12 Nov, 23

Azerbaijan’s Balancing Act In Israel-Turkey Rift

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The deadly Israeli offensive that followed Hamas’ surprise attack from Gaza on October 7 has shaken the Muslim world.  No Muslim-majority country, including relatively secular Azerbaijan, can simply ignore it.  In fact, Baku is particularly sensitive to the course of developments. Three of its neighbors, Russia, Iran, and – most importantly – its key ally Turkey are vocal supporters of the Palestinian cause. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan’s relations with Israel are at their zenith.  On the international stage, Baku walks a fine line in an…

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