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  THE IRANIAN: Azeris in Iran, Salman J. Borhani
Azeris shared in the despair of the whole country as the revolutionary government steadily became more repressive and eactionary while the economy plummeted, leaving millions jobless.
Azeris and Persians, along with a multitude of other ethnic groups, fought and died together on the frontlines battling an enemy every Iranian loathed: a virulent brand of aggressive Arab nationalism encapsulated by personage of Saddam Hussein.
The Azeri support of the war effort increased the group's level of acceptance among both the Iranian populace and the nation's elites.With the foundation of a shared identity created by years of war, recent Iranian governments have felt more confident granting linguistic rights to the Azeri people.
www.iranian.com /Opinion/2003/August/Azeri   (2793 words)

  Armenien-Armenia-Karabach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Contemporary Azeris — similarly to their Turkish cousins — are the descendents of Turkic horsemen who arrived to the Caucasus from their homeland in Central Asian in the late Middle Ages.
It is a stretch to speak about the existence of "Azeris" or "Azerbaijanis" of any sort, either as a single ethnic group, cultural entity or ethno-political unit before the late 19th century, when the oil boom in the Caspian resulted in rapid industrialization and urbanization of the Absheron peninsula.
This practice is aimed at legitimizing the presence of the Azeri state on the territories which were earlier associated with or, in fact, were original homelands of other peoples of the region and became part of today's Azerbaijan as a matter of chance, political expediency or even topographic error.
www.haias.net /bilder/karabach_e4.html   (1137 words)

 Nagorny Karabakh: A Karabakh Azeri perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In Azerbaijan the term ‘Karabakh Azeris’ used to refer to the population of the wider historical Karabakh region, which included the area of Nagorny Karabakh along with the Lachin and Kelbajar districts (together forming what Azeris refer to as ‘upland’ or ‘mountainous Karabakh’) and the adjacent lowland territories (‘lowland Karabakh’).
Azeris living in these adjacent districts no longer fell within the official definition of the Karabakh Azeri community, which was reduced to virtually the population of Shusha, where over 70 per cent of the Azeris of NKAO lived before the conflict.
However, the Karabakh Azeris believe such a formulation is false and a pretext for denying their right to return, because the question of repatriation of Armenian refugees from parts of Azerbaijan outside of Nagorny Karabakh should be dealt with in parallel with the recognition of a similar right for Azeri refugees from Armenia.
www.c-r.org /our-work/accord/nagorny-karabakh/karabakh-azeri-perspective.php   (1869 words)

 NATO PA - Archives
Azeri officials are acutely aware of their isolation from the West, and this deepens the rather persuasive sense of vulnerability that officials conveyed to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly delegation.
Azeri officials also argue that NATO reluctance to deepen the relationship because of the war in Nagrorno-Karabakh seems strange given that the NATO relationship with Russia was deepening during its conflict in Chechnya.
Azeri government officials are quick to point out that 1 million refugees, years of internal unrest, pervasive poverty, and a very brief experience administering a sovereign nation has made it particularly difficult to construct working democratic institutions and practices.
www.naa.be /archivedpub/trip/as83ecew993.asp   (3558 words)

 MAR | Data | Assessment for Azerbaijanis in Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
By most accounts, it appears that Azeris in Iran that are content to be a part of the Iranian state are not at risk of explicit political, cultural, or economic discrimination.
However, Azeri activist Mahmoud Ali Chehregani in 2000 was prevented from registering as a candidate for an election in Tabriz by being detained by local police until after the registration deadline had passed.
Political parties demanding the advancement of Azeri cultural or political claims are banned in Iran, and it is therefore difficult to assess Azeri organizational activities and strength.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/assessment.asp?groupId=63002   (668 words)

 Nagorno Karabakh and Kosovo: The Refugee Problem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The legacy of the 1905 pogroms, the September 1918 slaughter of 30,000 Armenians of Baku and the March 1920 annihilation of 20,000 Armenians of Nagorno Karabakh's former capital of Shushi by Azeri and Turkish forces was revived in Azerbaijan.
Azeri nationalist scholars in 1970s and 1980s tried to "expropriate" and attribute the cultural legacy of the Aluanians and their Udinian descendants to Azeris, amid surprise and indignation of international academic community.
Motivated by the odd logic of ethnopolitics, the deportation of the Udins from Azerbaijan in autumn of 1989 was chiefly driven by a desire to eradicate the rival claimants to the Aluanian historical heritage.
www.cilicia.com /Refugee.htm   (3427 words)

 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflicts in Transcaucasia in Comparative Perspective
After the expulsion of the Azeris in 1988, Armenia became a monorespublika: with the exception of the small Russian and Yesid (non-Muslim Kurdish) minorities, the republic is overwhelmingly Armenian.
In contrast, the ethnic make-up of Georgia and Azerbaijan is heterogeneous.
The Armenian territorial intentions and the lack of co-operation between Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan facilitated the Soviet intervention and the occupation of the countries one by one.
www.geocities.com /Vienna/7124/1-text.html   (1939 words)

