Azeri Version of Thomas de Waal’s Book on Nagorno-Karabakh Presented in Baku
Azerbaijan, Baku, 5 March / Тrend News corr J. Babayeva/ On 5 March, the Azeri version of the book by the British journalist Thomas de Waal ' Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan through peace and war ' was presented in Baku. It was translated into Azeri with the financial support of the US Embassy in Azerbaijan.
" Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan through peace and war ' tells about the history of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the on-going processes in the region".
According to the Head of the PR Department at the US Embassy in Azerbaijan, Jonathan Henik, the Embassy does not bear the responsibility for the thoughts of the writer.
"We are sure not everybody in Azerbaijan and Armenia will agree with the several facts reflected in the book," he said.
According to Thomas de Waal, the book was written in order to realize the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "I wanted to realize the core of the conflict, but could not find enough information about that. So, I decided to collect the facts and to compile them into a book, thus trying to realize the core of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict."
In February 2006, the English version of the book was presented in Baku.
Thomas de Waal is Caucasus editor at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in London.