Articles by Arzu Geybullayeva

Snap elections and “snapping” victory - Azerbaijan’s most embarrassing election to date

09/02/2024 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

Despite there being ample evidence that President Ilham Aliyev would have won in a snap presidential election on February 7, throughout the day, journalists and independent observers reported the same old election violations and fraud tactics that were in place

Council of Europe members vote to suspend Azerbaijan’s credentials

26/01/2024 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

On January 24, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) voted 76 in favor and ten against not ratifying the Azerbaijan delegation's credentials at the Assembly

Azerbaijan’s crackdown: same old tactics, just different names

13/12/2023 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

Recently a series of arrests in Azerbaijan, targeting independent media and their few journalists, has brought to mind the repression of civil society and bloggers 10-15 years ago. But has the persecution of Azerbaijan's civil society ever stopped?

Turchia, un colpo di stato silenzioso

30/11/2023 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

La Corte costituzionale turca ha chiesto la scarcerazione di Can Atalay, membro del Partito dei lavoratori della Turchia, condannato per le proteste di Gezi Park. La Corte di cassazione però si oppone, senza averne diritto. Per molti giuristi e politici turchi, si tratta di un golpe giudiziario

Azerbaijan, official Baku goes after its well-known economist

26/07/2023 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

Gubad Ibadoglu, a well-known economist who has long been disliked by the Azeri government for his political aspirations, was arrested in Baku in recent days. His work focuses on “petro-capitalism”, analysing how oil and gas revenues have fuelled corruption and authoritarianism in post- Soviet states

Turchia: Gezi Park, dieci anni dopo

22/06/2023 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

In occasione della celebrazione del decimo anniversario delle proteste del Gezi Park un'intervista con Deniz Goran autrice del libro fresco di stampa “The fugitive of Gezi Park”

Azerbaijan, continua la violenza contro le persone LGBT+

07/06/2023 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

Il recente arresto di alcuni attivisti riaccende le preoccupazioni per le narrazioni anti LGBT+ che circolano in Azerbaijan, paese che occupa l'ultimo posto del Rainbow index, classifica stilata dall'ONG ILGA Europe che rileva il rispetto dei diritti LGBT+

Turchia elezioni, il voto delle donne

08/05/2023 -  Arzu Geybullayeva Istanbul

Il voto delle donne è stato uno dei pilastri del lungo successo dell'AKP del presidente turco Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Negli anni, però, il partito ha assunto posizioni sempre più conservatrici sull'eguaglianza di genere, alleandosi con forze reazionarie e marginalizzando le donne all'interno del partito e della vita pubblica

Azerbaijan: the offshore family

22/10/2021 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

The information leaked by the Pandora Papers shows, once again, the enormous wealth hidden abroad by Azerbaijan's ruling elite. But the latter denies it and media like la Repubblica provide them with a megaphone to cry conspiracy

Turchia: studenti in protesta per l’aumento degli affitti

11/10/2021 -  Doga CelikArzu Geybullayeva

Da due anni non studiavano in presenza. Al rientro gli studenti universitari della Turchia hanno trovato però una sorpresa amara: pochi posti negli studentati e affitti dei privati alle stelle. Ora chiedono alle istituzioni di intervenire

In memory of Bayram Mammadov, a young man full of dreams

07/05/2021 -  Arzu Geybullayeva Istanbul

Bayram Mammadov was a young Azerbaijani activist who was unjustly imprisoned in 2016 and then released on presidential amnesty. Since 2020 he had been in Istanbul for his studies. On May 2 he was found dead in the Turkish city. His story

Turkey, one university against the regime

18/02/2021 -  Arzu Geybullayeva Istanbul

For 45 days students and academics at Istanbul’s prestigious university Boğaziçi have protested the appointment of new rector Melih Bulu, a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP)

3mesiDI: Azerbaijan, dalla guerra all’appropriazione indebita

04/02/2021 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

Gli ultimi tre mesi dell’Azerbaijan sono stati turbolenti. Migliaia di morti nella guerra per il Nagorno Karabakh, celebrazioni di massa nei territori riconquistati, funzionari governativi silurati per appropriazione indebita, repressione contro i critici del governo


The face of a traitor

23/11/2020 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

Hatred, bullying, threats and insults. Our correspondent Arzu Geybullayeva has been exposed to a repeated series of social media attacks in recent weeks. The reason is simple, she decided to take side for peace during the recent war in Nagorno Karabakh

Azerbaijan, the Internet in times of war

04/11/2020 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

Since the fighting with Armenia began in late September, Azerbaijan's government has severely restricted, when not completely blocked, Internet access. Pro-government media outlets have been spared from the restrictions

We are a generation of war

01/10/2020 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

Does loving one's homeland mean to support war? To shut up about the violation of human rights? To be silent on the sacrifice of dozens of human lives? A comment

Azerbaijan: the Yagublu affair

14/09/2020 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

Longtime political activist and member of Azerbaijan's oldest political party, Musavat, Tofig Yagublu has always been in the sights of the authorities. He was arrested at least 35 times and recently received his fourth sentence. Now he has decided to go on a hunger strike

Violent clashes erupt on the front line between Armenia and Azerbaijan

21/07/2020 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

18 months since both sides agreed to prepare populations for peace, Azerbaijan and Armenia may have sent that peace process a few years back amid renewed fighting on the front line as of Sunday, July 12

Journalism in times of COVID19: an update from Turkey

31/03/2020 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey persists in detaining and arresting new journalists. Calls by human rights organisations for the release of journalists and activists are multiplying

COVID-19, Aliyev spreads the message

23/03/2020 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

While leaders across the globe encourage people to stay calm and be diligent with the measures put in place to combat the global pandemic, in Azerbaijan the spread of the global virus is used as an opportunity to threaten independent voices and political foes