Doc. 9066 2nd edition
14 May 2001
Recognition of the genocide perpetrated against the Azeri population by the Armenians
Written Declaration No. 324
2nd edition, originally tabled on 26 April 2001
This written declaration commits only the members who have signed it
Genocide became an integral part of the Azeri history starting from the partition of the Azeri lands with the treaties of Gulustan in 1813 and Turkmenchay in 1828.
The Armenians carried out massacres against the Azeris in 1905-1907 in order to achieve “the Greater Armenia”.
In March 1918 the Armenians purged the Azeris from Baku, Shamakhy, Guba, Garabakh, Zangezur, Nakhchivan, Lankaran and other regions of Azerbaijan.
With the help of the Soviet regime, Armenia annexed Zangezur and other Azeri lands in 1920.
The Communist regime deported the Azeri population from their historical lands in Armenia to Azerbaijan from 1948-1953.
From the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in 1988 hundreds of thousands of Azeris were deported from their historical lands.
On 26 February 1992, Armenians massacred the whole population of Khodjaly and fully destroyed the city.
Armenian separatism in Nagorno-Karabakh and the ongoing Armenian occupation of 20 per cent of the Azeri territory has resulted in thousands of deaths and more than a million refugees.
The undersigned, members of the Assembly, appeal to all the members of the Parliamentary Assembly to take the necessary steps to recognise the genocide perpetrated by the Armenians against the Azeri population from the beginning of the 19th Century.
Signed 1 :
Aliyev İ, Azerbaijan, EDG
Akçalı, Turkey, EDG
Akgönenç, Turkey, EDG
Aliyev G., Azerbaijan, EDG
Begaj, Albania, SOC
Cerrahoğlu, Turkey, EDG
Davis, United Kingdom, SOC
Dokle, Albania, SOC
Glesener, Luxembourg, EPP/CD
Gül, Turkey, EDG
Gülek, Turkey, SOC
Gürkan, Turkey, SOC
Hajiyeva, Azerbaijan, EPP/CD
Huseynov R., Azerbaijan, EPP/CD
İbrahimov, Azerbaijan, UEL
İrtemçelik, Turkey, EDG
Iwınski, Poland, SOC
Kalkan, Turkey, EDG
Loutfi, Bulgaria, LDR
Mutman, Turkey, SOC
Položhani, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, EDG
Saele, Norway, EPP/CD
Sağlam, Turkey, EPP/CD
Seyidov, Azerbaijan, EDG
Shakhtakhtinskaya, Azerbaijan, EDG
Tanık, Turkey, EDG
Taylor, United Kingdom, EPP/CD
Telek, Turkey, EDG
Vakilov, Azerbaijan, EDG
Jones, United Kingdom, SOC
Total = 30
1 SOC: Socialist Group
EPP/CD: Group of the European People’s Party
EDG:European Democratic Group
LDR : Liberal, Democratic and Reformers’ Group
UEL : Group of the Unified European Left
NR : Not registered in a group