Twitter suspends account of Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Bayramov

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by DAILY SABAH

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov sits at a meeting with his Armenian and Russian counterparts in Moscow, Russia, Oct. 9, 2020. (Handout Photo by the Russian Foreign Ministry / AFP)

Twitter suspended the account of Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov late Wednesday, raising suspicions of bias among users.

The social media giant’s move was regarded as pro-Armenian bias by the Azerbaijani populace, who called upon the company to restore the account of the top diplomat.

Some Turkish users also criticized Twitter, saying that the social media platform has taken Armenia’s side with the decision.

Bayramov, 47, who had been serving as education minister since April 2018, was appointed to the Foreign Ministry in July by decree of President Ilham Aliyev.

His account suspension came amid the heightened tensions in the Caucasus, as the Azerbaijani military continues to attack  the republic of Artzagh.

 

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