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Arzu Geybullayeva · August, 2021

Arzu Geybullayeva is Azerbaijani columnist and writer, with special focus in digital authoritarianism and its implications on human rights and press freedom in Azerbaijan. Arzu has written for Al Jazeera, Eurasianet, Foreign Policy Democracy Lab, CODA, Open Democracy, Radio Free Europe, and CNN International. She is a regular contributor at IWPR, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso and Global Voices. In 2019, Arzu launched Azerbaijan Internet Watch, a platform that documents, and monitors information controls in Azerbaijan. Arzu has contributed to GV since May 2010.

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Latest posts by Arzu Geybullayeva from August, 2021

Anti-immigrant sentiment leads to violence in Turkey

A mob ransacked and vandalized stores, homes, and cars belonging to Syrian immigrants in Ankara's Altindag neighborhood.

Russia blames Azerbaijan for violating ceasefire

The Russian Ministry of Defence accused Azerbaijan of violating the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh as tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to rise.

In Turkey, a social media battle amid ongoing blazes

To counter the trending #HelpTurkey the government responded with its own hashtags #StrongTurkiye and #WeDontNeedHelp.

Are Turkish environmental groups alone in criticizing the Beijing-Ankara economic integration?

The Hunutlu coal-fired power plant is part of China's Belt and Road Initiative in Turkey, an economic and political cooperation program that Ankara joined in November 2015.

Style and comfort in one: Adaptive clothing for people with disabilities

"Kekalove Adaptive Fashion," is a social business founded in 2019 by a group of young people designing clothes specifically for people with disabilities.

Nikol Pashinyan re-appointed as Prime Minister in Armenia

The appointment follows Pashinyan's Civil Contract Party victory in the June snap election. Pashinyan had been serving as acting Prime Minister until the official appointment on August 1.

In Azerbaijan women's rights activists protest outside the Ministry of the Interior

A coffin covered with the names of domestic abuse victims was placed at the entrance of the Ministry of the Interior in Baku on July 30.

In Turkey, continuing forest fires are destroying livelihoods

As the extent of the damage comes to light, the ruling Justice and Development Party has faced criticism and public outcry for the country's lack of safety measures and emergency plans.

In Georgia, a book with stories to empower women written by men garners criticism

"Love yourself," a book featuring 13 women who share their stories of stigma over body image, may have had all the good intentions at heart.

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