Baku Executive Power Responded to Youth Opposition Appeal

Politics Materials 23 April 2008 14:13 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 23 April / Trend corr. J.Babayeva / The Baku Executive Power of Baku did not sanction rally in the Azadlig square on 24 April, the day of imagined Armenian genocide, which the youth organization Biz coalition has planned to stage, Tural Abbasli, chairman of the youth organization of Musavat party, stated Trend .

Armenia and Armenian lobby has been doing their best for past 92 years so that the world community recognize the events that took place in the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as the Genocide against Armenians. Turkey insists that the Ottoman Empire resettled Armenians due to domestic defence in the country. Turkey states that a peaceful resettlement cannot be considered as genocide. Armenia has not respond to Turkey's proposal to form a joint commission consisting of historians from different nationalities to investigate events took place in 1915. In 2005, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan offered Armenia opportunity to jointly study the archives of Turkey, Armenia and other countries, and then to share the results with the world's community, for the purpose of revealing the truth and removing this issue as an obstacle between the two countries' bilateral relations.

Biz unites Liberal, Democratic, Popular Front, Musavat, National Independent parties and independent youth organizations. Coalition's key aim is to increase the role of youth in democratic development of Azerbaijan.

According to Abbasli, Baku Executive Power did not propose another area to stage rally. Abbasli stated that as the Azadlig square was envisaged for events reflecting unity and interests of the Azerbaijani population, the coalition was not allowed to stage rally in the square.

Biz would appeal against Executive Power to the European Court.

Biz was planning to stage rally on Azadlig square with a participation of 5,000 young people.