Baku Angry at Microsoft for ‘Recognizing’ Karabakh


BAKU (APA)—Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry demanded an explanation from Microsoft Corporation for categorizing Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent state on its portal, the APA news services reported Wednesday.

The site’s search listings for the weather in Nagorno-Karabakh does not include “Azerbaijan” as the country of location; rather the territory exists on its own., however, places the word “disputed” in parentheses after Nagorno-Karabakh’s name, but also used the Azerbaijani name for Karabakh’s capital. (Khankendi; Karabakh’s government uses the Armenian Stepanakert — ed).

Baku has tasked its embassy in the United States to seek an explanation from Seattle-based Microsoft, the APA report said


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  1. Haro said:

    Well, how about Google Map, there is no sign of Karabagh, it’s entirely in Azerbeijan. We Armenians must demand from Google to update the current real political map in this region. Remind Google that there is such thing as Republic of Mountanous Karabagh, with its own army and borders. Otherwise, Google map is either quite old or being paid by the Turks and Azeris to rewrite history.
    Also put pressure on Microsoft for their careless aproach on the Armenian language package (e.g. Why we have two Armenian keyboards in Vista, what is the big deal of introducing “Western Armenian” and “Eastern Armenian” keyboards, does Microsoft think that Western Armenian uses Chinese characters? (no disrespect to Chinese of course, we Armenians love Chinese people).

  2. gayane said:


    I can’t stand this anymore… My heart is going stop from anger when I see Turks and Azeris fighting tooth and nail at everything that deals with recognizing Armenian Genocide and Karabagh… They act that way because they are guilty.. only guilty react fiercly to truth.. only guilty tries their hardest to cover and demand.. only guilty will face justice… However, i am just angry out of my wits to see how much pressure and power Azeris and Turks have over US…WHY why can’t US stand up to these evils?