Support The Moscow Times!

Azeris, Turkmen Squabble

BAKU — Azerbaijan warned Turkmenistan to stop energy exploration at an offshore field in a fresh case of territorial disputes over the oil- and gas-rich Caspian Sea.

Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry summoned Turkmen ambassador Toyly Komekov and handed the envoy a protest note over exploration works at the Kyapaz field, the ministry said.

Turkmenistan's Foreign Ministry said that on June 16 it had strongly protested against Baku's attempts to stop scientific work carried by a civilian ship in the sector of the Caspian Sea, which "does not belong to Azerbaijan." Baku said exploration at the field before a resolution of the dispute violated an agreement signed by the two countries in 2008.


… we have a small favor to ask.

As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just 2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.


Read more