Azeri MP presents to CE Committee of Ministers document on fires in occupied territory of Azerbaijan

Samed Seyidov, the Azerbaijani parliamentary representative to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, submitted to the CE Committee of Ministers recommendations titled Massive fires in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan committed by Armenia and Mountainous Karabakh separatists during the last 20 days, Trend reports

Recommendation 10992 was undersigned by 11 parliamentarians, including PACE co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan, Andreas Herkel.

After the occupation of the Mountainous Karabakh and seven other regions of Azerbaijan and ethnic cleansing of Azerbaijanis therein followed by seizure and misappropriation of Azerbaijani cultural heritage as well as Armenian forces have recently launched another unprecedented horrible crime against humanity. At the beginning of June 2006, the Armenian occupational forces and the Mountainous Karabakh separatist forces controlled by them initiated the massive burning in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. The fires were extensively spread particularly in the occupied villages of Aghdam, Fizuli, Jabrayil, Tartar and Khojavand regions. The massive fires covered thousands of hectares of territories as well as causing severe damage to the environment and nature, stretching over the lands being under the control of Azerbaijan.

As a result of the fires of 20 days duration, the occupied villages of Yusifjanly, Novruzlu, Marzili, Baghbanly, Shabybaly, Sarijaly, Seyidly, Gyulchuluk, Javahirli, Shahbulag, Magsudlu and Bash Garvand of the Aghdam region, have been burnt to the ground.

Nothing is left out of thousands of hectares of vegetation on this land. Houses, buildings, historical and cultural monuments, religious shrines and places of worship belonging to Azerbaijanis have been completely destroyed.

The fire dispersed over the villages of Shykhbabaly, Marzili, Khidirly, Afatli, Garadaghly, Mahrizly, Kangarli, Chalik, Zangishahly, Chamanli, Ahmadaghaly, Chyragly, Goytapa, Goytapa and the land named Ergi, and burnt all the grasslands and caused considerable damage to greenery.

On the 132.2 sq. kms area a number of towns, villages, agricultural lands, cultural and historical monuments, existing flora and fauna, living dwellings have been destroyed or burnt by the fire. According to the calculations, as a result of only recent fires, the environmental damage amount is estimated at millions of US dollars.

In consequence of recent fires, a number of ancient historical monuments of Azerbaijan have been destroyed. Ancient cultural monument on the territory of Khojavand region, the Avshars cemetery, Nargiz tapa which is rich in monuments referring to the second millennium at the beginning of our era and is considered as the reserve area, have been completely ruined and have become worthless.

Having expressed its deep concern over the ecological tragedy taking place in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan the Assembly encourages the Committee of Ministers:

- to call immediately on the Council of Europe member states to take the necessary steps to influence Armenia to extinguish fires in the occupied Azerbaijani lands;

- to stop inflicting damage on the flora and fauna as well as Azerbaijani cultural heritage on the occupied territories of Azerbaijan;

- to call on Armenian authorities to give necessary access to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency to immediately overcome the ecological disaster in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.

