Baku Tries to Azerbaijanize Iranian Poets

Baku Tries to Azerbaijanize Iranian Poets

PanARMENIAN.Net
18.03.2006 20:49 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ “Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami’s
writing that Nizami Ganjavi is a Persian poet is true. Nizami wrote
and created his works in Persian, he didn’t have even one work in
Azerbaijani,” Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Afshar Suleymani told
journalists. Expressing his support for the former Iranian president’s
stance that Nizami is a Persian poet, Suleymani also said there is no
evidence to prove that Nizami wrote in Azerbaijani. “Nizami didn’t
write in Azerbaijani. Nizami wrote in Persian but these poems were
translated into Azerbaijani later,” the Ambassador said. The Iranian
ambassador also claimed that Shahriyar is not an Azerbaijani poet
either, reports APA.

Azerbaijanization of Persian culture and art workers began in
Azerbaijan in 60s, when Heydar Aliyev came to power first as Chairman
of the KGB in Azerbaijan, and later as First Secretary of the Central
Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan.

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