Erdogan touts TANAP for Europe security

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Turkey's position as a guarantor of energy security in Europe has been secured with the new TANAP gas pipeline, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.

Azeri, Armenian FMs in Ireland for OSCE

DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- High-level diplomatic efforts to break a deadlock in stalled negotiations over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could be on tap this week at a Dublin meeting.

Barroso: Visa reforms on track for Armenia

YEREVAN, Armenia, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A simplified visa regime between Armenia and the European Union will be implemented soon, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said this weekend.

Israel 'eyes Azerbaijan for raid on Iran'

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Israel's reported to be planning to use long-range Heron drones to launch pre-emptive strikes on ballistic missiles in Iran from Azerbaijan.

Ambassador says deliveries from Azerbaijan will begin by 2017

KIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A high-ranking official said natural gas deliveries from Azerbaijan to Ukraine would begin in 2017.

Armenia, Azerbaijan renew talks commitment

PARIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan over the weekend recommitted themselves to finding a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

BP allays Baku's concerns at oil field

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- BP is committed to meeting Azeri government expectations at the offshore Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli oil field, a company executive said.

Baku running out of patience with BP

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- BP is "warned for the last time" that it must meet its obligations at the giant offshore Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli oil field, an Azeri lawmaker said.

BP defends oil role in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- British energy company BP said it was working closely with its partners in Azerbaijan to address production issues at the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli oil field.

Azeri pardon concerns U.N.

GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A U.N. rights official said there were concerns about a decision by the Azeri courts to pardon a soldier accused of killing an Armenian officer in Hungary.

SOCAR may offload pipeline shares

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The state oil company in Azerbaijan offered a minority stake in the proposed Trans-Anatolia gas pipeline to potential partners, a spokesman said.

Baku gets reform aid from Europe

BRUSSELS, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The European Commission announced new funding to assist the government in Azerbaijan with reforms needed for improved ties with Europe.

Study: Azeri gas a game-changer for region

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A natural gas pipeline planned through Turkey for European markets could provide significant political capital for Ankara, an analysis says.

BP eyes stake in TANAP

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A BP representative in Turkey said the company was planning to take a stake in the Trans-Anatolian natural gas project from an Azeri oil company.

Hungary, Azerbaijan seek joint projects

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 25 (UPI) -- The time is ripe for more cooperation between Hungary and Azerbaijan on energy projects, Hungarian Foreign Affairs Secretary Peter Szijjarto said this week.
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Ilham Aliyev
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev (C-R) smiles as he makes his way after arriving at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran, Iran on October 16, 2007. Presidents of the Caspian Sea littoral states including Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan are attending the day-long summit. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev (Azerbaijani: İlham Heydər oğlu Əliyev, Илһам Һејдәр оғлу Әлиев, ایلهام علیف; born 24 December 1961, Baku) is the President of Azerbaijan since 2003. He also functions as the Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party and the head of the National Olympic Committee. Apart from his native Azerbaijani, he speaks English, French, Russian, and Turkish.

Ilham Aliyev is the son of Heydar Aliyev, who was Azerbaijan's president from 1993-2003.

In 1977 Aliyev entered the Moscow State University of International Relations (MSUIR) and in 1982 continued his education as a postgraduate. In 1985 he received a PhD degree in history. In 1985-1990 Aliyev has been lecturing at MSUIR.

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