The number of injured as a result of an earthquake in Turkiye has risen to 35, country’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.
Report informs via Anadolu Agency that a powerful earthquake jolted Turkiye’s northwestern Duzce province early Wednesday.
Turkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said a 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Golyaka District struck at 4.08 a.m. (0108GMT).
The quake occurred at a depth of 6.81 kilometers (4.2 miles).
It was also felt in Istanbul and other provinces including northwestern Bolu, Sakarya, Kocaeli, Bursa, Bilecik and western Izmir and Kutahya provinces and the capital Ankara.
Following the quake, a total of 18 aftershocks were recorded. Power cuts are being imposed in the region as a precautionary measure, announced AFAD.
Duzce Governor Cevdet Atay announced that schools will be closed Wednesday due to the earthquake.
In 1999, Duzce province was hit by 7.2 magnitude earthquake which lasted 30 seconds, killing 710 people and injuring 2,679.
History evidences that Armenians are excellent thieves and bad warriors, popular Azerbaijani TV presenter and showman Kamran Hasanli said in an interview with Hamid Hamidov in the “Let’s talk?” show.
“They are thieves. They stole all our dishes and music. As a result, they became very similar to us. Because of this, we are probably the most similar nations,” he said, adding that the Armenians “always steal all the best things from us.”
According to him, being immigrants in Azerbaijani lands, the Armenians had no other choice but to steal Azerbaijani culture. At the same time, history shows that the Armenians do not know how to fight: “Which of them are warriors?! An insight into history would show that there is not a single Armenian commander. At the same time, two days will not be enough for you to list all the famous Turkic commanders.”
Kamran Hasanli also spoke about the development of culture in Azerbaijan and criticized the Congress of the Writers’ Union held in October.
“We don’t need such associations as the Congress of the Writers’ Union today – it’s all Soviet,” he said, noting that earlier art figures were free, and this was unprofitable for the communist regime, and therefore “honorary titles” were introduced, which should also not exist today.
During the interview, the Azerbaijani TV presenter and showman also shared his opinion on the current state of television, Turkic nationalism, music and cinema, the level of journalism and much more.
The death toll in Saturday’s gas blast that occurred at an apartment building on Russia’s Far Eastern Sakhalin Island has risen to three, the region’s governor Valery Limarenko wrote in his Telegram channel, Report informs, citing TASS.
“According to preliminary information, the bodies of three deceased residents were pulled from the rubble of the building in Tymovskoye,” he wrote.
A powerful explosion occurred in a five-story residential building in settlement of Tymovskoye on Russia’s Far Eastern Sakhalin Island at around 5:30 (GMT+3) on Saturday. According to preliminary information, a gas cylinder exploded in one of its apartments, causing floors from one to five to collapse. Rescue teams are working at the scene, with at least 10 vehicles and 30 rescuers involved in the effort.
Today our colleagues from the Russian desk of Baku TV are celebrating their first birthday.
From the very moment of its creation, the channel set itself the goal of bringing all the most important and interesting news and events taking place in the country and in the region to the Russian-speaking audience in Azerbaijan and, especially, outside it.
The Russian edition began its work with a small group of only 2-3 people, Nata Osmanli, editor-in-chief of the channel, said in a story dedicated to this occasion. But over time, the newsroom has grown, and the audience has expanded significantly. Thanks to amazing content, the number of subscribers on social networks is growing steadily.
“The articles on Baku TV are very well viewed, read, and are gaining hundreds of thousands of hits,” said Hamid Hamidov, media director of the Global Media Group, which includes Baku TV.
Report News Agency sincerely congratulates its colleagues and wishes them even greater creative success!
In accordance with the combat training plan for the current year, live-fire tactical exercises were conducted in the Land Forces’ motorized rifle units, Report informs with reference to the Defense Ministry.
During the exercises, the units carried out practical activities.
The units worked out various methods for advancing forward by the use of combat vehicles and, moving along the designated route, successfully fulfilled tasks on approaching an imaginary enemy’s positions and destroying the detected targets.
The main objectives of the exercises, held with the consideration of the experience gained in the Patriotic War and modern combat operations, are to further increase the combat capability of motorized rifle units, as well as to improve the field and practical skills of military personnel.
According to the combat training plan for 2022, a competition for the title of Best Tank Company is being held in the Land Forces.
Report informs, referring to the Ministry of Defense, that the combat readiness of tank units is being inspected during the competition held to improve the knowledge, abilities, and combat skills of servicemen.
Teams have successfully passed tests for driving, shooting at nighttime and in the daylight hours, physical training, and other activities.
According to the results of the competition, which will last until November 24, the crew to be awarded the title of the Best Tank Company will be determined.
On November 13, a new surveillance camera video appeared featuring the woman who committed a terrorist attack on the Taksim Square of Istanbul, Turkiye, Report informs, citing TRT Haber.
The footage showed terrorist Ahlam Albashir entering Taksim Square and leaving the scene after planting the bomb.
According to the footage, the terrorist had a bag on her shoulder and a package in her hand.
