Ilham Aliyev, a dictator whose name is not spoken

Ilham Aliyev, a dictator whose name is not spoken

Photo – The Azerbaijani president, who has already been in power since 2004, is preparing for re-election for a seven-year term at the head of the state he rules with an iron fist. With the support of Russia and Turkey, he did not abandon his expansionist dreams against neighboring Armenia.

This article is copied from Figaro magazine

Dictators have one thing they cannot be faulted for: they say what they do and do what they say. At the helm of Azerbaijan for twenty years with elections democratic in name only (muzzled press, daily propaganda in schools, departments and media, opponents imprisoned, exiled or killed, etc.), Ilham Aliyev promised to avenge his father. Heydar Aliyev, local leader of the KGB and then the Communist Party between 1967 and 1987, and president of post-Soviet Azerbaijan.

In 1994, after being defeated militarily, he was forced to abandon the Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh, which Stalin artificially annexed to his country in 1923. Aliyev Jr., at the cost of three wars (2016, 2020 and 2023) and the recent ethnic cleansing. Fall, fulfill the promise to my father. So we must take this satrap of Eastern morals seriously when he announced his desire a few years ago “Expel the Armenians…

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