What is Happening in Karabakh?

What is Happening in Karabakh?

1 Ekim 2020 0 Yazar: Türkan Cihanoğlu

It is easy for a country to act like a victim all the time. Outside of the events, a human needs to have a good understanding of who is the  real victim and who is acting like the victim. We all need to know this, and if we don’t, we’ll continue to sacrifice the real victim. The whole world should know the truth of the events in Karabakh today, so they will have a better sense of judging and won’t sacrifice the real victim any more.

We have two sides in this conflict: Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Armenia is on the side which acts like the victim, while Azerbaijan is the real victim of this conflict. But why is Armenia acting like the victim?

It is seen that playing the victim role would justify alleged revenge of the Armenians. We understand this from the confessions of Monte Melkonyan, who have committed the crime of massacre in Karabakh.  According to the confession of the former Armenian President Serj Sarkisyan and Monte Melkonyan, who commanded the Armenian forces in the Karabakh War, his brother Markar Melkonyan explained that the massacre was “the revenge of the Armenian forces” in his book.

What was this revenge? What had been avenged by the murdered little children, pregnant women, the old and the needy?

Let’s go back and remember  what happened in Karabakh to understand the situation in Karabakh today.

In the early 1920s, the administration of the Soviet Union established the Karabakh Autonomous Administration under the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Karabakh, which went to a referendum in order to become autonomous, could not become independent, with the Soviet constitution granting autonomy to only 15 states. Baku administration terminated the autonomy status of Karabakh and bound it to its own territory as before. So far, everything was legal and as it should be, according to the international law. Armenia’s attacks on Karabakh, which is the Azerbaijan Turks territory, started from this time.

The ethnic conflicts that started in the region in the early 1990s turned into the massacre of Armenians against Turks in February 25-26, 1992. advanced reading: Justice For Khojaly

During the Karabakh War, on 26 February 1992, the Azerbaijani civilians, living in the town of Khojaly which is in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan were massacred by the Armenian forces.

Inhuman brutality in Khojaly resulted as a massacre and death of nearly 700 innocent people; 106 of them were women, 63 of them were children. The details about the incident is blood-freezing. Khojaly Massacre that took place in front of the eyes of the world. It was an event where there is no doubt that it was genocide. According to the official sources of Azerbaijan, total of 613 residents, including 83 children, 106 women and more than 70 elderly people, were killed and 487 people were seriously injured in the town of Khojaly, whose entrance and exit was closed by the Armenian forces. 1275 people were taken hostage and 150 people was lost. In the examinations made on the Azerbaijan Turk’s bodies, it was seen that many of the bodies were burned, their eyes were carved and their heads were cut off. It has seen that pregnant women and children were also exposed. According to the Memorial Human Rights Defense Center, Human Rights Watch, The New York Times newspaper and Time magazine, the massacre was carried out by the Armenian forces supported by the 366th Motorized Infantry Regiment. According to what the civilians from Khojaly told to the Human Rights Watch, the bombings were clearly directed against civilian targets.

The massacre complies with the definition of the Genocide Convention of 1948, and it violates the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide Crime, the Convention on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In Thomas De Waltz’s interview with Serj Sarkisyan, he confesses everything in a blood freezing way.

“Before Khojaly, the Azerbaijanis thought that they were joking with us, they taught that the Armenians were people who couldn’t raise their hand against the civilian population. We needed to put a stop to all that. And that’s what happened.”

I want you to focus on that part: “They taught that the Armenians were people who couldn’t raise their hand against the civilian population. We needed to put a stop to all that.” Was it a something to be proud of? Was it a good or humanitarian thing?

In April-November 1993, within the scope of the ongoing conflicts, Armenian forces occupied the cities of Azerbaijan such as Kelbajar, Aghdam, Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Kubadli and Zengilen.

Armenia, which did not leave the occupied territories despite the United Nations resolutions, effectively took control of Karabakh and its surrounding regions.

A comprehensive ceasefire agreement was written under the mediation of Russia. Defense authorities of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh signed this agreement. The agreement entered into force on 12 May 1994. After that deal, Nagorno-Karabakh remained as a part of Azerbaijan, but since then Karabakh became self-declared republic, backed by the Armenian government. Also, the demilitarized area was determined to stop the fighting.

Within the scope of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a co-chair called the Minsk Group was established in order to solve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

France, Russia and the United States-led group’s members were established between Armenia and Azerbaijan as well as Turkey, Germany, Italy, Belarus, Sweden and Finland also has. But so far a peace treaty has not been signed. Clashes have continued throughout the past three decades.

During the ceasefire, Armenia has violated the ceasefire various times. As for examples, In the tension that rose in 2016 alone, there were 13 violations, including with the use of heavy machine guns, in 24 hours on 17 August, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.

