Ankara hosts presentation of “Destroyed cradle of culture – Shusha” movie (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 8 / Trend M.Aliyev /
Turkish capital, Ankara, hosted a presentation of the documentary film "Destroyed cradle of culture - Shusha", prepared by the Public Association (PA) "Eurasian Institute of International Studies", the Association told Trend on Tuesday.
Author of the movie's idea and principal consultant, chairman of the "Eurasian Institute of International Studies", a member of the parliamentary Azerbaijan-Turkey friendship group, Ganira Pashayeva, spoke at the presentation about Shusha's occupation and stressed that Nagorno-Karabakh problem is a common problem of all the Turkic world.
Addressing the Azerbaijani youth studying in Turkey, the Turkish youth and Turkish press, Pashayeva urged to actively inform the international community about occupation of the ancient Azerbaijani city of Shusha, the policy of ethnic cleaning carried out by Armenia in the occupied territories, barbaric destruction in Shusha of cultural, historical, religious monuments and cemeteries.
Pashayeva called all the Turkic youth to actively pursue this work in social networks, as well as strengthen the fight against the allegations of the so-called Armenian genocide.
Armenian troops carried out a military operation on May 8, 1992 to occupy Shusha. Artillery shots were fired over the city which continued up to 6 pm. Over 1000 Armenian soldiers attacked Shusha from three sides.
Some 248 historical facilities, eight museums, one photo gallery, eight music schools and tens of cultural facilities lie under Armenian occupation in Shusha.
During Shusha's occupation, hundreds of innocent people died, nearly 60 citizens, including women and children were taken prisoners and are missing. Most have not been released yet. Nearly 22,000 people became homeless.