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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 26
Approach to bloody conflicts through the prism of double standards creates great obstacles for preventing terrible disasters, reads an address by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to the participants of the fifth international science conference, titled “Genocide of Turkic-Muslim Peoples in the 20th Century”, held in Gusar, Azerbaijan.
“Dear participants of the conference! I cordially greet you and wish success in the work of the international science conference devoted to the genocide issues,” Ilham Aliyev said in his address. “These days coincide with the centenary of the genocide committed against our people in 1918 by nationalist Armenian Dashnak and Bolshevik armed detachments.”
“Mass killings for national and religious reasons, which at that time spread to various districts of our country, were committed with a particular cruelty in Gusar as well, where this conference is organized,” the letter reads. “Multinational and multiconfessional Azerbaijani society doesn’t forget the pain and bitterness of ethnic cleansing, deportation, acts of terror and genocide our people have been subjected to throughout the history and always honors the memory of the victims. Today, the growth of threats against peace and security creates a serious threat to peaceful coexistence and mutually beneficial cooperation of peoples.”