Azerbaijanis protest German TV channel
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 26 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
The German-Azerbaijani Coordination Center sent a letter of protest this week to the German ARTE television channel.
The center claimed in the letter that Jean Marie Barrer's film, "On Top of the World," distorts the truth about the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The film was broadcast on ARTE July 14 and July 21.
The center wrote that the film presents the Karabakh conflict solely from an Armenian point of view. Such one-sided media investigations are unacceptable in a democratic society, the center added, stressing that the film failed to mention the Khojaly tragedy and Azerbaijan's IDPs.
"This is inconsistent with the professional ethics of European media," the letter proclaimed.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the United States - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.