They targeted innocent people, children, our historic churches, destroyed families with drones, poisoned the environment and people with white phosphorus. This is the same Turkish Government that supported ISIS and now supports the Taliban.
When the Washington Armenians walked to the Turkish embassy, the police closed the avenue for the march.
“Dozens of Armenian prisoners of war are in Baku right now while we speak. The Azerbaijani Government has deprived them of basic rights. But today we are not a defeated, but a united Armenian community being here,” says community activist Raffi Samurkashyan.
Our life was turned upside down on this day last year, said the activist of the Armenian Youth ARF. He criticized Turkey.
Majed El Shafie, human rights advocate and founder of One Free World International (OFWI) is in Washington these days. He went to Artsakh twice during the war. In the United States and Canada, El Shafie meets with representatives of the legislature and the executive to raise the issue of aggression against Artsakh.
“We must remember that it was the first time that terrorists were brought from Syria and Iraq to fight in a foreign country. This means carrying out an international terrorist act. And that was done by a NATO ally, that is, not only the Congress must respond, as it happened these days, but the entire North Atlantic Alliance,” says Majed El Shafie, human rights advocate and founder of One Free World International (OFWI).
El Shafie is making a film about the last war. It included videos and thematic interviews in Artsakh.
“We were the last international organization to visit Shushi. I will never forget the scene of our departure: the priest was ringing the church bells, and explosions were thundering all around,” El Shafie says.
And as a summary, the new photos on social networks depict the next damage inflicted on Shushi’s Green Chapel (Kanach Zham). In response to a journalistic inquiry, the State Department responded to this: “We demand that UNESCO observers, NGOs and journalists have unrestricted access to Nagorno-Karabakh and adjacent territories in order to be able to make an independent, impartial assessment of allegations of damage to spiritual and cultural heritage.”