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Categories Literature
Frequency Quarterly
First issue 1979; 38 years ago (1979)
Country Iran
Based in Tehran
Language Azerbaijani

Varliq (English: Existence) is a bilingual quarterly literary magazine in Azerbaijani and Persian languages published in Tehran, Iran.[1][2]

History and profile[edit]

Varliq was established by Javad Heyat with Hamid Notghi and Gholamhossein Bigdeli and other Iranian Azerbaijani poets and writers in 1979.[1][3] Its main focus is on Turkic languages spoken in Iran, such as Azerbaijani, Turkmen, Qashqai, Khorasani, Sonqori dialects.

The magazine, in addition to research areas in Turkology, focuses on written Turkish literature and Azerbaijani literature in Iran and its alphabet, strengthening cultural links between Persians and Azerbaijanis. It also promotes Iranian Turks' issues in academic circles such as conferences and seminars.

Several contributors of the magazine were arrested by the Iranian authorities and put in Evin prison in September 2008.[4]


  1. ^ a b Bainbridge, (28 October 2013). Turkic Peoples Of The World. Taylor & Francis. p. 140. ISBN 978-1-136-15362-4. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Enver Guseynov (2 August 2011). "Azeri Youth During Iran's Islamic Revolution". Suite. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "New governor has been appointed to Iranian eastern Province". Azeri Press Agency. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "19 Azerbaijanis Arbitrarily Arrested". Iran Human Rights. 17 September 2008. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 

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