Politics

24.01.2017, 11:52
Elman Fettah

The "Religious Threat": Backbone of the Aliyev Regime

History has on multiple occasions proven that those that react to modern values with the words, “we aren’t ready for democracy”, “you are right before your time” rarely know that having taken shelter under despotism, they have already laid bare their backs to the whippings of theocracy. . .

16.01.2017, 11:16
Caner Qasimov

A supporter holds a flag depicting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during a pro-government demonstration in Ankara, Turkey, July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

Turkey Pushes Presidential System: The View from Azerbaijan

Azerbaijanis used to hope that Turkey would gradually help Azerbaijan transition to democracy. But with Turkey's push towards a presidential system, it looks like Azerbaijan is 'helping' Turkey transition to authoritarianism.