Ismi Aghayev

Ismi has worked as a journalist for over 5 years and is passionate about multimedia journalism. He is interested in peacebuilding and human rights. Ismi speaks five languages and has a particular love for his academic knowledge of Arabic. He thinks volleyball makes him hyper and social, and since these are two of his favourite conditions, he considers volleyball his favourite sport.

Two Armenian soldiers detained after allegedly crossing into Azerbaijan

Baku has accused the two soldiers of carrying out ‘sabotage’ operations, while Yerevan accuses Baku of abducting the soldiers from Armenia.

Azerbaijani activists reportedly detained after protesting detention of transgender women

Two activists were reportedly sentenced to 15 days of detention, while two others received fines on charges of petty hooliganism. 

Pashinyan and Aliyev make ‘clear progress’ in Brussels talks

The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan discussed border delimitation, opening rail links to Nakhchivan, and the release of captured soldiers. 

What an opposition win in Turkey could mean for the Caucasus

A change in Turkey’s political trajectory could have aftershocks across the South Caucasus.

Armenia and Azerbaijan exchange fire ahead of key talks in Brussels

Five people were reportedly injured and one killed as the two countries’ leaders prepare to meet in Brussels.

Only two political activists amongst 800 pardoned in Azerbaijan

A record number of individuals were pardoned on the 100th anniversary of Heydar Aliyev’s birth.

Armenia–Azerbaijan peace deal ‘within reach’, Blinken says

The US Secretary of State said that progress has been made ‘despite differences on key issues’ between Yerevan and Baku.

Azerbaijani child dies from injuries sustained in sambo training in school

A seven-year-old boy has died in Azerbaijan after sustaining grievous injuries at the hands of his sambo coach.

PACE rapporteur seeks to visit Lachin corridor

The move followed the installation of a checkpoint by Azerbaijan on the Lachin corridor. 

Azerbaijan closes Lachin Corridor to install checkpoint

The Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh did little to prevent the move. 

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