Tural Ganjaliyev

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Tural Ganjaliyev

Member of the Azerbaijan Parliament
for Khankendi
Assumed office
10 March 2020
Preceded bynew constituency
Personal details
Born (1980-03-06) 6 March 1980 (age 40)
Shusha, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR
Political partyIndependent
Alma materBaku State University
ProfessionSchool of Law
CommitteesHuman Rights Committee

Tural Babashah oglu Ganjaliyev (Azerbaijani: Tural Babaşah oğlu Gəncəliyev; born 6 March 1980) is an Azerbaijani politician who is a Member of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan (VI convocation), and has served as Chairman of the Azerbaijani Community of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan (since 20 December 2018).[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Tural Ganjaliyev was born on March 6, 1980, in Shusha. He spent his childhood in Cholqala mahalle, one of the most ancient and famous mahalles of Shusha, within the neighbourhood of the home of Khurshidbanu Natavan, of the great Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov, and of famous mugham master Khan Shushinski.[2] As a result, he was motivated to take the class of music later on. Then he settled at 28 Vagif Jafarov Street in Shusha.

Ganjaliyev received his primary education in high school # 4. In 1987 he entered the tar class at the music school named after Niyazi in Shusha. At the same time, he attended chess classes when his father was appointed as the director of Babashah Children's Chess School. He participated in music and chess competitions in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Due to the capture of Shusha by Armenian forces, he moved to Baku in May 1992 and continued his secondary education and music education in Baku as an internally displaced person. In 1995, he won the Music Contest held in memory of Haji Khanmammadov among music schools in Baku. He also performed at the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall and Rashid Behbudov State Song Theatre.

In 2000, he graduated from Baku State University Law School. Then he successfully completed his master's degree from the same faculty.


On August 5, 2004, he was appointed as the Assistant of the Security Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, on January 16, 2006, as an attaché of the same department, and on May 1, 2008. as a Third Secretary.

He was sent to the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Canada in December 2008. After a long term mission at the Embassy, Ganjaliyev was assigned to the North and Central America Division of the US Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs on January 25, 2013. On April 8, 2014, he was appointed First Secretary. From October 1, 2014 Ganjaliyev served as First Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Czech Republic. On November 16, 2017, he was sent to Austria to attend the OSCE Human Dimension Conference held in Vienna as a representative of the Azerbaijani Community of Nagorno-Karabakh.

He was recalled to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 1, 2018, after completing his long-term mission in the Czech Republic. During his tenure at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was sent abroad (Germany, Bulgaria, Egypt, etc.) to attend a number of diplomatic courses and seminars.

Ganjaliyev was elected a new chairman of the community by the decision of the Azerbaijani Community of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan on December 20, 2018. He is a Member of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan (VI convocation) for Khankendi #122.[3]

He is fluent in English, French and Russian.


  1. ^ "Tural Gəncəliyev Dağlıq Qarabağ bölgəsinin azərbaycanlı icmasının yeni sədri seçilib" [Tural Ganjaliyev has been elected chairman of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh] (in Azerbaijani).
  2. ^ "Who is the new Chairman of the Karabakh Community?: Dossier - Photo - Video" (in Azerbaijani). 2018-12-21. Archived from the original on 2018-12-25. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  3. ^ Report of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan