Serdar Berdymukhamedov, 40, said at his inauguration that his country aims to develop new trade, economic, cultural, humanitarian, scientific and educational ties.
With several minority groups living in harmony, the Islamic nation is a melting pot of people and cultures.
The new tentative deal will allow both countries to explore lucrative deposits of energy beneath the Caspian Sea.
Moscow has played a significant role in propelling the conflict between the two neighbours by creating autonomous regions in Azerbaijan and drawing controversial borders.
The Circassians, a predominantly Muslim people, suffered greatly under the Russians and were subjected to ethnic cleansing in 1864 where some 400,000-500,000 people are believed to have died.
The threat may be to stop people from using closed schools and universities as an excuse to go to the Caspian Sea and other Iranian vacation spots, as images circulated of long lines of traffic of people trying to reach those places.
Turkey’s Incirlik air base alone has been a crucial military location for Washington’s overseas missions since the 1950s, holding at least 50 nuclear bombs.
TRT World spoke to one of the survivors who made it back to Poland after spending many years of his childhood as a refugee in India.
In an op-ed for Global Times, the Turkish President highlights Turkey and China's historical ties and writes about their significance in the emerging new world order.
In 2019 Iran is engaged in an effort to strengthen ties with a country it has often been at odds with – and Azerbaijan is in need to allies in its dispute with Armenia.
Amid ongoing tensions with the US, Moscow and Tehran are embarking on naval cooperation in the Caspian Sea, where huge oil and gas resources reside.
Russia is holding live missile drills and flight missions in the Norwegian and Barents seas at a time when NATO is conducting its largest drill in the region since Cold War.
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