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#OnThisDay Sep 15, 1918, the Ottoman Army of Islam captured #Baku. With the ethnic #Azerbaijan'i Turks at their side, they carried out a systematic massacre of the #Armenia'ns in the city, during which its estimated that 15,000 to 20,000 Armenians died.

#Turkey #ArmenianGenocide
A terrible panic in Baku ensued once the Turks entered the city. The Armenians crowded the harbor in a frantic effort to escape. Regular Ottoman troops were not allowed to enter the city for 2 days, so that the local irregulars – bashibozuks – would conduct looting and pillaging.
Later, Ottoman troops participated alongside the irregulars & the Azeris of #Baku in the plundering, who then turned their fury against the city's #Armenia'n population. Calls by the German officers to treat the local population with leniency were ignored by Ottoman commanders.
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Das ist Vugar Gafarov. 2. Sekretär der Botschaft von #Aserbaidschan in Berlin, zuständig für politische und sicherheitspolitische Angelegenheit.

Davor war Gafarov Praktikant im Bundestag, bei einem gewissen Johannes #Kahrs. Das war 2008.

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Hier ist Gafarov als Praki im Büro von Kahrs. Er war zuvor Student in Hamburg und ist extra nach #Baku geflogen, um am Auswahlverfahren für das Praktikum für Aserbaidschan teilzunehmen.

Das war nicht unüblich, wie @vice_de/@xileffff später recherchierten:
vice.com/de/article/m7e… Image
Wie viele andere dieser Praktikantenstelle, blieb auch Gafarov in Deutschland. Er war zunächst bei der @FESonline in Hamburg, bevor er 2012 ins aserbaidschanische Außenministerium und später in die Botschaft wechselte.
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#Iran is mobilizing Shia Azerbaijani fighters belonging to the Huseyncilar militia. If #Baku invades #Armenia, the militia will invade #Azerbaijan.
the Shia group Huseyncilar, formed by the Quds Force has been active in recent days by holding meetings and recruiting new members. Image
if anyone wants to read more about it : turan.az/ext/news/2021/…
or read about their history here on wikipedia :
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_R…
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I've been reading about the 1905 clashes between Armenians & Azerbaijanis, the first known inter-ethnic confrontation between the two, and reaffirmed my conviction that the disagreements & subsequent #Armenia-#Azerbaijan wars are the product of the 'divide et impera' policy 1/10
One of the reasons that triggered the bloody events was the underrepresentation of the Muslim population in local city councils. Although the Muslim population of #Baku accounted for around 80% of the electorate, they were entitled to less than a third of the seats. 2/10
Without a significant #Russia'n population in the region, Russians chose to rely on #Armenia'ns as Christians, promoting them to administrative roles. After a while though, seeing the rise of national sentiments among them, they did the contrary, this time betting on Muslims 3/10
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Die staatliche aserbaidschanische Nachrichtenagentur Azertag hat ein neues Sonderprojekt über die "Sieg-Strategie". Es zeigt die Strategie des #Aserbaidschan|ischen Präsidenten #Aliyev zu #Bergkarabach seit 2003.

Es ist gruselig, abstoßend, aber auch aufschlussreich. Image
So beschreibt die Seite etwa, wie #Aliyev dem #Europarat 2004 versprechen musste keinen Krieg zu führen um Mitglied werden zu dürfen - während er gleichzeitig einen Krieg gegen #Armenien und #Bergkarabach plante.

Das sieht nicht so gut für den #Europarat aus, gelinde gesagt. Image
Die Seite zeigt auch mit #Aliyev-Zitaten von 2004 auf, dass #Aserbaidschan sich immer auf einen Krieg vorbereitet hat und nie an Verhandlungen interessiert war, bei denen ihre Maximalposition nicht das Ergebnis ist.

In Europa nahm man solche Zitate bis 2020 nicht wirklich ernst Image
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🧵 Thread on the heroism of Azerbaijani sailors who stood up against the Navy warships , government and Minister of Defense of the USSR, in January 1990.

