcast: A brief roundup of Nagorno-Karabakh
Nagorno-Karabakh is another one of those autonomous regions in Europe that is a de facto independent nation that is not fully recognized by other nations.
thehistoryofeuropepodcast.blogspot.com/…/a-brief-roundup-o…

Nagorno-Karabakh presidential election meet international standards
Americans for Artsakh welcomes the high voter turnout and successful elections in Nagorno-Karabakh
www.tert.am/en/news/2012/08/08/nkr-elections1/

Russia separates the relations with Armenia as a Caucasian partner: Konstantin 
Armenpress.am
Yerevan, August 11, ARMENPRESS: During the meeting between the Presidents of Armenia and Russia Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin held in Moscow on August 8 the Armenian-Russian strategic partnership and the willingness to strengthen it were .

Azerbaijan Warns against Settling Syrian Refugees in Karabakh 
According to the Armenian media, the far-right Dashnaktsutyun Party has created a special committee in the de facto Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh to deal with 

Syrian crisis to affect Nagorno-Karabakh
vestnik kavkaza
According to Armenian media, Nagorno-Karabakh Prime Minister Ara Arutyunyan told young people at the Aspet Camp that he would offer Syrian Armenians free education. Azerbaijan responded with messages to international organizations and co-chairs of .
An Interview with Baku Pogrom Survivor Anna Turcotte
Asbarez Armenian News
The independence of Artsakh was also a major factor that escalated Azeri hostility towards Armenians. Despite the fear, it is Artsakh’s right to be independent. We suffered for something, and have to make sure this [Artsakh’s international recognition

Armenian News – THE ELECTIONS IN ARTSAKH AND THE NEW …
Although a little over half a month has already passed since the date of the presidential elections in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, this political event still …
www.armtown.com/news/en/aza/20120806/776/

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Artsakh President signs laws – Politics – Panorama | Armenian news
Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan signed Law on Medical Assistance to Donation of Human Blood, its Components and Transfusions and Law on Making an …
www.panorama.am/en/politics/2012/07/10/bako-sahakyan/

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