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Wikipedia has new false facts about Nagorno-Karabakh

20 July 2009 [14:28] - TODAY.AZ
The articles posted to Wikipedia online encyclopedia indicates false information which says Nagorno-Karabakh allegedly belongs to Armenia.
The letter by Day.Az reader testifies to it:

“A Wikipedia article has false information which says that Nagorno-Karabakh belongs  to Armenia. It says Nagorno-Karabakh is an “ancient territory” of Armenia and unrecognized independent country.”

It is noticeable that Wikipedia posted misinformation to the page on Nagorno-Karabakh which says that large part of Nagorno-Karabakh is controlled by the unrecognized “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic” and that Azerbaijan is located within its territory.

We want to emphasize once again that this region is located in the territory of Azerbaijan as it is an integral part of Azerbaijan. This is evidenced by the facts provided not only by Azerbaijani scholars and historians, but also by their foreign counterparts.

For example, the American Christian scholar Samuel Weems in his book “Armenia: Secrets of Christian Terrorist State” says that Nagorno-Karabakh is a historical province of Azerbaijan.

American scholar argued that the tiny country of Armenia appeared in 1918 after which it began to make false claims on land belonging to its neighbors - Georgia, Azerbaijan and the Ottoman Empire.

“The so-called “Karabakh problem” is a result of false claims by Armenia. From the fourth century BC to the eighth century AD, the present territory of Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan was a province of the Caucasian Albania, an ancient state of Northern Azerbaijan. Karabakh has never been a part of Armenia until the Armenians captured it in 1992 in the most brutal way,” the American scholar said in his book.

Is this not enough for Wikipedia and Armenia to realize and understood the fact that Nagorno-Karabakh belongs to Azerbaijan? It is unclear why Wikipedia has borrowed this false information about the Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenian sources, thereby contributing to the spread of misinformation about the Nagorno-Karabakh. It is also noticeable that the resolution of the UN General Assembly indicates Nagorno-Karabakh is a territory of Azerbaijan. Is this not enough?

So, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia has posted false information about Azerbaijan and there is gross misrepresentation of the country's territorial integrity. We have repeatedly written about it. We encourage all readers Day.Az visit this Web site and to correct erroneous facts relating to the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.



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