Over the past few months, the situation in the South Caucasus region has begun to change rapidly. Great powers, countries of Asia and Europe, express their desire to strengthen and develop relations with Azerbaijan. The reliability and desire of Baku to develop a peace agenda in the region has attracted wide attention.
Azerbaijani media reported that Baku and Yerevan agreed on a cease-fire in the new conflict as of 09:00 local time today. "A ceasefire agreement was reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan starting today at 09:00 a.m. local time," Sputnik Azerbaijan reported, referring to its sources, according to the Russian agency.
Türkiye on Sept. 13 firmly sided with its regional ally Azerbaijan in the latest deadly outbreak of violence in the Caucasus, telling Armenia to "cease its provocations" against Baku.
Clashes erupted overnight along the volatile Azerbaijan-Armenia border near the occupied region of Nagorno-Karabakh, leaving troops dead on both sides, defense ministries in Baku and Yerevan said.
The historic Akdamar Church in the eastern province of Van has welcomed thousands from around the world for its 10th special mass, following its restoration and reopening as a museum in 2010.
The mass, which gathered thousands of local and international faithful in Van, was officiated by priest Harutyun Damadyan.
The attendees prayed and hymned in the historic church.