BAKU: Azeri MP Slams BBC

Azeri MP Slams BBC

Baku Today, Azerbaijan
May 15 2004

A pro-government member of the Azerbaijani parliament on Friday
slammed British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC) for sending its
reporters to Nagorno-Karbakh (NK) without getting official permission
from Baku.

“I think the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must react to this,” said
Anar Mammadkhanli, adding that not only BBC, but also some other
foreign news agencies send their correspondents to NK without
receiving permission from the Azerbaijani authorities.
Nagorno-Karabakh – a former autonomous region of Azerbaijan – is
being occupied by Armenian troops since they took control over the
region in 1991-94 war.