 Issue 2
Thus, a mass deportation of Azeris was conducted on the territory of Armenia in 1948-53.
Thus, mass deportation of Azeris from the territory of Armenia was committed in 1948-53 in accordance with the resolution of the former Soviet leadership.
Azeris predicting that this is beginning a large scale assault on newly revived Turkic papers.
azerturk.50megs.com /ana2.html   (5014 words)

At the same time, he emphasized that the struggle of Azeri Turks for their rights requires the support of the international democratic community.
The 35 million Azeris of Iran cannot remain outside of process of democratization, and, in order to avoid the situation of the Iraq Turkmens, we must be in the vanguard of struggle for democracy”, declared Chehregani.
Meanwhile, Chehregani's visit to Baku coincided with the activization of the national liberation movement of Azeris in Iran and with the fourth anniversary of the suppression of a students’ demonstration by the Tehran regime.
www.cacianalyst.org /view_article.php?articleid=1574   (610 words)

 Georgia: Frustration Grows Among Azeri Community - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Tensions began rising after Georgian security forces two months ago raided Azeri border villages and arrested a number of residents as part of what was officially presented as an attempt to put an end to smuggling operations from Azerbaijan.
Many Azeris are denied access to lands that belonged to their ancestors.
Earlier this year, Azeri demonstrators picketed Saakashvili's office in Tbilisi to request that land be redistributed fairly among Kvemo Kartli residents.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2004/7/ab31de8c-2d6f-49e4-a978-8431b9cd7884.html?napage=5   (1028 words)

 92109: Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict
In a brief offensive, Azeris forced Karabakh forces from mountains around Aghdam in December, as well as from heights north of and in the Mardakert region, but were unable to reclaim Fizuli.
Azeris considers the Soviet-imposed autonomous status of Karabakh to be an insult to their territorial integrity.
Azeri officials said that Armenia's recognition of the NKR would be a declaration of war.
www.fas.org /man/crs/92-109.htm   (7783 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Azeris in Armenia were not granted the same despite 1.5 times more Azeris lived there than Armenians in Azerbaijan, and the territory on which they lived was 1.5 times larger than the one of Armenian populated Nagorno-Karabakh.
Meanwhile, it was the breach in the balance that laid the ground for the subsequent outbreak of the conflict.
A decision was taken to settle the arriving Armenians primarily in the Azeri populated regions.
www.angelfire.com /ct/fariz/Karabakh.html   (2157 words)

 Jihad Watch: Many Azeris see Iranian hand behind wave of unrest
Both Iran and Azerbaijan are Shiite, but Azeris fear that Iran wants to destabilize the country by spreading its brand of militant Islam across the border.
It is Azerbaijan's secularists who must whip up sentiment against the cruel Islamic Republic of Iran, for suppressing the Azeris under their rule, and pointing out that those Azeris deserve to be reunited, and the lands under them as well, with Azerbaijan.
First, there may even be people of Azeri, or possibly (more unlikely) Kurdish descent, who have some useful knowledge about that project, or the placement of the facilities, and who might now have better reason to weaken the central authority if they see a chance for their own minority to gain its independence.
www.jihadwatch.org /archives/014536.php   (1832 words)

 ETHNIC MINORITIES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The main concentrations of the Azeri Turkophone population are in the south - eastern districts of Marneuli, Bolnisi, Dmanisi and Gardabani, were they form either the absolute or at least relative majorities, and also in Tsalka district, in the town Rustavi and elsewhere in Eastern Georgia.
Underdevelopment of the districts populated by Azeris is a challenge which the government should meet to provide normal living conditions and a cul- tural environment for this hardworking and peaceful ethnic group.
Azeris in Georgia are less motivated currently to emigrate, and they are contributing significantly to the agricultural production.
www.parliament.ge /GENERAL/C_D/ethnic.html   (1756 words)

 Air War over Nagorniy-Kharabakh, 1988-1994
On the first view, the Azeri attack against this Mi-26 appears as an unprovoked slaughter of civilians, but it must be mentioned, that between the 23 February and 7 March, the Russian Army helicopters flew the whole 366th Mechanized Infantry Regiment to Stepankert, the capital of Nagorniy-Kharabakh.
Nevertheless, the Azeris were not to stop, especially as now their military was to be considerably reinforced, as it was agreed that most of the former Soviet Army units still on their soil were to leave their equipment back.
The Azeris responded by pounding the hills with BM-21 rocket launchers, and also The Armenians were unable to keep the corridor into Nagorniy Kharabakh permanently open, as their transport convoys were frequently hit by AzAF fighters and helicopters.
www.acig.org /artman/publish/article_280.shtml   (4758 words)

