Karabakh Foundation protests U.S. television channel PBS
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.29 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
The Karabakh Foundation operating in Washington sent a letter of protest to the American Public Television Channel PBS President Paul Kerger in connection with demonstration of a biased and one-sided documentary about Nagorno-Karabakh, the Foundation said.
The film "The history of people living in neither peace nor war conditions" dealing with the Azerbaijani territories, which are under the Armenian occupation was demonstrated to American audience Oct. 24. The film reflects biased and one-sided information, it doesn't tell about the history and cultural heritage of the Azerbaijanis, who comprise 80 percent of the Karabakh region's population, the Foundation's letter of protest said.
The television channel was recommended to show films about the culture and history of the Karabakh region by reflecting Azerbaijan's position.
"These films will help to acquaint the American television audience with Azerbaijan, as a country that has created the first democratic republic in the East. They will tell Azerbaijan's unique role and the country's significant contribution to world culture," the letter read.
A conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding negotiations to resolve the dispute.
Armenia has failed to implement UN Security Council resolutions stipulating the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions.
The central office of the Karabakh Foundation is located in Washington. Its main goal is to disseminate accurate information about Azerbaijan, its integral part - Karabakh, and in general, the Caucasus region, as well as disseminate and promote the Azerbaijani culture in the U.S.