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Maqsad Mirzayev is among the many Azerbaijanis who cannot vote in local elections because they were displaced from their home areas by war two decades ago. (Photo: Afgan Mukhtarli)
9 Jul 14
Officially, refugees still count as living in areas they fled 20 years ago.
One of the Turkish-curriculum schools that has been shut down in Azerbaijan. (Photo: Agdash Lycee’s website)
4 Jul 14
Once seen as an instrument of Turkish soft power, the educational programme has fallen foul of a battle between Prime Minister Erdoğan and influential preacher Fethullah Gülen.
Richard Giragosian, director of the Regional Studies Centre in Yerevan. (Photo courtesy of R. Giragosian)
4 Jul 14
Just meeting face to face offers opportunities to engage in considered discussion and to listen to the other side.
Armenian advance positions on the border with Nakhichevan. (Photo:
1 Jul 14
Commentators say number of incidents is rising compared with previous years.
President Ilham Aliev argues that the human rights situation in Azerbaijan is looking good. (Photo: Azerbaijani president's website)
23 Jun 14
Government currently presiding over human-right-friendly Council of Europe’s cabinet.
 Anar Mammadli, head of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Study Centre in Azerbaijan. (Photo: EMDS)
11 Jun 14
Anar Mammadli's group said election giving president 85 per cent win could not count as "free and democratic”.
One of many border areas that has seen civilian deaths amid the fragile peace. This is on the frontier between Armenia and Azerbaijan, not the "Line of Control" around Karabakh. (Photo: Armenian defence ministry)
6 Jun 14
Territories around Karabakh not “occupied”, but a consequence of war, Armenian legislator insists.
Matanat Azizova, head of the Women's Crisis Centre in Azerbaijan. (Photo: Samira Ahmedbeyli)
5 Jun 14
Matanat Azizova seen as latest casualty in campaign against dissenting voices.
A resident brings in water on a donkey. (Photo: Afgan Mukhtarli)
29 May 14
Residents were happy to get a new road linking them with the rest of Azerbaijan, but they lost their water supply in the process.
Armenian civic activist Laura Baghdasaryan. (Photo: Saro Baghdasaryan)
13 May 14
"Everyone knows what we’ve been doing all these years," says Armenian activist involved in joint projects, who is now cited in Azerbaijani "spy" case.