Dear visitors of the website of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Azerbaijan,

following the information published by the Slovak news media, we have decided to present you another perspective on the current situation in Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh. We are convinced that the current media space lacks information from independent sources, through which the addressees would be able to critically and objectively assess the current situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The reports describe the circumstances of the conflict mostly from the perspective of one party, while it is necessary to know all the facts of the course of the conflict, negotiations and other steps of both parties that have been involved, as well as other countries involved in the conflict in any way. We are also convinced that there is a lack of information from the officials and authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan that would be mediated by Slovak media to people.

For Azerbaijan, the Nagorno-Karabakh war is not an occupation war, but a liberation war. Nagorno-Karabakh, together with the adjacent seven regions, is a territory belonging to the Republic of Azerbaijan. Since the end of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1994, these territories have been controlled by the military forces of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, supported by Armenia. It is extremely important to note that so far, no state has recognized a republic called Nagorno-Karabakh (or Nagorno-Karabakh Republic). By militarily controlling the territory, Armenia is in breach of international law and the relevant provisions of the UN Charter.

The members of the Minsk Group – Russia, the USA and France – have not taken a single successful step since 1994, when the OSCE body was set up to resolve the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The history of the conflict goes much deeper than in the 1990s. The fact that people of Armenian nationality currently live in Nagorno-Karabakh does not mean that Armenia has a legitimate claim to this territory. The ethnic composition of the Karabakh population is the result of the resettlement policy of Tsarist Russia, which ultimately caused the original, Muslim population to be expelled from the territory. Following the signing of the Treaty of Adrianople between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire in 1829, approximately 84,000 Armenians were resettled to Karabakh. The riots began to escalate in the 1980s and escalated after the collapse of the Soviet Union and consequently, after Armenia and Azerbaijan gained independence. Pogroms and ethnic cleansing have caused not only countless casualties, but also a high number of refugees who have lost their homes. You may be wondering where these Azerbaijani refugees and their descendants – the original inhabitants of Nagorno-Karabakh – are? No, they are not among the refugees who are trying to get to developed European countries and whose influx into the EU has been caused by what we now know as the European migration crisis. Azerbaijanis, whose homeland is Nagorno-Karabakh, live in Azerbaijan. The state provide them with housing and care while they have been waiting to return home. They do not bother Europeans or the international community, which still remain silent. They are not radical Muslims, nor do they want revenge. We speak of more than 600,000 people waiting for their homeland to be liberated.

We would like to ask you to form an opinion on Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan on the basis of objective information based on facts, by monitoring relevant and credible sources, which will not give you false, misleading or even derogatory claims about Azerbaijan and its people.

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