#Baku #Azerbaijan
#BlackJanuary #20January1990
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On the night of January 20, at the order of M. Gorbachev, 26,000 Soviet troops stormed Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku without declaring the state of emergency and committed a brutal massacre upon civilian population, killing 147, wounding 744 men, women, children, elderly
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But first, the power supply unit of local TV station was exploited, phone, radio lines were terminated by "Alfa" special services of USSR.
Azerbaijanis got 1st information on betrayal of the Soviet government from leaflets distributed from helicopters.
#CrimesAgainstHumanity
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Wie Jan #Böhmermann aufzeigt, liegt der Verdacht nahe, dass der #CDU-Bundestagsabgeordnete für #Baku (#Aserbaidschan), Olav #Gutting (@olavgutting) seinen #Wikipedia-Artikel manipuliert, damit seine Verbindungen zur Diktatur nicht weiter publik werden. /TN
Hier noch der Artikel des @BR24 dazu, der ziemlich dünn ist und einzig das Foto mit Diktator #Alijev aufführt. /TN
Olav #Gutting sprach u.a. auch von der langen demokratischen Historie, die das Land #Aserbaidschan hat. /TN

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Special report: UEFA & the love-in with Eastern European strongmen. Refusal to challenge or condemn homophobia, cosy meetings between @UEFA president Ceferin & Belarus Lukashenko & Russia Putin. Orban’s homophobic Hungarian govt has 2022 Europa final (1/9) theathletic.com/2665233/2021/0…
#hun: LGBT representation & support stripped from education. No right to marry, adopt kids, legal recognition of gender reassignment. Latest bill added to child abuse motion, conflating LGBT with paedophilia. Yet UEFA rewards Orban pre-2022 election (2/9) theathletic.com/2665233/2021/0…
Thing is; polling shows Hungarians aren’t opposed to LGBT people in huge numbers. 59% support same sex adoption (62% in France). Star player Peter Gulacsi spoke out in support. Orban building a voter coalition but doesn’t reflect majority view. (3/9) theathletic.com/2665233/2021/0…
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In two weeks from now, the first #UEFA Euros match in #Baku will kick-off when #Wales meets #Switzerland.

The UK FCO currently warns of unexploded material, terrorists attacks to be "likely" and high COVID rates. I'd say all these risks are low, but there are other issues:
According to @ILGAEurope, #Azerbaijan is the most homophobic country in Europe. So better don't go, if you are part of the #LGBTQI community 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️
Sadly, #UEFA, as #FIFA, does not care much about safeguarding #LGBTQI fans...
Be aware that #Azerbaijan is one of the most restrictive countries in the world and certainly has the most restrictive regime in Europe. Vision #Belarus, just much worse, as all kind of international organisations report.
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#Armenian Churches of #Baku

Labeled as red dots (south to north)
1) Holy Mother of God in the Inner City (Icheri Shehir)
2) Saint Gregory the Illuminator
3) Saints Thaddeus & Bartholomew
4) Holy Resurrection Chapel in the cemetery
5) Holy Translators in Haykashen (Ermenikend)
The Church of the Holy Mother of God was located in Baku's Walled City (Icheri Shehir). It was built in 1797-1799, although a church has been mentioned here as early as the 13th century in Armenian and Persian sources. It was destroyed in 1992 and a cafe stands in its place.
You can see the #Armenian Church of the Holy Mother of God again here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, standing next to #Baku's infamous #MaidenTower.
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Die #AserbaidschanConnection in DE betrifft nicht nur die Ebene der Abgeordneten, sondern auch die Ebene ihrer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter. In diesem Fall Heiko Langner, Büro @HESommer. Über Sommers auffällige Aussagen zu #Armenien und #Aserbaidschan berichteten wir mehrfach.
Heiko Langner fällt durch seine Nähe zu aserbaidschanischen Lobby-Organisationen auf. Zu nennen sind hier das „Alumniportal #Aserbaidschan“ oder das „Azerbaijan Student Network“ (mit SOCAR-Funktionären im Vorstand). Bindeglied ist stets: Asif Masimov, der gut vernetzt ist.
Asif Masimov und Heiko Langner kennen sich seit mind. 2014. Langner war Masimovs Betreuer während seines IPS-Praktikums im Bundestag bei den #Linken.

