Genocides of azerbaijanis

Armenians about themselves

soyqirim tehlil armyane o sebe

“I became more pacified as I saw Shusha again. In that Turkish quarter of the city, nothing but ruins was left. All the houses were burned, their owners killed. The same was committed in the Turkish quarter of Khankendi… With the help of the English, the Armenians occupied Baku, an important oil city, and killed 25,000 Turkish people”

The events of 1918-1920, the genocide of March


In 1918 the leader of the Russian Bolsheviks Vladimir Lenin appointed Stephan Shaumyan the extraordinary Commissar of the Caucasus and sent him to Baku. The Bolsheviks seized power in Baku and created conditions for the Armenian armed formations to realize their secret purposes.

Law On Relocation And Its Implementation

Reasons for Relocation

The Ottoman Government, in order to deal with the Armenian riots and massacres, primarily applied regional measures and preferred to maintain a position of defence to settle the events locally.