Today.Az » Voice of Diaspora » Azerbaijani diaspora in U.S. issues statement on massacre of Azerbaijanis by Armenians in 1918
11 March 2010 [13:10] - Today.Az
The statement that the Diaspora members and U.S. Azeris Network in particular are passing around, states that “March 31 is known as the Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis, referring to the tragic events that happened on March 31-April 1, 1918”.
The statement they are spreading is based on the opinion of a number of prominent US historians and experts.
The position of Azerbaijani-Americans is that close to a million Azeris have been massacred in the 20th century as the result of Armenian genocidal campaign.
“This makes for a total of 2,5 million Azeris, Turks, Kurds, Jews, Georgians, Circassians, Tats, Talysh, Lezgins and other people who fell victim to the Armenian policies of ethnic cleansing for the creation of their state, which was supposed to stretch from the Black sea to the Caspian to the Mediterranean," the USAN statement said.