Langner war wiss. Mitarbeiter bei den ehem. Linken-MdBs Hakki Keskin (Leugner des Genozids an Armeniern) und bei Katrin Kunert.
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Beim »Symposium zum nächsten Jahrestag des Völkermordes in Chodschali« Ende Feb. (organisiert von der Botschaft Aserbaidschans und dem Deutsch-Aserbaidschanischen Forum) nahmen auch drei MdBs der @spdbt teil: Dr. Barbara Hendricks, Nezahat Baradari und Doris Barnett.
Das Chodschali-Massaker ist in der Wissenschaft nicht als Völkermord qualifiziert. Selbst #Aserbaidschan hat eine rechtliche Anerkennung vor intern. Gerichten stets unterlassen. Dennoch nahmen MdBs am Symposium der Botschaft Aserbaidschans zum "Völkermord" in Chodschali teil.
Erst gestern wurden die Räume des Bundestagsabgeordneten Axel Fischer (#CDU) vom BKA durchsucht. Der Vorwurf lautet, Bestechungsgelder aus #Baku für positive Entscheidungen zugunsten Aserbaidschans angenommen zu haben.
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Second 🧵👇on why 🇦🇿 #Azerbaijan is tохiс, dangerous, dеstrսсtivе, хепорновiк & why you should never set foot there, but should boycotted & condemn! 👇👇👇 #BoycottAzerbaijan
2/ In #Baku petty crime has given way to more violent attacks that also involve travelers. Attacks are more likely to happen at night in a "jumping" type of an approach involving a group of men... #BoycottAzerbaijan
3/ The bar scam: Men report being attacked at expat & tourist bars, where a woman approaches them & asks for a drink & leaves the man with a very high bar tab. If he doesn't pay, a group of men demand that he pays up by using the threat of physical force. #BoycottAzerbaijan
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Here is why you should #BoycottAzerbaijan a гаdioaстivе хепоfовiк country run by a hereditary dictator where any act of dissent is crushed, reporters/activists jailed beaten or Кi11ed, intolerant for LGBTI, minorities & Armenians, a very dangerous place for travel or investment👇
2/ If you are among a very marginal/weird group that is planning travels to or investing in this extremely defective & risk-prone place, here is what US official sources say about it
-> #Azerbaijan - Level 3: Reconsider Travel --> Major Terrorism & COVID risks
3/ #Terrorism: “US Embassy in Baku has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks & kidnappings against US citizens and foreign nationals in Baku” the diplomatic mission said on its website in a message shared by the State Department on Twitter - The Times of Israel
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The presence of the #terrorist & intelligence arm of #QudsForce on Turkish soil. How #Turkey enables Iranians to operate as a central base country, for the logistical & operational operation of QF & #Iranian intelligence vis-à-vis target countries in Europe & the Middle East.
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Iranian intelligence sees it as #Iran's "operational backyard" vis-à-vis the Middle East and Europe, as #Turkey has a number of clear advantages, including:
- proximity to Iran and relatively easy mobility of operatinal it and through it (air and land)
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- Iranian citizens do not need a visa to enter the country
- This geographical location central and attractive holding secret meetings with #terrorist organizations throughout the world (Middle East, Europe, South East Asia)
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Air Raid Sirens are currently sounding in Shahr Ara and Marzdaran areas, western #Tehran. Cause currently unknown.
If you are seeing an news circulating of two fires being located on satellite imagery, ye….. no, ignore it.
The air raid sirens reportedly rang for at least 15 minutes… @flightradar24 shows the current air traffic around #Tehran, #Iran at the moment. Intersting flight path for the Turkish Airlines flight.
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#Azerbaijan #Armenia #Baku #NagornoKarabakh #War

According to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, a soldier was killed in a skirmish between Azerbaijani armed forces and pro-Armenian fighters. A member of the army was also injured.
The ministry also said that pro-Armenian fighters had opened fire on the Azerbaijani soldiers. Six attackers were killed. The incident occurred near the village of Agdam in an area bordering Nagorno-Karabakh.
The ministry threatened "decisive action" should there be further attacks.
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Kanach Zham, the oldest and smaller church of #Shushi, #Artsakh. It's history, propaganda and the recent destruction by #Azerbaijan.

It was built in 1818 to replace a former wooden church (Kharabaghtsots) that stood at the same place.
Photo: Postcard from 19th century Image
It survived the 1920 destruction of the #Armenia|n part of #Shushi almost untouched - which is the reason that it today is the oldest church in the city. Here is a picture taken after the 1920 razing of the Armenian parts of town. Image
As it was typical for the time and region, it was built with a dome and a tower. Here is a close-up picture of the church before it's last restauration.

