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Tabriz and Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan: a small Caucasian, former-soviet republic wedged against the Caspian Sea. True, but not the entire truth. The Azerbaijani people are a Turkic language speaking (Azeri), Shia Muslim people of mixed Caucasian, Turkic and Iranian elements; and the vast majority of them live in northern Iran (fifteen million – disputed, perhaps much higher), not in independent Azerbaijan (nine million). 848 more words

Iran 2014

Iran - first the tough love

Before I “wax on wax off” (lyrically mind you) on Iran – and I will because it is one of the most amazing countries I have even had the joy to experience – I must critique. 687 more words