Quliyeva Gulnara, a female entrepreneur who is an IDP from the region of Agdam, is continuing to pursue her work and has a small shop despite the precarious situation of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict on the frontline.
A Female Entrepreneur on the Frontline
The Sarsang water reservoir is Adgara region’s highest reservoir and it has been under the control of Armenian military forces since the end of the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh. Built in 1976 on the Terter river, the reservoir provided irrigation water to six Azerbaijani regions - Tartar, Agdara, Barda, Goranbor, Yevlakh and Agjabadi. Since the end of the war, access to the water reservoir has been blocked during the dry summer months, hence depriving people of essential water supply. The channel flowing into Azerbaijan-controlled territory is closed during the summer, but open in spring and autumn where the combination of usually heavy rains and water from the reservoir causes frequent floods. The situation affects 130 communities, for a total of 500,000 people. Fazil Bayramov is one of them .
Kocharli railway station, Terter, 249 km away from Baku, operating since 1983, is the last station before the deadlock of Nagorno Karabakh. Before the war between Armenians and Azerbaijanis over control of Nagorno Karabakh in 1988, the railway carried both passengers and cargo from Baku till the last station in Karabakh, Khankendi.
Every Sunday a colourful crowd gathers at the Krishna temple in Avchala, in uptown Tbilisi. Praying, listening to lectures, and exchanging ideas is a kaleidoscope of ethnicities, and among them many are Azerbaijanis.