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South Azerbaijan Question in Evolution;Identity, Society, and Regional Security

South Azerbaijanis have historically been considered the country’s most loyal ethnolinguistic minority. Predominantly Shiite, with religion being the most important source of collective identity, Turkophone Azerbaijanis had until the 1920s provided numerous dynasties to the Persian thrones. The rise of nationalism in the 20th century gradually breached the image of South …

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IRAN: RELEASE AZERBAIJANI TURKIC MINORITY RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DETAINED FOR PEACEFUL CULTURAL GATHERINGS

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 11 August 2018 Index: MDE 13/8889/2018 Amnesty International is calling on the Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release activist Ebrahim Nouri, as well as anyone else still arbitrarily detained after the arrest of around 120 people in connection with two separate Azerbaijani Turkic cultural gatherings that took …

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South Azerbaijan Question in Evolution: Identity, Society, and Regional Security

  South Azerbaijan Question in Evolution: Identity, Society, and Regional Security-By Emil Aslan Souleimanov and Josef Kraus Iranian Azerbaijanis have historically been considered the country’s most loyal ethno-linguistic minority. Predominantly Shiite, with religion being the most important source of collective identity, Turkophone Azerbaijanis had until the 1920s provided numerous dynasties to the Persian …

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