Iran exploring for new oil and gas fields
Iran exploring for new oil and gas fields
Iran's North-West Railways boosts its revenues
Iran's North-West Railways boosts its revenues
Loans to be issued to enterprises in Iran's Yazd Province
Loans to be issued to enterprises in Iran's Yazd Province
Loading Bars
Kuwait reports 385 new COVID-19 cases, 99,434 in total
Biden blasts Trump's plan to push Supreme Court nominee ahead of election
Australia heads for lowest virus count in three months
Iran exploring for new oil and gas fields
5.1-magnitude quake jolts central Turkey
Czech government could declare coronavirus state of emergency, says minister
U.S. sets record with over 1 million coronavirus tests in a day
Turkey records 1,516 new COVID-19 cases
Iran's North-West Railways boosts its revenues
Loans to be issued to enterprises in Iran's Yazd Province
11 Georgian interior ministry employees test positive for coronavirus
Weekly review of major events in transport sector of Azerbaijan
Amount of loans issued by Iranian banks revealed
Kazakhstan considering possibility of creating several new digital products
Weekly review of developments in Azerbaijan's financial market
Africa's COVID-19 cases near 1.4 mln as death toll hits 33,818
Britain is at COVID-19 tipping point, health minister says
22 Thai provinces hard-hit by flash floods due to tropical storm Noul
Production of Iran's Esfahan Steel Company announced
Iran's oil exports process improved
Azerbaijan's state service lists criterias for tender transparency
Uzbekistan's cement import from Turkey more than halves
Azerbaijan's Agroleasing OJSC opens tender to purchase IT equipment
Salehi: There’s no problem for Iran to fulfill its nuclear obligations
Kazakh industrial enterprises switching to best available technologies
Japan's new prime minister Suga, Trump hold first talks by phone
Eurasia Review publishes article on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict
Georgia’s hotels increase number of served guests
President Ilham Aliyev makes Facebook post on Oil Workers Day (PHOTO)
Export of Azerbaijani products to Belarus increases sixfold
National Iranian Steel Company reveals its production
International Sea Port of Turkmenbashi opens tender for repair of equipment
Bahar Azadi gold coin price again rising in Iran
Turkey’s Ministry of Agriculture opens tender to attract consulting services
Iranian Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale September 21
Kyrgyzstan reports 81 new COVID-19 cases
European tourism industry owners keen on investment in Gorgan tourism sites: Official
Tbilisi joins European Mobility Week
Azerbaijan reports 154 new COVID-19 recoveries
Azerbaijan’s Azersu company opens tender to buy polypropylene fittings
Number of people infected with coronavirus pandemic in Iran exceeds 420,000
Turkish Presidential Administration: Any aggression against Azerbaijan - aggression against Turkey
Russia's COVID-19 cases up 6,148 to 1,103,399
Income growth in Uzbekistan slows down amid COVID-19
Demand for Kazakhstan among Turkish job seekers soars
Value of Iranian mining companies’ shares spike
Kazakhstan's National Bank talks COVID's impact on IT segment, mobile banking in country
128 new COVID-19 infections confirmed in Egypt
Georgia reports 196 new COVID-19 cases
Turkey offers international training on combatting desertification
Eni Turkmenistan Limited opens tender for supply of industrial lube oil
Iran discloses details of cement exports
Azerbaijan’s import of Ukrainian-made products down
First steam unit of Iran's Ferdowsi TPP launched
2 soldiers killed in operation against militants in NW Pakistan
Member of Tbilisi Sakrebulo confirmed with coronavirus
Tehran to host 1st Eurasian exhibition by end of year
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 30 times
Kazakhstan confirms 63 new COVID-19 cases
TikTok hopes three-party agreement between ByteDance, Oracle, Walmart to resolve U.S. concerns
US Department of Commerce postpones TikTok download ban for a week
UNWTO talks ways to restore tourism in Turkmenistan in post-pandemic period
Viola von Cramon: Georgia is moving in right direction, I hope that this tradition will continue at 2020 elections
About 9,000 migrants on Greece's Lesbos move into tent camp after fire
UK's Johnson to levy 10,000 pound fine on COVID-19 rule-breakers
Canadians urged to take action against spread of COVID-19 as caseload reaches 141,911
Death toll from COVID-19 in Brazil over 136,000
UK daily coronavirus cases hit four-month high with 4,422 more cases
Trump says he’s approved Oracle deal for U.S. Tiktok
Iran's Zarif says world should oppose U.S. sanctions or expect same
Rolls-Royce plans to raise up to £2.5 billion as COVID-19 bites
Moscow's death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases rises by 13 - crisis center
Turkey reports 1,538 new COVID-19 cases, 68 deaths
Tajikistan decreases export volumes to Kazakhstan
Police clash with protesters at anti-lockdown demonstration in London
Georgian PM: Our victory must be an economically strong, educated, fair and European state
Iran's Persian Gulf Bid Boland Gas Refining Company declares amount of revenues to be received
Uzbekistan’s car manufacturing company to issue shares for public offering
Trump says he will name Supreme Court successor to liberal Ginsburg 'without delay'
Commander of Azerbaijani Naval Forces comments on information in social networks about Turkish coordinating officer
Gas transportation in Iran expands
Two dead as destructive storm Ianos hits central Greece
Kazakhstan decreases goods export to Ukraine amid COVID-19
Iran and Turkey's gas trade depends on future exploration in the Black Sea
President: If Azerbaijan had been an independent country then, we could have become the richest country in the world
Poland reports over 1,000 new COVID-19 infections, record high since outbreak
CEC sets coronavirus-related safety guidelines for Election Day
China's economy remains resilient despite external risks, says Xi
Iran's Bahar Azadi gold coin price falling
Iranian Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale September 20
Azerbaijani energy minister stresses importance of co-op within OPEC + format
Ukraine becomes popular destination for Turkish citizens looking for job
General Inspection Organization of Iran strengthen monitoring of banks
Uzbek-Chinese Asia Trans Gas to buy coolant and lubricants via tender
President Ilham Aliyev: The activities of our oil workers serve the interests of the Azerbaijani people
Madrid residents facing localised lockdown doubt curbs will work
TikTok files complaint against Trump administration to try to block U.S. ban
Geostat: Milk, meat production up in Georgia
Germany plans reform to avoid bankruptcy wave due to corona
Turkey decreases value of trade with Turkmenistan
All news