Only way out for Armenian community of Karabakh - to agree living under Azerbaijan’s flag
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 14
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The only way out for the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh is to agree to live under Azerbaijan’s flag, Chairman of the Public Association of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh Tural Ganjaliyev said.
Ganjaliyev made the remarks in Baku at the conference entitled "Karabakh is Azerbaijan!", Trend reports on Oct. 14.
“Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s decisive statement made at the Valdai Discussion Club made us - Azerbaijanis who were internally displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh region and who were subjected to ethnic cleansing, very happy,” the chairman said.
“Azerbaijan’s flag will fly in Shusha, Khankendi soon. We must follow the president’s wise foreign policy, connect it with everyday life. We must continue this activity on social networks, on all platforms where an information war is being waged,” Ganjaliyev said.
The chairman stressed that a second blow to Armenia was inflicted during the Council of CIS Heads of State in Ashgabat.
"Thanks to all this, Azerbaijan’s voice was brought to the attention of the whole world,” Ganjaliyev said. “Criminal elements must learn a lesson from these decisive statements and withdraw their troops from the occupied Azerbaijani territories soon. The only way out for the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh is to accept Azerbaijan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and agree to live under the Azerbaijani flag.”
“The Azerbaijani president’s statement has been also addressed to the Armenian community for it to wake up, realize the importance of withdrawing troops from the occupied Azerbaijani lands and living together with the Azerbaijani people within Azerbaijan’s sovereignty,” he added. “Otherwise, each day they live brings them closer to collapsing.”
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.