Azeri

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an ethnic group living in Azerbaijan

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First, Armenian-Azeri conflicts have been-and have continued to be-ethnic-based and have revolved around territorial concerns, as well as political and nationalistic issues, rather than religious issues, even though the majority of Azeris have been Muslims and the majority of ethnic Armenians have been Christians.
Like other ethnic minorities (which together comprise half the country's population), ethnic Azeris in Iran are denied the right to educate their children in their Turkic language and to use it in interaction with state institutions such as during judicial proceedings or in written bureaucratic forms.
Head of Azerbaijan Culture and Solidarity Association ReE-ad Abdullayev and a number of association members visited the disaster-hit Soma and met with families of the mine disaster to offer Azeri students' condolences for the mine blast last week.
Yeni GAMOH, which stands for "New Southern Azerbaijan National Awakening Movement" in the Azeri language, has for more than a decade promoted Azeri cultural and linguistic identity, along with secularism and the right to self-determination for the Azeris of Iran, members say.
Azeris and Armenians share a lengthy history of ethnic-based territorial conflict.
Azeris inside Iran are generally well assimilated--Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is himself half-Azeri--but there is a small movement to join the Azeri region of Iran with the existing state of Azerbaijan.
In this period of Arab conquest, the cultural life in Aran / Artsakh did not cease and in the eighth century a distinctive local Christian culturewas shaped, as opposed to the Islamization of the surrounding nations, including the Turkic ancestors of modern Azeris that arrived in the region three centuries later.
Hosting Clinton at his palatial summer residence on the Caspian Sea, Azeri President Ilham Aliyev made clear that his priority was Nagorno-Karabakh.
A change of Azeri government policy meant we thought we would not receive our visas before setting off.
3 million civilians (1 million Azeris and 300,000 Armenians) had been forcibly displaced from their homes.
Official statistics indicate that Azeris form a majority in four provinces: East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Ardebil and Zanjan.
Though the state is officially secular, the overwhelming majority of Azeris are Muslim.
Even for those Azeris able to reach the capital Baku, there is no room for more Azeri refugees in this overcrowded city.
The offices of two anti-Iran separatist groups called South Azerbaijan National Liberation Movement and Coordinating Council of World Azeris in Baku have been shut down, Contact AZ news agency reported.
Like other ethnic minorities (which together comprise half the country's population), ethnic Azeris in Iran are denied the right to educate their children in their national language and to use it in interaction with state institutions such as during judicial proceedings or in written bureaucratic forms.