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north_malaysian
04-29-2009, 04:50 AM
Azerbaijan closes Turkish mosque in Baku: Report




The mosque was built beside the "Turks cemetery" erected in Baku in honour of 1130 Turkish soldiers died fighting within "Caucasian Islam Army" against Armenian and Russian soldiers that occupied Azerbaijan in 1918.

Sunday, 26 April 2009 13:34
World Bulletin / News Desk

Azerbaijan, which is reacting to Turkey's rapprochement with Armenia, closed a Turkish mosque in Baku, Turkish newspaper Vatan reported.

Also, Azerbaijan decided to raise the price of natural gas it is selling to Turkey.

Azerbaijani police met religious officials after noon prayers at the Baku Martyrs Mosque, built by Turkish Religious Affairs Directorate. Then, they hang a note on the door of the mosque saying, "the mosque is closed for restoration."

Also, the head of the Azerbaijani oil company said, "the raised natural gas prices will be valid as of April 15." Therefore, Azerbaijan will ask Turkey to pay the retrospective difference.

The mosque was built on 28 June, 1995 beside the "Turks cemetery" (Martyrdom) erected in Baku in honour of 1130 Turkish soldiers died fighting withing "Caucasian Islam Army" against Armenian and Russian soldiers that occupied Azerbaijan in 1918.

"Road map"

Last week, Turkey and Armenia have agreed on a comprehensive framework for the normalization of their bilateral relations in a "mutually satisfactory manner".

The agreement between Turkey and Armenia depends on Karabakh even it's not mentioned in the road map.

Acoording to the report, Nagorno-Karabakh problem is not included to the agreement between two countries. Hovewer, it is said the road map, that contains of parallel steps to be taken, depends on Nagorno-Karabakh issue as a "de facto" point.

Turkey closed its border with Armenia in 1993 in support of Azerbaijan after Armenia occupied Nagorno-Karabakh.

http://www.worldbulletin.net/news_detail.php?id=40745
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north_malaysian
04-30-2009, 01:57 AM
crazy thing...
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ardianto
05-01-2009, 03:50 PM
Yes, crazy thing. I can understand if Azeri govt close Turkish govt representative office. Maybe there is a clash between those two countries.
But, close a Masjid ... ? .........why ?
Is it because that Masjid represent 'another Islam' ?.
(Majority of Azeri Muslims are Shiah and Turkish are Sunni)
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north_malaysian
05-04-2009, 01:35 AM
Originally Posted by ardianto
Yes, crazy thing. I can understand if Azeri govt close Turkish govt representative office. Maybe there is a clash between those two countries.
But, close a Masjid ... ? .........why ?
Is it because that Masjid represent 'another Islam' ?.
(Majority of Azeri Muslims are Shiah and Turkish are Sunni)
Majority of ethnic Azeris are Shiites, but there is a significant Sunni minority among them too... and I heard that the people are cultural Muslims (non practising Muslims but identified with Islam as their religion) and quite blurred with this Sunni-Shiite thing...

It's just political, has nothing to do with sunni-shiite relationship
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ardianto
05-04-2009, 04:37 AM
Originally Posted by north_malaysian
Majority of ethnic Azeris are Shiites, but there is a significant Sunni minority among them too... and I heard that the people are cultural Muslims (non practising Muslims but identified with Islam as their religion) and quite blurred with this Sunni-Shiite thing...

It's just political, has nothing to do with sunni-shiite relationship
Is that just political ?
Alhamdulillah.
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abdil han
05-15-2009, 07:37 PM
salam all
brothers after Erdogan's statement,relations got better,

he said ''armenia must leave 'KARADAG' first ,then we open the borders''

for me this offer is pretty reasonable for both azeris n turks..
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