The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Special Representative on the South Caucasus, Kristian Vigenin, who is on a visit to Azerbaijan, met with IDPs fromZangilan and Jabrayil districts who are residing in Baku’s Masazir settlement, Tahir Mirkishili, a member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the OSCE PA, toldAPA.
After the World War II the territorial claims of the Soviet Union to Turkey and the active participation of the Armenians in this process led to tragic events in the fate of the Azerbaijanis.
Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Committee for Refugee and IDP affairs, chairman of the Republican Commission for International Humanitarian Assistance Ali Hasanov has met newly-appointed head of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Baku Office Furio De Angelis.
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.