Aug. 6, 2021

How a fake fatwa exposed Turkey-Iran rivalry in the Caucasus

Iran/Politics

The chair of the Baku-based Board of Muslims of the Caucasus, Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh, recently raised eyebrows by declaring that Azerbaijan owes its victory in its 2020 war against Armenia to a religious edict—a fatwa—by Iran’s supreme leader. Pashazadeh claimed that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had issued the fatwa to bless the military effort.

In reality, there was no such edict...

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Eldar Mamedov
Eldar Mamedov
Eldar Mamedov has degrees from the University of Latvia and the Diplomatic School in Madrid, Spain. ... Full Bio
فارسیPersian
فارسیPersian
عربيArabic
عربيArabic