News Center -TDO-Hosted by Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Turkey, Hazar Ibrahim, a panel on “Confronting the Challenges Facing International Displaced Persons (IDP): the experience of Azerbaijan” was organized.
The panel held at the embassy was attended by former ambassador of Turkey to Azerbaijan Hulusi Kılıç, AK Party Adana Deputy Necdet Ünüvar, AK Party Istanbul Deputy Şamil Ayrım, ambassadors and invited guests.
Ambassador Farid Shafiyev, head of the Baku Center for International Relations Analysis Center (AIR Center) and assistant professor at the Azerbaijan ADA University, who attended the panel as a speaker, said: “in 1988, "Armenian nationalist unification slogans began.”
Ambassador Shafiyev said that with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Armenian nationalists changed their claims of expansion into claims of self-determination of Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh and their claims of expanding their territory.
“I think intervention can be resolved if third parties do not intervene in the conflict resolution process from time to time,” stated Mr. Ambassador.
In his speech, Tural Ganjaliyev, President of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan Republic, said that Azerbaijanis had witnessed the destruction of their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as historical and cultural monuments of their family members, religious sites and cemeteries of their family members and Armenian troops in occupied areas on Google Earth and on different satellite programs.
“They destroy our heritage, they try to change all traces of us, they change monuments, historic temples and religious monuments, and this act is not only against international human law, it is also a crime against humanity,” said Tural Ganjaliyev.
When Armenian troops invaded Azerbaijani territory, they destroyed not only the livelihoods of the Azerbaijani community, but everything related to the Azerbaijani people in the occupied territories, Tural Ganjaliyev added.
Noting that Azerbaijan has always respected the culture and heritage of other ethnic groups, Ganjaliyev said the Azerbaijani government was protecting the Armenian Church in central Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.
Ganjaliyev stated" We have embraced the Armenians and lived in peace, lived in peace and had good relations.”
He stressed that some Armenian nationalists began to make claims against the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan beginning in the last days of the Soviet Union, and that Armenian nationalists had released their hands.
The occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region, many famous historians, philosophers, thinkers, composers and musicians came to Azerbaijan for many years emphasized that the cradle of art and culture.
Ganjaliyev also added that about one million Azerbaijani refugees who have been forced out of occupied areas are currently living in different Azerbaijani cities.