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Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen has lived in the United States since 1999.

Baku TV Station Shut Over Gulen 'Interview'

A private Azerbaijani television station has been taken off the air and accused of damaging Baku's "strategic" links with Turkey after announcing it would broadcast an interview with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. More

Aliyev, Poroshenko Hold Talks In Baku

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, held talks in Baku on July 14. More

Left to right: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rohani, and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev

Russian, Iranian, Azerbaijani Leaders To Meet

The presidents of Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan are expected to hold talks in Baku early next month. More

Pope Francis talks to journalists on his flight back to Rome following a visit to Armenia on June 26.

Pope To Meet With Leaders Of Several Faiths On Trip To Tbilisi, Baku

Pope Francis will meet with Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders during a trip to the former Soviet republics of Georgia and Azerbaijan from September 30 to October 2. More

Kerry Urges Armenian, Azerbaijani Leaders To Avoid Karabakh Tensions

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in separate calls with the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan on June 30, noted the cease-fire in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh was largely holding and urged the leaders to avoid tensions. More

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Beyond Balcony-Rental Boom, Formula One Race Offers Few Rewards For Azerbaijanis

Azerbaijan is about to host its first Formula One race, the latest international event in the authoritarian government's multiyear effort to showcase the former Soviet republic. For many in Baku, the race has created inconveniences while offering few rewards.

Azerbaijan's Other Political Prisoners

The release of RFE/RL journalist Khadija Ismayilova from an Azerbaijani prison has highlighted the plight of numerous other activists and journalists widely considered political prisoners who remain behind bars in the oil-rich former Soviet republic.
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