Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Vietnam introduces E-Visas for 40 countries
  2. 2 Trip Report Free Tour Guide In Hoi An, Viet Nam
  3. 3 Trip Report Impressions of India
  4. 4 Tour Agency Recommendation
  5. 5 http://www.essentialdetoxsweden.com/retinolla-med-revoluxe/
  6. 6 Advice needed from Japan train pros
  7. 7 Trip Report Hong Kong and Angkor Wat
  8. 8 Cherry Blossom season Mount Fuji area
  9. 9 Japan GTG, early April
  10. 10 Beijing tours
  11. 11 Goodbye, Carol Simpson
  12. 12 Trip Report Googling to going...to Gujarat!
  13. 13 Honest opinion needed about Thailand
  14. 14 A Netflix series for those who enjoy Tokyo
  15. 15 Takayama trail, Japan
  16. 16 Hotels near Takefu Train Station
  17. 17 1 day itinerary in Busan
  18. 18 Trip Report Trip report : Annapurna Circuit October 2016
  19. 19 Japan - Will We Get Lost?
  20. 20 Trip Report On the road again - to Incredible India.
  21. 21 HK to Beijing for 3 weeks- mid March to early April- itinerary help please!
  22. 22 Cambodia to Vietnam e-visa image format
  23. 23 Nakasendo Walk: Some help please
  24. 24 Visa for India
  25. 25 Best place to buy real cheap designer bags ?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Azerbaijan Trip Report

Jump to last reply

Hey! Let me tell you about what's currently on in Azerbaijan as I've just come from that place and was really surprised to know about. I need to say that I've always thought Azerbaijani people to be independent in their way of life, home affairs or religion. But not until last time I was in that country. It suddenly came to me that Azerbaijan becomes more and more influenced by, guess who... Turkey! I don't need to palter with truth, I'm not very much fond of the Turks. I used to be to Turkey a few times on purpose of business and I've got to confess that the Turks are the last ones who I would want to make business with.

But now they are in Azerbaijan, what an unpleasant surprise! You don't see them in Baku, yet. But in distant regions the Turks are quite active – building up numerous Sunni mosques (while note that most Azerbaijani people are Shia) and also stand for sharia even though Azerbaijan is a secular state.

All in all, I believe that the Turks are too pully. It would be sad to know if they manage to get any serious political leverage in Azerbaijan. But for some reason, that's what they are going to get.

Advertisement