Analysis

THE ARMENIAN AFFAIR

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When you start investigating the historical roots of Armenia’s aggressive and predatory war against Azerbaijan, certain aspects of Armenian history must be taken into account. This aggressive policy arose from the kernel of Armenian history. Therefore, when the favorable historical pre-conditions occurred for international and internal political change, Armenians made every effort for the implementation of their treacherous intentions. The occurrence of the so-called Armenian problem was not fortuitous. With regard to the Armenia- Azerbaijan conflict it is necessary to consider this problem in a new way. As the “Karabakh problem” must be considered a part of the Armenian problem. And the “Armenian problem” is a part of the Eastern problem. At the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century a lot of research was devoted to this problem. The article written by the historian V. Gurko-Kryajinin for the Soviet Encyclopedia that was published in 1926 is one of such works. At the end of the article the author was hopeful by writing “… the most conscientious among the Armenian migrants change their views and say no to the past. They realize their mistakes and return home. After the Soviet coup d’etat the Dashnaktucun completely ceased to exist”. But the historian was deceived.

Southern Russian territories on the “Great Armenia” map

armeniya_xeriteWe have recently come across an intriguing document – a map with the southern part of Russia and the neighboring Caucasus republics. This map was sent to us by our friend – an ethnic German who now lives in the USA. A letter is also attached to the map and we’ll talk about it a bit later. Even if we look at the document superficially, we can easily see how extraordinary Armenia’s territory on the map is.

English military journalist about Armenians and Dashnaks

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Scotland Liddle, an English military journalist, who visited South Caucasus, namely Karabakh and Zengazur in 1919 wrote: “The Armenians are miserable for they have Dashnaktsutyun in power.” This terrorist revolutionary organization has long been provoking the Armenians against the Muslims. After receiving a hard blow by the Muslims, the Armenians then try to earn international sympathy towards the “oppressed Armenians”… And they gain that undeserved sympathy thanks to skillful, systematic agitation .”

The concession of İrevan to the Armenians

The decision of the  Azerbaijani National Council about compromising the city of irevan as a political center to Armenians (1918, the 29th may). After the collapse of Southern Caucasian  Seym(1918, the 26th may) the Armenian National Council declared the establishment of Armenian Republic(Ararat) in Tbilisi. The meeting of the Azerbaijani National Council was held in Tbilisi on the 29th may, 1918. According to the N 3 protocol of the meeting, Fatali Khan Khoyski made a report about the results of the discussions held between Azerbaijani and Armenian members of Councils, referring to the territorial issues. Khoyski has noted the necessity of a political center for establishment of Armenian Federation and in addition described the city of Irevan as the only possible and inevitable one, since the Aleksandropol (Gumru) became a part of Turkey. Referring to this idea, many members called it a historical necessity and an absolute misfortune. As a result of the voting, among the 28 members 16 voted pros, 1 cons while 3 held a neutral position (as it reads in the protocol). So the decision of Azerbaijani National Council about the concession of Irevan to Armenia was taken. Fatali Khan Khoysi, The Prime Minister of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, was writing on his letter sent on the 29th may to The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mammad Hasan Hajinskiy “We set stop to all conflicts with Armenians, they will accept the ultimatum and end the war. We have compromised them the Irevan”.

On the meeting held on the 1 June, this case was reconsidered and the objections were declared. The protest was signed by 3 members of Council coming from Irevan. The National Council decided to add the protest to the protocol without and discussions. Despite all evidences that were substantiated, the compromise of Irevan to the Armenia was a huge political mistake.  After the resettlement of Armenian Government from Tbilisi to Irevan (Erevan), they (Armenians) commit massacre against Azerbaijanis, not only in Irevan (Erevan) but even in other historical Azerbaijani lands. Azerbaijanis in Irevan (Erevan) incurred aimed massacre and deportations both of Dashnak (1918-20) and Soviet (1920-91) governments. The Azerbaijani Cultural Monuments located in Irevan (Erevan) got destroyed, the measures in respect of Armenisizing them took place. Starting in the late 1980’s all Azerbaijanies got deported from Irevan (Erevan).

The Encyclopedia of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. In 2 edition, II edition, Baku, 2005, p 56

Armenians about themselves

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In 1883, 15,992 people out of 18,766 in Erivan were Azerbaijanis, while 23,626 out of 27,246, i.e. 85,2% of the entire city population in 1866.