The terrorist, trying to hide her face with a veil, appeared in front of the cafe at 3:29 pm (GMT+3). Then she sat on one of the nearby seats.
The incident happened on November 13 at 4:14 pm (GMT+3). Immediately after the explosion, the woman started running.
The terrorist was caught on security cameras while passing by a hotel at 4:17 pm (GMT+3).
A spy network created by Iranian intelligence services has been exposed, Report informs referring to the State Security Service of Azerbaijan.
The State Security Service continues complex operational and investigative measures in order to prevent intelligence and subversive activities carried out by representatives of the special services of the Islamic Republic of Iran against Azerbaijan and expose the created spy network.
The liberation of the Khudafarin bridge from Armenian occupation on October 18, 2020, during the Second Karabakh War by the glorious Azerbaijani Army, was cordially welcomed by Azerbaijanis in South Azerbaijan, Report informs.
New videos of South Azerbaijanis celebrating the liberation have emerged.
In the footage, it can be seen that Azerbaijanis from the south proudly celebrate the raising of the Azerbaijani tricolor on the historical Khudafarin bridge and support Azerbaijan’s soldiers with the slogans “Long live Azerbaijan”, “Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan”.
The Khudafarin bridge, which historically connects the north and south of Azerbaijan, located in the Jabrayil district, is one of the ancient monuments of Azerbaijan. The historical monument played a significant role as a means of communication in ancient and medieval times. It was the main junction of the migration route of the Azerbaijani lands from the south to Karabakh.
He also highlighted the important role of President Ilham Aliyev in his visionary policies and strategic approach and gave an analysis of changing socioeconomic situation of the South Caucasus region.
The State Security Service of Azerbaijan has prepared a video on the occasion of November 8 – Victory Day.
According to Report, the video was posted on the pages of the state structure on social network.
It says: “We congratulate our people on November 8 – Victory Day, we wish our state new victories under the leadership of Victorious Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev! Happy Victory Day, Azerbaijan!”
The opening of yet another branch of the Megastore supermarket chain, which is growing rapidly in Azerbaijan’s retail market, is once again under the media spotlight, Report informs.
On November 6, on the occasion of the opening of the next branch of the Megastore supermarket chain located at 1C Khudu Mammadov Str., Khatai district of Baku, customers could enjoy unique discounts, campaigns and other offers.
The crowding of customers during the event has been on the agenda of social media for some time. The stampede in the distributed photos created confusion that some negative situation could arise. Despite this, there were no negative cases during the event. So, during the opening ceremony, the company brought an ambulance to the area, taking into account such cases.
The opening ceremony was also attended by Chairman of the Small and Medium Business Development Agency of Azerbaijan (KOBIA) Orkhan Mammadov. In his opening speech, the chairman of KOBIA touched on topics such as recent economic development in the country, state support for business entities and the importance of sustainable competition in economic development.
During the opening event, company managers, key leaders of the retail sector, Eshqin Ismayilli and Turan Ozbahceci, spoke to the public and informed them about the branch and at the same time about the next projects.
Megastore is known as a service brand in Azerbaijan’s national retail market. After a long break, Megastore supermarkets, which returned to the retail market in 2021, are offering this concept of service to customers with their Bakikhanov, Agjabadi, Guba, Saray and Albalilig branches.
The next stage of the exercises of the Special Forces military units, conducted in the territories near the southern borders of the Republic of Azerbaijan according to the combat training plan for 2022 approved by the Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, was fulfilled, Defense Ministry told Report.
At the next stage of the exercises, held in conditions close to real combat, the Special Forces accomplished various reconnaissance tasks using protective features of the terrain and camouflage means.
According to the scenario, an imaginary enemy’s command and control posts and communications centers were disabled, as well as the manpower hiding at infrastructure facilities in human settlements was neutralized.
During the exercises, the mobile groups overcame the obstacles they faced on the battlefield. A sudden fire assault on imaginary targets was also conducted.
The assigned tasks were successfully fulfilled during the exercises of the Special Forces military units.
According to the order of the President of Azerbaijan, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Ilham Aliyev, on November 4, the Minister of Defense, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov, and other senior officers of the ministry visited the military units deployed on the border region with Armenia, Report informs, citing the Ministry of Defense.
The minister, who got acquainted with the conditions created at the newly built station, was informed that all the necessary conditions have been created in the station for organizing military service at a high level.
It includes a gunroom, a dormitory, a dining room, a kitchen, food and storage facilities, a bathroom-sanitary junction, heating stoves, generators, and solar panels that supply the area with uninterrupted electricity, as well as a park for military vehicles.
In order to prepare for the winter, base stations and combat positions have been stocked with all types of supplies, including liquid fuel, firewood, and coal.
After getting acquainted with the living conditions of the personnel, Colonel-General Hasanov got acquainted with the military service activities of the personnel serving in combat positions.
Reports were made to the Minister of Defense on the operational situation.
The minister, who met with military personnel serving in harsh climatic conditions and areas with sharp terrain, highly appreciated their combat and moral and psychological preparation.
The Minister of Defense gave relevant instructions to the responsible officers regarding the organization of combat duty and further improvement of social and household conditions of military personnel.