Azerbaijani Armed Forces set up a checkpoint on the Khalfali-Turshsu road in Karabakh/UPDATED/

According to Armenian sources in Karabakh, today the Azerbaijani Armed Forces set up an observation post on a dirt road between the settlements of Khalfali-Turshsu. Thus, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces took control of the movement on this road between the two Armenian positions. It should be reminded that the illegal transportation of weapons and manpower of the Armenian formations has been carried out along this road until now. The connection between Karabakh and Armenia was maintained in the same way after the action of civil activists of Azerbaijan began on December 12 on the Lachin road. 2023 March 25 (Saturday) 17:57:32 The Azerbaijani army has implemented local control measures on dirt roads north of the Lachin road : ‘Taking into account the current situation, the Azerbaijani army units have taken the necessary local control measures to prevent the use of dirt roads north of the Lachin road for illegal activities, as well as the aggravation of the situation in connection with the transportation of ammunition by Armenia and the commission of potential provocations,’ the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan reported. The report says that in recent days, the transportation of manpower, ammunition, mines, as well as other military equipment for illegal Armenian armed formations on the territory of Azerbaijan, where the Russian peacekeeping contingent is temporarily stationed, has intensified from Armenia. “These shipments are carried out, especially at night and in foggy weather. Illegal Armenian armed formations are working to lay new roads along several routes, as well as to expand the old ones. For this purpose, military, engineering, and special equipment is used, and persons undergoing military service and local residents are used as labor. Over the past few days, the illegal intensification of construction and repair works by Armenians on the Khankendi-Khalfali-Turshsu and Khankendi-Kosalar-Mirzalar-Turrshsu roads passing to the north of this route has been recorded by the means of technical surveillance of the Azerbaijani Army. These roads are also used to provide and supply the combat positions of illegal Armenian armed formations,’ the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan reports.

Source: Turan News Agency

Azerbaijan administers 155 COVID-19 jabs in 24 hours

Azerbaijan administered a total of 155 COVID-19 jabs on Sunday, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told AZERTAC. Azerbaijan has administered more than 13.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January 2021. More than 5.4 million people have received their first doses, while nearly 4.9 million people got their second doses. Azerbaijan has also given third booster shots to more than 3.4 million people.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Turkmenistan starts voting in parliamentary elections

Elections of deputies of the Mejlis (Parliament) of the 7th convocation, as well as members of people’s councils of regions, districts, cities and local self-government began on Sunday in Turkmenistan, APA reports.

At 07:00 AM local time, 2,602 polling stations opened across the country.

Voting will go until 07:00 PM. After its completion, the members of the election commissions will start counting the votes. The Central Commission for Elections and Referendums in Turkmenistan (CEC) traditionally sums up the preliminary results on the next day after the voting, the final results – no later than seven days after the elections.

In total, the citizens of the country will have to elect 125 deputies of the Mejlis. The number of registered candidates is 258 people.

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency

President of Turkmenistan takes part in parliamentary elections

Today, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov took part in elections of deputies of the Mejlis (parliament), members of the Khalk Maslakhaty and Gengeshes, Trend reports citing Turkmenistan Golden age.

Early in the morning, the head of the state arrived in polling station ? 48 of Kopetdag district of Ashgabat city located in specialized secondary school ? 68 named after Annaniyaz Artyk for voting.

As the President of Turkmenistan noted after voting, the holding of elections at high organizational level and on a wide alternative basis as well as support of the electoral process with cultural events significantly raise the level and importance of the socio-political event taking place in the country.

The head of the Turkmen state also expressed his satisfaction with a preparatory work, which was carried out on the eve of present elections. Preliminary organizational work and necessary conditions created for voting attest to the steady development of democratic principles in the country. It also testifies to unity and cohesion of society.

Source: Trend News Agency

Turnout in parliamentary elections in Turkmenistan is more than 80 percent

The turnout in the elections to the parliament of Turkmenistan by 17:00 was 84,65%, Trend reports citing CEC of Turkmenistan.

“By 17:00, 83,88% of voters voted for the elections of deputies of Mejlis of Turkmenistan

More precisely, 86,02% of voters voted in Ahal velayat, 84,65% in Balkan velayat, 83,37% in Dashoguz velayat, 82,10% in Lebap velayat, 83,98% in Mary velayat, 84,71% in Ashgabat city.

By 17:00, 84,08% of voters voted in the elections of members of velayat, etrap, and city halk maslahats.

More precisely, 86,02% of voters voted in Ahal velayat, 84,65% in Balkan velayat, 83,37% in Dashoguz velayat, 82,10% in Lebap velayat, 83,98% in Mary velayat, 86,28% in Ashgabat city.

More precisely, 86,02% of voters voted in Ahal velayat, 85,12% in Balkan velayat, 84,19% in Dashoguz velayat, 82,06% in Lebap velayat, 83,18% in Mary velayat”, the CEC said in a statement.

Source: Trend News Agency