Iranian Scientist: Azerbaijan Tries To Distort History Through South

IRANIAN SCIENTIST: AZERBAIJAN TRIES TO DISTORT HISTORY THROUGH SOUTH KOREAN MEDIA

15:00 16/04/2013 ” SOCIETY

Azerbaijan presents Iranian poet Nizami Ganjavi as Azerbaijani,
Abdolmajid Sharifzadeh, head of the Department of Traditional Arts of
the Iranian Academy of Arts, told Iran’s state-run news agency IRNA in
an interview.

The Iranian scientist said, in part, “After the collapse of the USSR,
some countries try to enrich their history and culture by distorting
the Iranian culture. For instance, Azerbaijan, citing the city of
Ganja (Gandzak), currently located in the territory of Azerbaijan,
presents Iranian poet Nizami Ganjavi as Azerbaijani. However, the
historical facts show that Nizami was born in the Iranian city of
Rey.”

“Another Iranian poet, Moulavi, was born in the city of Balkh
(Afghanistan) and was buried in Turkey, and these countries try to
present his identity in a distorted way,” Sharifzadeh added.

“We found out recently that an Azerbaijani writer published an article
in a South Korean newspaper where Iranian poet Nizami Ganjavi is
presented as Azerbaijani. Iran’s Ferdowsi Foundation told the
newspaper that it should not publish wrong information and should
present the facts correctly,” said the Iranian scientist.

Related: Iranian website: Azerbaijan to present fake Nizami Ganjavi to China

Source: Panorama.am

From: Baghdasarian

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