Turkey, WHO sign agreement to open office in Istanbul

10.07.2020 [10:41]
Turkey and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed an agreement on Thursday to open an office in the metropolis of Istanbul for humanitarian and health emergencies, according to Anadolu Agency. Once opened, the UN office will guide efforts to meet current needs in the novel ...

Spain reopens its borders to 12 non-EU countries

05.07.2020 [13:03]
On July 4, Spain reopened its borders to visitors from 12 non-EU countries. The 12 countries, including Australia, Canada, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia, Serbia and Uruguay, have been selected from an initial list of 15 agreed by the European Union ...

President of Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation participates in “Magtymguly and the Turkic world” video conference

29.06.2020 [17:22]
The international online conference titled “Magtymguly and the Turkic world” has been held. Co-organized by the Embassy of Turkmenistan in the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Institute of Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, the event was attended by the heads of international and public ...

Online drawing competition “Let’s Protect Our World: Traditions of the Turkic World” wraps up

29.06.2020 [16:44]
Organized by the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation, the online international drawing competition “Let’s Protect Our World: Traditions of the Turkic World” has wrapped up. The drawings which are divided into 12 categories: “Our Heritage”, “Dede Gorgud”, “Traditions” ...

Conan Doyle`s heirs sue Netflix

29.06.2020 [12:06]
The heirs of the English writer Arthur Conan Doyle sued Netflix, accusing the company of copyright infringement while creating the tape “Enola Holmes”, according to the World Today. As the publication writes The Independent, the film is based on a series of books ...

China Daily: Azerbaijan celebrates its past and present for world to see

25.06.2020 [17:36]
An influential English-language China Daily newspaper has published a full-page article highlighting Azerbaijan’s tourism potential, culture, traditions, geographical location and its must-see sights. Headlinned “Azerbaijan celebrates its past and present for world to see” ...

Egyptian film Hazihi Laylaty wins golden award at Geneva Film Festival

23.06.2020 [16:31]
Egyptian film “Hazihi Laylaty” (This is My Night) won the golden award in the official competition of the Geneva International Oriental Film Festival (FIFOG) in Switzerland, according to Egypt Independent. An online version of the festival was held between June 8 and 14 under the slogan ...

"My Little Prince" animated film wins international award in Seoul

22.06.2020 [13:15]
“My Little Prince”, animated film by Azanfilm Studio, has won the BRIGHT FUTURE nomination at the 8th Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival (GUKIFF) in South Korea. The online awards ceremony of the festival will be held on July 8 ...

Azerbaijani sweets to be demonstrated at Good Taste Festival in Poznan

19.06.2020 [11:13]
Azerbaijani sweets will be among other patterns to be demonstrated at the 14th International Good Taste Festival, due to be held in Poznan, Poland, from August 13 to 16. The festival will offer visitors an opportunity to see the culinary side of many corners of Poland ...

First international competitıon of musicians to be held

17.06.2020 [11:36]
Baku Music Academy named after Uzeyir Hajibayli is going to hold first international online competition of musicians-performers dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the secondary special music school-studio - the base scientific and experimental laboratory of the musical higher education institution ...

AZERTAC`s photo correspondent wins gold medal of International Federation of Photographic Art

12.06.2020 [16:19]
AZERTAC’s photo correspondent Ilgar Jafarov has won the gold medal of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) held at the “New-York Manhattan 2020” International Photography in the US, earning his 100th ...

UNESCO holds 209th session

09.06.2020 [12:12]
The 209th session of the UNESCO Executive Board has been held in a virtual format. Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to UNESCO, Ambassador Anar Karimov addressed the session. He touched upon ...

Movie by Azerbaijani director to be featured at 2020 Semaine de la Critique in Cannes

08.06.2020 [10:07]
Azerbaijani movie “Axşama doğru” (Towards Evening) by Teymur Hajiyev will be featured at the 59th edition of La Semaine de la Critique 2020 in Cannes, the date that`s rescheduled. Honouring its commitment, the parallel section of the Cannes festival ...

Azerbaijan`s “Steppe Man” wins 3 awards at international film festivals

04.06.2020 [08:54]
“Cholchu” (The Steppe Man), a movie by Azerbaijani filmmaker Shamil Aliyev, has been awarded in three categories at international film festivals held in Japan, Italy, Israel and the USA. In a voting held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the film won ...

Turkic World Museums week kicks off

20.05.2020 [15:12]
As part of the joint cooperation between the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation and the Republican Child and Youth Development Center of the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan, May 18-24, 2020, has been announced the “Week of Museums of the Turkic ...

ABBA’s ‘Waterloo’ Voted Best Eurovision Song Ever By BBC Viewers

18.05.2020 [15:47]
ABBA’s ‘Waterloo’ has been chosen by BBC viewers as the greatest Eurovision song of all time. The public vote, from a shortlist of some of the best-known songs in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, was conducted on the night that the 2020 final was due to take place in Rotterdam ...

Europe shined its light

17.05.2020 [11:15]
Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light has come to an end, and the light was bright. Participating countries, their artists, music and fans, were each honoured in a moment of connectedness that will no doubt go down in Eurovision history, according to Eurovision Song Contest Rotterdam 2020 ...

Azerbaijan to hold online presentations on International Museum Day

15.05.2020 [12:43]
International Museum Day is established at the initiative of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and held annually on May 18. The event highlights a specific theme that changes every year to promote cultural exchange and cooperation among ...

Kurt Cobain`s 'Unplugged' guitar has $1 million auction estimate

15.05.2020 [11:35]
Kurt Cobain`s cardigan sold for a record $334,000 last year. Now the acoustic guitar the punk rocker played for Nirvana`s 'MTV Unplugged' session, just five months before his death, is expected to fetch around $1 million at auction in June, according to ...