WESTERN AZERBAIJANIS COMMUNITY CREATION -MANIFESTATION OF BAKU’S INFORMATION WAR AGAINST RA
12.01.2010 18:00 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Creation of so-called "Western Azerbaijanis community
and Yerevan’s government in exile" is another manifestation of Baku’s
information war against RA, Deputy Director of Caucasus Institute
Sergey Minasyan said.
As he told PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, "Creation of community can be
viewed as Baku’s counterbalancing the idea of NKR territories serving
as compensation of damage to Armenians, deported from Azerbaijan. The
initiative is Azerbaijan’s counter step," Sergey Minasyan said.
The Sumgait Pogrom was the Azeri-led pogrom that targeted the Armenian
population living in the Azerbaijani seaside town of Sumgait in
February 1988. On February 27, 1988, large mobs made up of Azeris
formed into groups that went on to attack and kill Armenians in both
on the streets and in their apartments; widespread looting and a
general lack of concern from police officers allowed the situation
to worsen. The violent acts in Sumgait were unprecedented in scope
in the Soviet Union and attracted a great deal of attention from the
media in the West. The massacre came in light of the Nagorno-Karabakh
movement that was gaining traction in the neighbouring Armenia SSR.