Armenia's provocation during Eurovision 2016 semi-final provokes protest

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Stockholm, May 11, AZERTAC

Depyty Director-General of Azerbaijan's Public Television and Radio Broadcasting Company Shaig Mammadov has protested against the raising of the flag of unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic during the first semi-final of Eurovision song contest in Stockholm, Sweden. “Nagorno-Karabakh is an international part of Azerbaijan and no country in the world recognizes Nagorno-Karabakh as independent,” said Mammadov in response to Armenian singer Iveta Mukuchyan who told a press conference that the flag was raised to symbolize her country's peaceful stance. “So raising the flag of the internationally recognized part of Azerbaijan, flag of the so-called Nagorno-Karabakh is completely contrary to international legal norms and principles.” “And I hope the Eurovision song contest Organizing Committee will take serious measures on this issue," Mammadov added.

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