Azerbaijan (newspaper)

The Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan) is a state-owned newspaper and public journal published by the National Assembly of Azerbaijan.[1][2]

Owner(s)National Assembly of Azerbaijan
Editor-in-chiefBakhtiyar Sadigov
Founded1918; 104 years ago (1918)
Relaunched1991; 31 years ago (1991)
HeadquartersBaku, Azerbaijan
Circulation10440 (2014)


The official newspaper of the ADR government "Azerbaijan" was established in 1918. The government by its order of 3 July 1918, decided on the launch of the publication "the News of Azerbaijani Republic" under its official authority. Thus, the first issue of the "Azerbaijan" newspaper was published as the parliamentary paper on 15 September 1918, on the same day, when the Caucasus Islamic Army freed Baku from Armenian-Bolshevik invasion. One of the editors of the official government newspaper the Azerbaijan was Jeyhun Hajibeyli. The newspaper was published till 28 December 1919 with the signature of Uzeyir Hajibeyli's brother Jeyhun. There is no doubt about his great contribution for the publication of the newspaper. After the collapse of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, Jeyhun Hajibeyli, who was forced to leave the country and to immigrate to Europe, tried to issue the newspaper there and in 1951 he was able to achieve his goal in Munich (Germany).


One of the editor-in-chief of the newspaper was Uzeyir Hajibayli. He wrote over 100 articles on politics, economics, culture and education, etc. for the Azerbaijan newspaper. The chief editor of the Russian version of the newspaper was Sefi Bek Rustambeyli. The newspaper was also written by Mammad Amin Resulzadeh, Khalil Ibrahim, Farhad Aghazadeh, Ibrahim Gasimov, Mukhamed aga Shahtakhtly, Adil Khan Ziyadkhanov, Alabbas Musnib, and Shafiga Efendizadeh.[3]

Editorial staff of the newspaper "Azərbaycan" (1919). Left to right, sitting in front: Piri Mursalzadeh, Rahim aga Vakilov. In the middle: Hanafi Zeynalli, Rubaba Taghizadeh, Shafiga Afandizadeh, Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, Sahra Pashazadeh, Uzeyir bey Hajibeyov, Mustafa bey Vakilov. On the leg from left: Abdul Abdullazadeh, Mirza Hadi (Atlasov), Hajiibrahim Gasimov, Mammadali Sidgi Safarov, Shafi Bey Rustambeyov, Seyid Huseyn Sadig, Halil Ibrahimov, Gadir Heydarov, Ali Yusufzadeh, Muhammed Hadi Abdussalimzadeh.

See alsoEdit

List of newspapers in Azerbaijan


  1. ^ "Milli Məclis" [Components of Milli Majlis] (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Azərbaycan qəzeti. Milli Məclisin orqanı" [Azerbaijan Newspaper. Component of Milli Majlis] (in Azerbaijani). Archived from the original on 31 December 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  3. ^ Azerbaijan National Academy of Science. "The scientific conference devoted to the 100th anniversary of "Azerbaijan" newspaper". Retrieved 11 October 2018.

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