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 (nə-gôr′nō-kär′ə-bäk′, -bäKH′)
A mountainous region of western Azerbaijan. It was ceded to Russia by Persia in the early 1800s and organized as an autonomous region within Azerbaijan by the Soviets (1923). Conflict between Azeris and the majority ethnic-Armenian population in the 1980s resulted in Nagorno-Karabakh's unilateral declaration of independence in 1991. A ceasefire was declared in 1994.
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Nagorno Karabagh, the biggest problem of the country, has not been resolved yet.
26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Human Resources Development Center INDEX in Ankara is memorializing the 23rd anniversary of an event that took place in the town of Khojaly, a region in Nagorno Karabagh of Azerbaijan.
The two southern Caucasus nations have a serious territorial dispute over the Nagorno Karabagh territory and border clashes and loss of life among troops have been growing in frequency over the past year.
Transnistria, a Stalinist creation like the now better known Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagorno Karabagh, offers a militaristically resurgent Russia yet another opportunity to flex its muscles and presents the West with yet another insoluble problem.
Anushavan Danielian, Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno Karabagh, wanted to talk about the difficulties faced by his territory - an Armenian enclave the size of Gwynedd surrounded by Azerbaijan - and about the genocide of 1.
Up until recently the pace of privatisation has largely been hindered by the Nagorno Karabagh conflict which has caused refugees to flood to the outskirts of Baku.
Speakers, holding the floor in panel, told that number of Azerbaijani prisoners were 4700 in Nagorno Karabagh.