 

Starting from 19 September 2020, I will report the numbers of violation by Armenia. All of them were reported by Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.

In 19 September 2020 Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 36 times.

In September 26, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 48 times.

In September 25, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 61 times.

In September 24, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 69 times.

In September 23, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 49 times.

In September 22,Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 33 times.

In September 21, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 30 times.

In September 20, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 30 times.

In September 19, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 36 times.

In September 18, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 38 times.

In September 17, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 30 times.

In September 16, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 34 times.

In September 15, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 30 times.

In September 14, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 32 times.

In September 13, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 31 times.

In September 12, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 32 times.

In September 11, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 30 times.

In September 10, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 44 times.

In September 9, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops 51 times.

In September 8, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, 57 times.

In September 7, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, 50 times.

In September 6, Military units of the armed forces of Armenia violated ceasefire 65 times throughout the day in various direction of the front, using large-caliber machine guns, grenade launchers and sniper rifles.

In September 5, Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, 37 times.

In September 4: 57 times

In September 3: 46 times

In September 2: 30 times

In September 1: 32 times

In August 31: 34 times

In August 30: 28 times

In August 29: 30 times

In August 28: 54 times

In August 27: 29 times

In August 26: 30 times

In August 25: 45 times

In August 24: 28 times

In August 23: 37 times

In August 22: 34 times

In August 21: 35 times

In August 20: 37 times

In August 19: 40 times

In August 17: 30 times

In August 16: 37 times

In August 15: 30 times

In August 14: 29 times

In August 13: 40 times

In August 12: 35 times

In August 11: 29 times

In August 10: 35 times

In August 9: 28 times

In August 8: 35 times

In August 7: 34 times

In August 6: 35 times

In August 5: 36 times

In August 4: 30 times

In August 3: 35 times

In August 2: 41 times

In August 1: 36 times

Also, Armenian armed forces opened fire from artillery installations in the direction of the Khanlyglar village of Azerbaijan’s Gazakh region at 14:28 (GMT +4) on July 14.

A civilian resident in a village of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district was killed as a result of artillery shelling by the Armenian armed forces, on July 14. The resident, Aziz Azizov, born in 1944, was killed as a result of the artillery firing at Agdam village of Tovuz district by the Armenian armed forces, which continued shelling the Azerbaijani villages. advanced reading: Tovuz: Armenian Terrorism

As a result of this process, martial law has been declared amid the violence in some parts of Azerbaijan, as well as in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. The Armenian government declared martial law and total military mobilization, shortly after a similar announcement by the authorities inside Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said “Get ready to defend our sacred homeland.”

We can understand from the violation of ceasefire that this situation stemmed from long-term Armenian aggression. These violations were not the only indication of Armenian aggression.

Armenia started receiving disproportionate arms aid from other countries in front of the eyes of the world.

Serbia was one of these countries. “In 2020, in May and June, Serbia approved two contracts for the export of weapons to Armenia and it was ammunition for rifles and pistols. In the earlier period, in 2015, I think that there were also exports of this type of weapon,” said Ljajic to Radio Free Europe (RFE). On March 2020, India has won a $40 million defence deal to supply military radars to Armenia. As the world knows, Russia and Iran are involved in supply of weapons for Armenia. Hikmet Hajiyev, Counsel of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, said in a statement that Russia “heavily armed” Armenia since July 17, right after the conflict, including the IL-76 strategic planes.

Armenia also continued to provoke Azerbaijan in the media. The greatest example of this was the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s wife, Anna Hokabyan, posing with military camouflage and weapons. The Italian Eurasianews news portal published an article entitled “Hakobyan prepares Armenian women to attack peaceful Azerbaijanis”. The sincerity of a country that poses aggressively in terms of peace cannot be believed. When Armenia behaves in this way, it does not give confidence to the international public opinion. How accurate is it for a priest to give a photo with a gun like a teenager, or for a prime minister’s wife to pose with a gun?

Before I finish my words, I want to remind the readers. According to the decision of the United Nations, Karabakh is the territory of Azerbaijan. According to international law, Armenia is an invader in Karabakh. There is no independent or subordinate Karabakh recognized by the United Nations.

There was a great massacre committed years ago in Karabakh. As a result of this massacre, Turks were killed, captured and forced to migrate from the region. The Armenians attempted ethnic cleaning in Karabakh. All of these are against human rights.There sall be no double standards; the decision of United Nations is the only valid decision. For the Turks, actions are important, not the words. Armenia cannot invade Karabakh using the word “peace”. To ensure trust for this country, these lands should be handed over to their original owners as soon as possible, the Turks in Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iran, Irak, Uzbekistan, Crimea and Syria don’t want any innocent Armenians to die after their president’s foolish dreams but the world should know that 350 million Turks will die one by one to liberate Karabakh! The only path of peace passes from the retrieval of Armenians from Karabakh.

 

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