World Media

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line Officially Launched

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line Officially Launched

The BTK project is part of a larger strategy of Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev to diversify the country's oil-rich economy and turn it into a trade and logistics hub in Eurasia.

In attendance at the unveiling ceremony were President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov, Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Minister of Transport of Tajikistan Khudoyor Khudoyorzoda and Minister of Railway Transport of Turkmenistan Deryaguly Byashimov.

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project is a crucial step for the region's future, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said at the inauguration ceremony in Baku on October 30.

Everton are in a relegation battle, admits David Unsworth
And after taking charge of Premier League side Leicester , Puel admits Wenger has been a huge influence on his managerial career. The following clip also features Alan Pardew saying "rollercoaster" in a French accent. "It is just the beginning".

Chinese goods passing through Kazakhstan will ultimately reach Turkey therefore this link will connect Asia to Europe through Eastern European country-Georgia.

Commercial operations on the corridor are expected to begin before the end of this year and annual volumes of around 6.5 million tonnes are forecast for the initial phase of operation. "It will increase our economic capabilities and we will get a lot of funds", he said, adding that the project was possible only thanks to the joint efforts of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.

Long-awaited transport corridor for goods carried between Asia and Europe was inaugurated on Monday near Baku as first goods train rolled on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway track.

Thunder's charter plane dented during landing in Chicago
The reason for the incident is not yet clear, but the image of the plane suggests that it hit an object while flying. Along the way, their airplane was damaged in mid-air, with the nose of the plane being completely caved in.

Erdogan said "it's important that we have implemented this project using our own funds".

The ceremony was followed by the symbolic driving of railroad spikes and the pulling of railroad switches that officially sent off the first cargo train along the BTK railway. The new Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway promises to provide an economic boost to the region. Its completion had been postponed several times since 2011.

"The container from China is delivered to Azerbaijan through the port of Kazakhstan and the Caspian Sea, and this cargo will be transported from Azerbaijan today", added the Kazakh PM added.

England clinch maiden Under-17 World Cup
They became the second England youth side to win a World Cup this summer after the Under-20s triumphed in South Korea. Today's win in the all-European final also capped England Youth teams' remarkable year.

"The opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is a major step in transport interconnections linking the European Union, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Central Asia ... along the ancient Silk Road", the European Union said in a statement, referring to a historical trade route from China.