Azerbaijan, Turkey should expose lies of Armenians
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.11
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
The year 2015 will be even more significant for media of Azerbaijan and Turkey, said the chairman of the Press Council Aflatun Amashov, speaking Dec.11 in Baku at an international conference on the theme "Media of Turkey and Azerbaijan: Historical parallels and the shift from traditional media to online media."
"We must work together to expose the lies regarding the so-called Armenian genocide, convey the truth about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and Khojaly genocide to the world community," he said.
The media is developing dynamically in the modern globalizing world, according to Amashov. Half the population considers news portals as the main source of information, according to the observations made in recent years in Azerbaijan. "It is estimated that in 2020 this figure will reach 85 percent," he said. "In Turkey, the situation is the same."
He also said that both countries should cooperate in this field for the transition from traditional media to online media.
Chairman of the Board said that one of the main goals of the conference is to further strengthen ties between the Azerbaijani and Turkish journalists, as well as between journalists' organizations of Turkic-speaking countries.
The conference is the third project carried out within the framework of cooperation of media of Azerbaijan and Turkey.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Edited by CN