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28/04/2023 | 11:25:15 Thank you, President. Dear colleagues, Youth and the media have always been connected with each other, and the media, by essence, signifies youth. The history of the press also demonstrates that it was created and moved forward even in the most complicated times, usually by young, energetic people. However, modern, already digitised, network media with wings that make it possible to fly to the most distant expanses such as the internet, of course, are more than ever associated with young... 26/04/2023 | 17:59:59 Thank you Chair, dear colleagues, Contrary to conventional wisdom, time speeds up with age, and does not slow down. However, no matter how the speed of life increases, the ability of a person to adapt to this speed does not lag behind. Nevertheless, there is another tendency increasing in duration, which does not depend either on the human will or on anything that can be adapted to it. Natural disasters, various earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, avalanches, droughts have always... 24/04/2023 | 15:41:15 Thank you, Mister President. On 27 January, the last working day of the first part-session, we received terrible news while in Strasbourg. There was an armed attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in the Islamic Republic of Iran, there were [people] killed and wounded. We immediately prepared a document, and a number of deputies who were still here signed this written declaration. However, after this text was posted on the Assembly's website, soon the signatures of the MPs from the member States... 26/01/2023 | 19:51:12 Thank you, Mister President. Dear Colleagues, In November 2020, Azerbaijan solved the most complicated problem in its contemporary history. The lands of Azerbaijan occupied for almost 30 years by Armenia –through the aid of its patronising forces– were liberated. The opposite side which was populist on the battlefield against Azerbaijan is now trying to create a fast impression in the world community through various speculative tricks. One of such methods of political speculation is the hype... 25/01/2023 | 10:38:27 Dear colleagues, Unfortunately, this is not the first time this topic has been debated, and what is doubly unfortunate is that the possibility of continuing such discussions in the future is obvious. The reason is that big and small conflicts continue uninterruptedly on our continent and throughout the world, as well as wars and armed confrontations, in addition to all their other impacts, also cause long-healing, and in some cases irreparable wounds to the environment. These problems are... 23/01/2023 | 17:39:16 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I would like to share some of my thoughts on the example of a letter that I received from the chairmanship of the Council of Europe at the end of last year. This is not an attempt to give a positive or negative assessment of the Progress Report or the work in general. These are just thoughts on how we can build our business towards making overall development more successful as well as the results more acceptable. My written question addressed... 12/10/2022 | 12:08:33 Dear Chair, Dear Colleagues, Both authors of the presented report, Mr John HOWELL and Mr Boriss CILEVIČS, are our old friends and colleagues. They tried to prepare a balanced text attempting to highlight the positive aspects of Türkiye's activities as much as possible. However, the main point is the attitude towards Türkiye in the Council of Europe as a whole. In the last 3 years merely, reports on this country have been scheduled three times as part of urgent debates in the Parliamentary... 11/10/2022 | 19:06:26 Thank you Chair. Dear colleagues. Each type of phobia is a disease in itself and is undesirable. However, phobias against entire nations, races and religions are already a social and very dangerous disease. The targets of racism – these ploys [which are] designed to create deep conflict in society – are appallingly broad. If there are approximately 1.72 billion Muslims in the world and they live in over 120 countries, then these numbers already clearly display the magnitude of the scale... 10/10/2022 | 16:53:25 Thank you, Chair. Dear Colleagues, For almost 30 years Azerbaijan has faced great hypocrisy and lies. It was an international hypocrisy that lasted almost 30 years, thus having prevented Azerbaijan from clearing its occupied lands from the invaders. Nonetheless, everything comes to the end sooner or later. In the fall of 2020, Azerbaijan had its final say in the war against Armenia and liberated its occupied lands within 44 days without the intervention of any foreign forces. Forces that... 10/10/2022 | 13:03:12 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   As always, the part-session starts with the presentation of a Progress Report, and this is the 80th time I have been witnessing a new report. Certainly, there have been hundreds of such reports previously, and they have been prepared on the basis of similar and uniform criteria. Because we have fixed ideas about the very concept of progress, and we usually base our work on these stereotyped approaches. However, over the past 30 years, the...