Azerbaijan Grapples With the Rise of Turkish Language

The homepage of TRT Çocuk, a Turkish TV channel for children that is part of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation. According to parents and teachers in Azerbaijan, children in this South Caucasus country pick up the Turkish language early by watching Turkish channels available on satellite TV. (Photo: Screenshot)

Five-year-old Mehdi Rahimi watches his favorite cartoons on TRT Çocuk, a Turkish channel for children that his family gets on satellite TV in their home in Fatmayi, a village just outside of Baku.
 

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Durna Safarova is a freelance journalist who covers Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan Grapples With the Rise of Turkish Language

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