Scientists Speak of Events in Turkey in 1915 – version 2
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr S. Ilhamgizi / The head of the Azerbaijani Jews Community, Misha Bekker, reported on 24 April, during the meeting held in Ataturk Centre in Baku organized by the World Azerbaijanis Congress, that in 1918 the Armenians committed genocide against all nationalities residing in Azerbaijan.
He noted that as a result of research held by the Institute on Human Rights of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), the facts regarding the genocide had been traced in the archives. In 1918, the Armenians slaughtered some 3,000 Jews residing in Azerbaijan. Eye-witnesses at the event provided data on this occasion. MP Ganira Pashayeva noted that the descriptions of the Armenian vandalism provided by elderly persons residing in different Azerbaijani regions coincided with historical facts. Mass burials found in Guba and Neftchala are indispensable historical items of evidence proving the genocide of the Azerbaijani people committed in the beginning of 1918. Pashyeva added that the Armenians constantly increase the number of victims of the fictitious Armenian people's genocide.
The dean of the History faculty at the Baku State University, Sani Hajiyev, noted that in April 1915, Talat Pasha was informed of the secret gatherings of the Armenian groups residing in the Eastern Anatolia. He issued a 6-item decree to resettle 300,000 Armenians to other parts of Turkey. Politicians and historians consider the decision to be very reasonable.
The very Armenians, who committed genocide all over Azerbaijan (March 1918) and in Khojaly region of Azerbaijan (1992) have groundless accusation against Turkey.
The Armenian armed forces occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani territory (Nagorno-Karabakh and 7 nearby regions) in 1992. As a result of the occupation, some 1mln Azerbaijanis became refugees and 10,000 died in the conflict.