The initial deportation of Azerbaijani Turks from Western Azerbaijan (present-day Armenia) was launched upon the annexation of Eastern Georgia by Russia in 1801, later the invasion of Shamshaddil and Loru-Pempek regions by Russia.
In his report dated July 13, 1810, to the commander of Russian troops in the Caucasian Knorring, major general Lazarev noted that some 5,000 – 6,000 Turks from 14 villages of Pembek left the province for the Erivan khanate. Later some part of Turkic population of Pembek province revolved against Russia, Pembek beks Rahim and Said escaped to find asylum in Kars pashalik in July 1804. Prince Sisianov repeatedly asked Mammad pasha of Kars to get them back.
In the spring of 1804, 2,000 Armenians fled from Erivan khanate to seek for Russian asylum, and they were settled in Loru-Pembek region. That year, the Russian troops entered Shoreyel. On October 20, 1805 in Ganja, Sultan Budag of Shoreyel and Prince Sisianov signed an agreement on permanent incorporation of Shoreyel into Russia. Afterwards, the refugee period of Turks living in that territory started. As a result of Russo-Turkish war, a portion of Qarapapaq people from Shoreyel villages left their homes and found refuge in the territories of Erivan khanate and Kars pashalik in 1807.
(Vaqif Arzumanli ,Nazim Mustafa,”Tarixin qara səhifələri”, Baku. 1998, p. 18-24).