Press Review 08/19/14

Official newspapers publish articles on the development of Azerbaijan, which has become "Island of stability" and the allocation of 1.7 million manat for the construction of roads in Khachmaz.

The Azerbaijan newspaper rejects international criticism of human rights violations, and states that "all attempts against our national interests are failing."

The paper calls the committee created to protect the rights of Leyla Yunus "a committee, which protects the traitors."

Azadlig in turn says that Baku is seriously concerned about international criticism and uses all efforts to neutralize this criticism.

Unable to work, the Institute of Reporters Freedom and Safety (IRFS) says that the Council of Europe has turned a blind eye to Azerbaijan ignoring the principles of the organization.



The United States refused to sell Azerbaijan armored vehicles of multi-purpose use withdrawn from Afghanistan.

Scientists believe the the current dry summer will have negative consequences for many more years.

Bizim Yol writes that the State Property Committee has sold shares of 413 citizens without their knowledge, which is regarded as "an unprecedented fraud by SPC."


Azerbaijan is experiencing a grain crisis and this will lead to higher prices for food products, experts say.

Yeni Musavat claims that large supermarkets in the country have banned the drinks Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite.

The owner of the shopping center Bina, Kabira Mamedova is a business partner of an Armenian named Dato, who lives in Moscow.

The footballer Afran Ismailov says about the disappearance of his $ 400 000,

stored in the Bank of Azerbaijan owned by the businessman Hafiz Mammadov.

The Director of the Institute of Media Rights, Rashid Hajili says that because of the campaign to discredit his NGO, he has lost the donors. -0-

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