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Two States, One Nation: the mixed blessings of Turkish influence in Azerbaijan

For better or worse, Turkish culture exerts a considerable influence on modern Azerbaijani youth culture.

Two States, One Nation: the mixed blessings of Turkish influence in Azerbaijan

By Nika Musavi

For better or worse, Turkish culture exerts a considerable influence on modern Azerbaijani youth culture.

Azerbaijan’s snap election: an election ‘without the headache’

Azerbaijan is holding snap presidential elections on 11 April; the opposition are either barred from or boycotting the race.

Azerbaijan’s snap election: an election ‘without the headache’

By Kamran Mahmudov

Azerbaijan is holding snap presidential elections on 11 April; the opposition are either barred from or boycotting the race.

Seeking acceptance: the Pakistanis building a new life in Azerbaijan

For Pakistani immigrants, even those who have built a life and a family in Azerbaijan, official recognition — citizenship — can remain elusive.

Seeking acceptance: the Pakistanis building a new life in Azerbaijan

By Bahruz Samadov

For Pakistani immigrants, even those who have built a life and a family in Azerbaijan, official recognition — citizenship — can remain elusive.

Azerbaijan opposition parties protest snap presidential elections

The biggest Azerbaijani opposition groups held a rally against snap Presidential elections scheduled for 11 April.

Azerbaijan opposition parties protest snap presidential elections

The biggest Azerbaijani opposition groups held a rally against snap Presidential elections scheduled for 11 April.

No laws, just shame: Sexual harassment in the South Caucasus

Sexual comments, groping, and worse are something women in the Caucasus must often face, and the laws in place do little to protect them.

No laws, just shame: Sexual harassment in the South Caucasus

By OC Media

Sexual comments, groping, and worse are something women in the Caucasus must often face, and the laws in place do little to protect them.

Drowning in rubbish: Baku’s waste management headache

Attempts to ease the problem for the city’s growing number of residents have so far proven futile.

Drowning in rubbish: Baku’s waste management headache

By Vafa Zeynalova

Attempts to ease the problem for the city’s growing number of residents have so far proven futile.

Children with disabilities are being left behind in Azerbaijan’s frontline villages

Special education facilities are not available in most regions of the country — and this is no exception in the villages along the frontline.

Children with disabilities are being left behind in Azerbaijan’s frontline villages

By Seymur Kazimov

Special education facilities are not available in most regions of the country — and this is no exception in the villages along the frontline.

The struggle to tell the truth: big money and hostile courts in Azerbaijan’s media

Oligarchic control and a fear of the authorities mean many journalists resort to self-censorship.

The struggle to tell the truth: big money and hostile courts in Azerbaijan’s media

By Kamran Mahmudov

Oligarchic control and a fear of the authorities mean many journalists resort to self-censorship.

Might makes right — bullying in Azerbaijan’s schools

Attitudes on violence, masculinity, and honour mean the toughest lessons are often forced on children on the school grounds.

Might makes right — bullying in Azerbaijan’s schools

By Vafa Zeynalova

Attitudes on violence, masculinity, and honour mean the toughest lessons are often forced on children on the school grounds.

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