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Arzu Geybullayeva · October, 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 October, 2021

Turkey finally ratifies the Paris Climate Agreement

All eyes are on the upcoming council meeting in January 2022, where the government will announce the new action plan to combat the climate crisis.

Turkish President declares 10 diplomats persona non grata

President Erdogan's decision to expel the ambassadors comes following a statement issued on October 18, 2021 by the embassies of ten countries on the ongoing detention of philanthropist Osman Kavala.

In Georgia, there is still hope for rainbow colors

Global Voices spoke with Giorgi Tabagari, 35, founder of Tbilisi Pride on Georgia's recent anti-LGBTQ+ developments and the plight of the country's queer community.

Tensions are escalating between Azerbaijan and Iran over border issue and Armenia

For weeks, Iran and Azerbaijan have exchanged accusations, and played war games, in what can be best described as chest-thumping.

Young Azerbaijani activist goes public about grave crime committed against her whose perpetrator remains unpunished

Despite medical records indicating the proof of the crime, the perpetrator remains free, according to the personal account posted by activist Sanay Yaghmur on Facebook.

Turkey and Armenia ready to ‘normalize relations’ after nearly 30 years

Almost three decades later, Turkey is now considering reopening its border with Armenia. The border has been closed since 1993.

Meet Boji, the dog touring Istanbul using public transportation

Meet Boji, a street dog from Istanbul who uses public transportation to tour the city every day.

Georgia holds local election, with ruling Georgia Dream Party securing the majority of votes

Amid political tensions and polarization, Georgia held a local election on October 2, in what was widely seen as a crucial test for the ruling Georgian Dream party.

Global internet freedom trends in Turkey and South Caucasus, new report

While Georgia and Armenia were ranked "free" in this year's report, Turkey and Azerbaijan ranked "not free" as a result of the challenging atmosphere around digital rights and freedoms.

Relations between Turkey and Russia: “It's complicated”

On September 29, the leaders of two countries met in Russian Black Sea city of Sochi to discuss economic and strategic deals and their presence in conflict zones.

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