President Ilham Aliyev talks proving to world that Karabakh is Azerbaijan's historical land
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 26
Azerbaijan is restoring historical justice, President Ilham Aliyev said in his address to the nation on 26 October, Trend reports.
"I was able to prove to the whole world during the live debates at the Munich Security Conference that this [Nagorno-Karabakh] is our historical land. I provided information about the Kurakchay peace treaty signed at the beginning of the 19th century," President Ilham Aliyev said.
“The Kurakchay peace treaty was signed by the Khan of Karabakh and Shusha, Ibrahimkhalil khan, on the other side a general of Tsarist Russia. This agreement is available online for everyone to read. I am sure that after my words, a large international audience which follows the recent developments on the battlefield, will read that there is not a word about Armenian people in that agreement."
"The Armenians weren't there at the time.The Armenian people were brought to our ancestral lands after the Kurakchay, Gulustan and Turkmenchay peace treaties. They were deliberately brought and placed in Karabakh, one of the most fascinating corners of our country, and conditions were created for them [to live there].”
President Ilham Aliyev noted that the purpose of this was to change the religious composition in the new lands of the empire, to expel Muslims from their ancestral lands, drive them away and create a new reality.
"Unfortunately, they achieved this,” he said.