SOURCE: HASEN - Hazar Strategy Institute

HASEN - Hazar Strategy Institute

November 02, 2015 07:00 ET

"The Big Biz Show" Interview With HASEN - Hazar Strategy Institute Secretary General, Haldun Yavas Now Available for Online Streaming

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 2, 2015) - The Big Biz Show, an Emmy Award-winning nationally syndicated radio and TV show, is proud to announce the recent interview with HASEN - Hazar Strategy Institute Secretary General, Haldun Yavaş, is now available for online streaming. Investors, shareholders, analysts, industry professionals and all interested parties are encouraged to listen to the link below:

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Show Details:
Show: The Big Biz Show
Host: Bob "Sully" Sullivan

Interview Highlights:

  • HASEN believes that the refugee problem is becoming one of the top five concerns of the globe and every non-governmental organization should play a role by contributing some sort of solution to the problems of refugees and IDPs.

  • HASEN has developed a model project called "Empowering Women: Azerbaijani IDPs from Nagorno-Karabakh". It is designed to facilitate the economic integration of Azerbaijani IDP women into society by offering an intensive vocational training program on carpet weaving and tailoring. Their ultimate goal is to build a small factory which will be owned by Azerbaijani IDP women. They will be the owner of their business. We hope Armenia leaves occuppied Azerbaijani territories and the conflict turns to peace. For more information about our project, please visit us at:

  • "I believe that "Empowering Women: Azerbaijani IDPs from Nagorno-Karabakh" project will inspire other projects around the world where there are large numbers of refugees and IDPs. We, as HASEN, are committed to do our part, and I'd like to call other NGOs to join us," says Secretary General Haldun Yavaş.

About Refugees and IDPs
Refugees and internally displaced people have now become one of the primary concerns of global policy making. There are over 15 million refugees and 38 million IDPs across the globe. Armed conflicts and political instabilities are the key reasons for displacement of millions throughout the world. These numbers are bound to increase if the conflicts are not resolved. There are over 4 million Syrian refugees in different countries. Only in Turkey, we have more than 2 million Syrian refugees. 

About the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Azerbaijani IDPs
When the Soviet Union started to collapse, Armenia occupied 20% of Azerbaijani territories. Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions were occupied between 1988 and 1994. Although a ceasefire agreement was signed, peace has never been achieved. As a result of the conflict, 20 thousand Azerbaijani people were killed, 100 thousand were wounded and over 1 million Azerbaijanis were internally displaced and became IDPs. During the Khojaly massacre, 613 people were killed. It was the most brutal event since the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh. Right after the Khojaly massacre, OSCE Council of Ministers set a meeting in Minsk in order to solve the conflict. Unfortunately, nothing have been settled yet. But Armenia kept occupying other parts as well. After Armenia's occupation of Kalbajar, Turkey issued a declaration and asked Armenia to cease the occupation. Armenia ignored Turkey's call and Turkey closed its borders to Armenia. Turkish-Armenian borders are still closed and Turkey will not open the borders unless the occupation ends. The United Nations (UN) discussed the occupation and conflict multiple times, and ultimately passed 4 resolutions. UN Resolutions ask Armenia to leave the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. Whatever happens during the conflict affect innocent citizens. Now there are over 1 million Azerbaijani IDPs from Nagorno-Karabakh.

About The Big Biz Show
The Big Biz Show is a nationally syndicated radio/television program broadcast on 150 stations throughout the country with a weekly reach of 1.7 million listeners reaching over 70 million homes. The Emmy Award-winning show was named by TALKERS Magazine as one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Financial Shows" in the country. It is a highly recognized program for discussing current business events, internet related issues, and other hot topics in the business world, doing so in an informing, laid back, and humorous manner. Hosts, Bob "Sully" Sullivan and Russ "T Nailz" Stolnack, both are renowned and experienced radio broadcast personalities. The Big Biz Show airs Tuesday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT.

About HASEN - Hazar Strategy Institute
HASEN - Hazar Strategy Institute is an Istanbul-based think tank. HASEN's mission is to produce genuine research and data on the broader Caspian region to contribute to policy and business environment with strategic recommendations on energy, international affairs, logistics, security, economic issues. HASEN has five programs, each specializing in one of those issues. Southern Gas Corridor Program studies energy resources of the Caspian Region and energy security of Europe. Istanbul Energy Program works on Turkish energy issues. Caspian Transit Corridor Program studies east-west transportation corridor through the Caspian Sea. Caspian countries have rich hydrocarbon resources and energy Infrastructures. This is why CIP Alert was created, a brand under Critical Infrastucture Protection Program. Under CIP Alert, they organize joint programs with NATO Excellence Centers and George Mason University.

In this regard, HASEN assumes international meetings, publications and education endeavor, stimulating scientific debate and research. Caspian Forum, which can be regarded as 'the Davos of the Caspian Region', is a platform where regional state leaders, business leaders, and policy circles come together and discuss the issues of the Caspian Region. In addition, HASEN has multiple online and offline periodical journals. Hazar World is the monthly journal, Caspian Report is the quarterly one and the Journal of Caspian Affairs is the peer-reviewed semi-annual academic journal. 

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