Elchin Afandiyev

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Date of Birth May 13, 1943
Place of Birth Azerbaijan
Age 77 years old
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Elchin Afandiyev

Elchin Ilyas oglu Afandiyev is an Azerbaijani writer, professor and politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan from 1993 to 2018.

Born: May 13, 1943, Baku, Azerbaijan
Religion: Islam
President: Heydar Aliyev, Ilham Aliyev

About Elchin Afandiyev

Azerbaijani politician who became his country's Deputy Prime Minister in 1993. Also an acclaimed writer, he published more than one hundred novels that were subsequently translated into over twenty languages.

Before Fame

In his mid-teens, he published his first work of fiction in the Azerbaijani Youth magazine.


He earned degrees in philology from Baku State University and the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.

Family Life

He was born into a literary family: his father, Ilyas Afandiyev, was a renowned playwright and novelist.


In 2003, Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev presented Afandiyev with the prestigious Istiglal Order.

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  • Literature of Azerbaijan - Azerbaijani literature is written in Azerbaijani, a Turkic language, which currently is the official state language of the Republic of Azerbaijan, where the North Azerbaijaini variety is spoken, and is the first-language of most people in Iranian Azerbaijan, where South Azerbaijani is spoken.
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  • Baku State University alumni
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