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Azerbaijan gives Anadolu Agency award for coverage during Karabakh War

Türkiye's leading news agency receives Ekinci award, named after Azerbaijan's first Turkish newspaper

Ruslan Rehimov   | 21.07.2022
Azerbaijan gives Anadolu Agency award for coverage during Karabakh War

BAKU, Azerbaijan

Anadolu Agency received an award Thursday by Azerbaijan for its coverage of the Karabakh War.

Azerbaijan gave the Ekinci Award, named after Azerbaijan's first Turkish newspaper, for Türkiye's leading news agency’s reports on the war and the reconstruction and revival process of the regions liberated from Armenian occupation.

The Azerbaijan National Press Day Award Ceremony was held in the country's capital of Baku with attendance by politicians, artists and the media.

Relations between the two former Soviet countries have been tense since 1991 when the Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, a territory internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, and seven adjacent regions.

New clashes erupted in September 2020 and the 44-day conflict saw Azerbaijan liberate several cities and more than 300 settlements and villages that were occupied by Armenia for almost 30 years.

A tripartite agreement was brokered by Russia to bring an end to the war in November 2020.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar

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