The dome used to be painted green, hence the name "Kanach Zham", which means "Green church" Image
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My article published by @Tabletmag. I talk about how #Jews and #Muslims in #Azerbaijan have always stood together, through thick and thin, including during the #MarchGenocide of 1918 and two #Karabakh wars tabletmag.com/sections/news/…
On Nov. 10, the 44-day war between #Azerbaijan and #Armenia came to an end, as Armenia agreed to a ceasefire and to withdraw from occupied territories. For the past 30 years, Armenia had occupied 20% of Azerbaijan’s sovereign territory, forcibly displacing 800,000 #Azerbaijanis.
#Shusha is where one of our most decorated and beloved war heroes, #AlbertAgarunov, fought bravely and lost his life to an #Armenian sniper in 1992. His story is both the story of an #Azerbaijani #Jewish war hero and also the story of #Muslim-#Jewish #coexistence and friendship
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1/15 Long thread on #ArmeniaAgainstTerrorism
Summary of reports and evidences of #jihadist groups currently fighting against #Armenia.
Compiled by Analyst Aram Khachatyan

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2/15 The first reports appeared in mid-July. First it was #Kurdish news Agency Firat @anfenglish, who reported about the corresponding decision of #Turkish authorities on July 18th and about the transportation of 200 #jihadists to #Azerbaijan.
3/15 Later there were some other #Kurdish sources (e.g. Hawar News Agency @enhawarnews) claiming the same. On Sep 22nd, few days prior to war, @LindseySnell, a prominent journalist published a photo supposedly with #Hamza group militants, in a plane arriving to #Baku via #Ankara.
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A valuable evidence from a Syrian mercenary, who returned from #Azerbaijan.

#KarabakhWar is actually now the most intensive war actions that took place in the global region for decades.
"Families gathered at #Syria-#Turkey border, waiting for drivers to dispense 52 Syrian men bodies, killed in war 600m away. They were mercenaries, recruited by Turkey-backed militias to fight on behalf of #Azerbaijan against #Armenia, relatives said" washingtonpost.com/world/middle_e… Image
And another flight route to Baku from Bagram, #Afghanistan these day. Afghanistan is very likely provides mercenaries/weaponry to #Azerbaijan.

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Can I be and should I be neutral?
A brief thread on #Artsakh/#Armenia/#Azerbaijan, neutrality and what it means.

Through my work at @CONIFAOfficial I first heard about #NagornoKarabakh in 2014, when they wanted to join the organisation. I had no idea where or what it is.
I did my homework and read about a hundred articles, watched documentaries and read a book about the region. It depressed me, as most stories were about wars, ethnic cleansing and human rights violations.
Still, I decided to see it myself when Nagorno Karabakh invited me...
It was my first time leaving the EU and the first time traveling alone (without my parents or my girlfriend). I was naturally nervous and I haven't heard of my host for days when I landed in Yerevan and thus had no idea if they'll pick me up.
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#Azerbaijan #Armenia #Baku #NagornoKarabakh #KarabakhWar

President of Nagorno-Karabakh Arayik Harutyunyan was seriously injured in the attack by Azerbaijani forces, the assistant to the President of Azerbaijan stated.
"As a result of the accurate strike of the Azerbaijani army, the leader of the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabakh was seriously wounded," he said.
Azerbaijan's claim pertaining to the wounding of the president of the unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Arayik Arutyunyan, is disinformation, said the spokesman of the separatist leader, Vagram Pogosyan.
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#Azerbaijan #Armenia #Baku #NagornoKarabakh #war

“During the combat operations, a significant amount of manpower, combat, and other equipment, as well as weapons of the enemy were destroyed,” the Azerbaijani MoD said.
The total enemy losses from September 27 to 08:00 pm on October 2 are as follows:

- up to 230 tanks and other armored vehicles;
- 250 artillery pieces, multiple launch rocket systems, and mortars;
- 38 Air Defense means;
- 10 command-control and command-observation posts;
- 7 ammunition depots;
- more than 130 vehicles;
- 1 S-300 anti-aircraft missile system.

according to the Azerbajiani MoD.
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