Latest posts by Arzu Geybullayeva from February, 2022
Hafizli's sparked a public outcry on social media platforms, with many activists criticizing Azerbaijan's history of inaction when addressing hate crimes, specifically those targeting marginalized groups in the country.
As a majority of Western countries were condemning Putin's decision to recognize the independence of two Ukrainian separatist regions, Azerbaijan's ruling government kept silent.
Fans are divided over the lyrics, with some claiming the song is about the pandemic and others arguing it addresses political issues. Regardless, the new song is a hit.
A video featuring the 66-year-old member of parliament reading a poem while holding a plastic dinosaur in his hand has been making rounds on social media and the local news.
Across the country, workers are protesting rising living costs and stagnating wages as Turkey faces its worst economic crisis in decades, with the annual inflation reaching 48.7 percent.
This is perhaps the first instance of strong public backlash against someone disrespecting a foreign flag in Azerbaijan.