Azerbaijani Governing Party Informs Public of Occupation of Ancient Azerbaijani Lands by Armenians
Azerbaijan, Baku, 7 February / Тrend corr S. Ilhamgizi / Azerbaijan's governing New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) informed the public how the Armenian state was established on the ancient Azerbaijani lands. A round table on the subject of 'Main Purposes of Fighting against Armenia's Provocations in Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict' took place on 6 February and was organized by the NAP.
"The historical facts cited by President Ilham Aliyev about the establishment of a state by the Armenians in the ancient Azerbaijani land, about turning the ancient Irevan khanate into their capital Yerevan should be publicized on a wide scale," the Executive Secretary and the Deputy Chairman of the NAP Ali Ahmaov said.
"During the last 200 years the Armenians committed the most serious international crimes, namely occupation, ethnic cleansing and falsification of historical facts," he said.
"Ilham Aliyev's statements that Armenians came to the Azerbaijani territory as guests are proved by historical facts. The manuscripts about migration of Armenians to the Azerbaijani land are kept in archives," the Director of the Historical Institution in the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences Yagub Mahmudov said.
"The resettlement of Armenians to North Azerbaijan began after the Turkmenchay agreement was signed. In 1828, an Armenian province was established in the Azerbaijan land. A total of 1,114 villages out of the 1,125 which were given to the Irevan province were entirely Azerbaijani. Historical documents say that in 1886 Azerbaijanis comprised 86.5% of the population in the Irevan province," Mahmudov said.
"In 1978, Armenians in the Agdara region of Azerbaijan erected a monument to the 100th anniversary of their resettlement in that land. Later, when they realised that this historical fact would be used against them they removed the monument," he said.