Deportations of Azerbaijanis

Order that deported 100,000 Azerbaijanis from Armenia

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A copy of the December 23, 1947 order of the USSR leader Joseph Stalin confirming the deportation of Azerbaijanis from their ancestral lands is circulated on social networks. Axar.az news agency reports that Stalin ordered the deportation of 100,000 Azerbaijanis from Armenia to Azerbaijan in 1948-1950s and settling Armenians from abroad in their vacant houses.

Over 450 houses of Azerbaijani IDPs damaged in Armenian shelling

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More than 450 houses owned by Azerbaijani internally displaced persons were damaged as a result of the shelling by Armenian armed forces in April, Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of State Committee on Refugees and IDPs Ali Hasanov said on Tuesday.

Muslims expelled from Iravan and Daralayaz regions were replaced by Armenians brought by Andranik

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In the early XX century, the best part of the Azerbaijani population were expelled from the present-day territory of Armenia following the ethnic conflict between Armenians and Azerbaijanis and as a result of the ethnic cleansing carried out by Armenian nationalists. In mid 1918, the Armenian armed groups led by Andranik played a significant role in the destruction of the Muslim villages in Zangazur as well as in the ethnic cleansing of the region.

Azerbaijanis deportation from West Azerbaijan

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In December 18, 1997 Heydar Aliyev, Azerbaijan Republic President signed special decree of “Azerbaijanis mass deportation from their historical-ethnical lands of Armenia SSR within 1948-1953”. Let’s trace back stages of Azerbaijanis deportation, eviction and genocide in historical succession.