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.

Armenian and Azerbaijani officials silent on Donbas recognition

Aliyev’s silence was particularly loud, given his meeting with Putin on Tuesday — and his subsequent signing of a ‘Declaration on Allied Interaction’.

Trucker protest briefly shuts down Azerbaijan’s largest highway

Three of the four drivers involved in the protest have been placed under arrest.

Azerbaijan arrests several top military officials

One of the men arrested is Rafael Khalilov, the head of the finance department of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.

The battle over Christian monuments in Nagorno-Karabakh

Recent threats by Baku to erase Armenian inscriptions on monuments in Nagorno-Karabakh have directed a grim focus on the Armenia-Azerbaijan history war.

Aliyev signs law to muzzle press 

The law creates a registry for all journalists, with opaque requirements for inclusion as well as benefits, including preferential mortgage rates.

Azerbaijani MP resigns from Press Council after lashing out at ‘lumpenproletariat’ journalists

Javanshir Feyziyev had recently had £5 million of assets confiscated by the UK government.

First Azerbaijani IDPs to return to Zangilan ‘in spring’

President Aliyev said that people would return to the newly reconstructed village of Aghali, in the Zangilan District, in the spring and the summer.

Man arrested for cutting down Turkish flag following manhunt in Baku

The Interior Ministry said Fuad Ismayilov had ‘disrespected the State Flag of the brotherly Republic of Turkey’.

Azerbaijani prosecutor: ‘No evidence’ that Tofig Yagublu beaten

Despite photos showing severe injuries, the prosecutor’s office dismissed the Azerbaijani activist’s request for a criminal investigation. 

Four killed in renewed clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan 

Armenia reports three soldiers killed, two wounded, and Azerbaijan one soldier killed.

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