 Azeris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The modern Azerbaijani nation was formed after the arrival of the Oghuz Turks in the 10th century, however Turkic people lived in Azerbaijan centuries before.
They are also a significant minority in Iran where they account for nearly 24% of the population (according to ethnologue, 14th edition, they made up 37.3% of Iran's population in 1997.) They also inhabit in the Dagestan republic of the Russian Federation, where they number around 80,000 people.
There are 307,000 Azeris in Georgia and 500,000 in Turkey.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Azeris.html   (159 words)

 Welcome to the Middle East Polcy Council web site.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The majority of the Azeri nation is resident in northern Iran, not in the Caucasian republic.
Azeris argue that ASALA (The Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia) still exists and is being trained in Iran, and that this organization has been one of the forces influencing the Armenian government of Nagorno Karabakh.
From an Azeri point of view, it is natural to see these accords and gestures of friendship as a threat to its security and as an attempt to corner Azerbaijan.
www.mepc.org /public_asp/journal_vol5/9801_cornell.asp   (8430 words)

The Armenians are fighting for self-preservation and for the right of self- determination, while the Azeris are fighting to expel an ancient people from their historic homeland and to preserve power over a foreign province.
However, the Azeris number eight million and have a wealth of oil resources to draw upon in the coming years, and the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabagh only 160,000 and scant resources.
Azeri leaders and Turkish leaders should reduce belligerent talk and cease to incite their people to war.
www.umd.umich.edu /dept/armenian/facts/karabagh.html   (1434 words)

 Azerbaijani Democratic Republic (1918-1920)
On the other hand, the Azeris until 1911 did not have any national organization comparable to Dashnaktsutiun, so they fought without coordination or plan.
By 1905 revolution, Muslims (Azeris) of Transcaucasia began to awaken politically and to join and create various parties and societies [1].
Eclectism, the lack of a systematic political philosophy, and the divesified membership of the party, permitted its critics to say that it was nothing but "two or three hundred adventurers and businessmen on top, and at the bottom the conglomeration of Tartar (ed.
www.ics.uci.edu /~javid/azerbaijan/before1917.html   (1001 words)

 Globalization to Azeris Means Oil and War - Global Policy Forum - Globalization
A new generation of Azeris is being raised with the humiliation of defeat.
Few Azeris subscribe to this view, since they believe that once the stealing is over there will be no money left for their army.
It is also sad that the best hope for disruption of the succession scenario seems to lie with a palace coup, since the cronies of Aliyev pere seem to distrust the capacity of Aliyev fils to keep the spoils regime in place.
www.globalpolicy.org /globaliz/special/2003/0701azer.htm   (1131 words)

 Peoples of the Caucasus - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Azeris arrived in the region (caucasus and northern Iran)with the 11th century seljuk turk invasions.
Azeris suffered more civilian causualties in the war, and support from other muslim countries is expected in a war between a christian country and a muslim one.
The genetic relation between Azeris (and to a lesser extent the Persians as well) and Germans was part of the motive for the alliance between Iran and Germany during WW2 (a common enemy in Britain was also a motive).
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?p=1673990   (1919 words)

 National Iranian American Council - NIAC - Washington DC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Nassibli estimated the Azeri population in Iran to be between 25 and 30 million, i.e.
The message was that the Azeris at the time of the Iranian revolution were not quick to abandon Tehran to serve the interests of Moscow.
This comment was made in retort to Javadi’s claim that he, as an Azeri, never had faced discrimination in Iran and that he was able to have a very successful career in Tehran.
www.niacouncil.org /pressreleases/press074.asp   (1397 words)

 Azeris Community, Azarbaijan Community .
The Azeris are typically Muslim and have a mixed cultural heritage of Turkic, Iranian, and Caucasian elements.
The Azerbaijani language unifies Azeris and is mutually intelligible with Turkmen and Turkish (including the dialects spoken by the Iraqi Turkmen and by the Qashqai).
As a result of this separate existence, the Azeris are mainly secularists in Azerbaijan and religious Muslims in Iranian Azarbaijan.
www.azerisite.com   (245 words)

 Armenian-Azeri Forum
Now azeri people have the slyness of persians and the cruelty of turks, althought I am sure that in normal situation they are very nice people, as my grandfather would say, they would give their life for an armenian (in Armenia that is).
Azeris have never been much but a majority off turkish peasants, who have only some 4 or 5 mosques (built as recent as 17 to 19 century) on the territory of historical armenia.
My best advice to all azeris is to forget that for some pitifull 70 years you had a beautifull land called artsakh a land where armenians tryed to flourish beauty of their culture and existance for centuries.
www.brittany-net.com /imagine2.htm   (6222 words)

According to the official information, on January 25, 1988 several hundreds ethnic Azeris were forced to leave the city of Kafan in republic of Armenia because of mass anti-Azeris pogroms, which were organized by the Armenian supporters of Armenian separatist movement in Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO) of Azerbaijan.
In winter of 1988, the eviction of Azeri population from Armenia reached a mass proportion, with deportations organized by local authorities.
Last Azeri village in Armenia (Nuvedy in Megry region of Armenia) was populated by Azeris until spring of 1991.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/usazerb/refugees.htm   (1524 words)

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