The meeting with Ashiq tradition - wandering minstrels- gave birth to the idea behind the Sayat Nova Project concerning the diverse musical traditions of the South Caucasus. Photo-story by Onnik Krikorian
The mobilization to preserve Gezi Park, one of Istanbul's few green areas, has sparked a wave of protests against the government of Turkey's Prime Minister Erdoğan. Arzu Geybullayeva shows in her photos the time line of the protests
Arguably leading the region in terms of democracy according to organizations such as Freedom House, attempts to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) in Georgia last week revealed major problems in terms of tolerance in the former Soviet Union.
Since 2006 it acts in favor of public spaces. It started in Zagreb, then spreading throughout all of Croatia. The history of the association Pravo na grad shows the growing activism of civil society in Croatia
During the war in Abkhazia in 1992-1993, more than 200.000 Georgians were forced to leave their homes. Many of them have been living since then in Zugdidi, the Georgian city closest to the de facto border. Some of them managed to start a new life, other live in precarious conditions to this day. A photo feature
Capital of Azerbaijan and the centre of the country's extractive industry, Baku (especially downtown) is changing quickly, thanks to an influx of money that has come with the discovery and exploitation of new oil and gas fields in the Caspian Sea