Azerbaijan, Baku, March 29 / Trend, T. Hajiyev /
Turkey will host a conference dedicated to the genocide committed by Armenian nationalists against the Azerbaijani people on March 31,1918.
The conference will be held in the Turkish city of Igdir with the organization of the Turkish-Azerbaijani Circle (TAD) on March 30, the Azerbaijani State Committee for Diaspora said. The event is supported by the Turkish Center for International Relations and Strategic
Studies (TURKSAM), the Igdir branch of the Turkish Organization of Trade Unions of Public Employees and the Organization for Cooperation of Azerbaijanis and other Turkic peoples (ATXEM).
The conference onwill be attended by head of TAD and TURKSAM Sinan Ogan, ATXEM head Ilham Ismayilov, Azerbaijani MP Ganira Pashayeva, Azay Guliyev, and Musa Gasimli, who will deliver reports on the genocide.
During the conference, Pashayeva's book, "Victim of Genocide Committed by Armenians: Baganis Ayrim," will be presented. In addition, a short documentary will be screened at the conference.
An appeal to close the Metsamor nuclear power plant in Armenia will also be read out at the conference. A wreath will also be laid at a monument to the victims of the genocide committed by the Armenians in Igdir.
The conference will be attended by employees of the State Committee for Diaspora and many Azerbaijani journalists.
The Baku Council (consisting mainly of Armenians) and Dashnak armed gangs committed genocide against the local Turkic-Muslim population of Baku and various regions of Baku province, including Shamakhi, Guba, Khachmaz, Lankaran, Hajigabul, Salyan, and other regions of Azerbaijan - Zangezur, Karabakh and Nakhchivan from March 30 to April 3, 1918. According to the official figures, Armenian bandits killed over 12,000 of Azerbaijanis only in Baku, tens of thousands still missing. The number of dead Muslims all over Azerbaijan amounted to over 50,000 people.