We and  our surnames

  • by Western Armenia, January 27, 2024 in Patrimony
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Recently, Azerbaijanis made another "sensational" statement, claiming that more than 400 modern Armenian surnames are of Azerbaijani origin.

Thus, Azerbaijanis, who traditionally appropriate Armenian music, cuisine, cultural and historical monuments, have decided to go further and appropriate Armenian surnames as well.

It is not a secret for anyone, including Azerbaijanis, that Azerbaijanis are an artificially   fabricated ..nationality.. at the beginning of the last century, which received their name in 1936 by the will of Joseph Stalin. And today, they try to justify their existence (and, perhaps, also to prove to themselves their "antiquity"), Azerbaijanis are actively appropriating the historical and cultural heritage of the Armenians, Lezgis, Georgians, Avars, Talyshes, Udis and Tats remaining in the territory of modern Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijani scientists and politicians have become so skilled at appropriating the foreigner that they have begun to believe the lies they have invented.

 Through the series "We Are Our Surnames", Western Armenia TV recalls the words of the Turkish soldier Husein Avni Bey, spoken after Enver's famous decree of 1916, by which it was forbidden to even speak Armenian.

"If we want to become the owner of our country, we should change the name of even the smallest village to Turkish, instead of leaving it in Armenian or Greek. So we will paint our country with our colors."

Azerbaijani scientists and politicians have become so skilled at appropriating the foreigner that they have begun to believe the lies they have invented.

 Through the series "We Are Our Surnames", Western Armenia TV recalls the words of the Turkish soldier Husein Avni Bey, spoken after Enver's famous decree of 1916, by which it was forbidden to even speak Armenian.

"If we want to become the owner of our country, we should change the name of even the smallest village to Turkish, instead of leaving it in Armenian or Greek. So we will paint our country with our colors."

Azerbaijan can be called the territory of various ethnic groups, which are united by Turkish policy as a military base of pan-Turkism in the Caucasus. Many of these ethnic groups are descendants of the ethnic group of Caucasian Albania, an ancient state that had close cultural and religious ties to the Armenians. As a rule, native ethnic groups in the territory of Azerbaijan live tightly in separate regions and cities, but their number is decreasing year by year as a result of Azerbaijan's policy of assimilation. The rights of indigenous ethnic groups are systematically violated. Any clear manifestation of their national identity is called "separatism".

, indigenous peoples do not have the right to put up signs in their native language in their places of residence, they do not have their own national schools or cultural centers, and local

you will hardly find a representative of the national minority of the given area in the authorities.