Azerbaijan Dissatisfied With "Los Angeles Times" Paper


Feb 9 2010

Azerbaijani media keep strengthening their ‘friendly relations’
with foreign editions. Mass hysteria and attack against different
publications and articles on foreign media pages appear to have become
a tradition in Azerbaijan.

In respond to various publications by foreign media, which are for some
reasons discontented with position of their Azerbaijani colleagues,
epic campaigns are starting with claims ‘to stop the lawlessness!’

This time "Los Angeles Times" paper made Azerbaijan unhappy announcing
in its program schedule the travel and adventure show, dedicated to
Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh) will be
represented in the main Exhibition Hall of the Travel Show, on-stage
with cultural performances, and with a photo travelogue, according
to the schedule. Besides, the tourism offices of Armenia and Karabakh
will share a large "Welcome to Armenia" booth.

It’s worth mentioning that the Los Angeles event is the largest travel
show in the United States.

All this made Azerbaijani media feel unhappy and send a letter to
"Los Angeles Times" paper claiming to "go with international law and
terminology". "Armenians must develop tourism in Armenia, but not
on the occupied territories," said in the letter by Azerbaijan-born
citizens of the U.S.

"The U.S.’s government has repeatedly recognized the territorial
integrity of Azerbaijan. We think that every artificial body must go
with the government’s position.

"In order to stop this lawlessness, there is still time," either they
threaten, or something else.

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