Azerbaijan making important changes to IDs of Western Azerbaijanis

Armenian toponyms for areas of birth of Azerbaijanis from Western Azerbaijan (historical Azerbaijani lands in modern Armenia) have been replaced with Azerbaijani ones.

Armenians for many years have been changing the Turkic names of settlements into Armenian. Armenians falsified the cultural, religious, historical monuments of Azerbaijan, also changed the names of localities, territories, and replaced them with Armenian toponyms.

Following the end of the second Karabakh war in 2020, Azerbaijan restored historical justice, putting an end to the 30-year Armenian occupation. This victory of Azerbaijan not only put an end to the occupation of Azerbaijani territories, but also embarked the beginning of a very important process to restore the historical past of Azerbaijan, to rid these territories, which Armenia occupied for many decades, of Armenian toponyms.

Chairman of the Western Azerbaijan Community, Azerbaijani MP Aziz Alakbarli told Trend that one of the community's main goals is to reveal the truths related to the historical lands of Azerbaijan, ensure the spiritual return of Azerbaijanis to the homeland of their ancestors and lay the foundation for their physical return.

"The restoration of Azerbaijani toponyms is also an integral part of our spiritual return to our native historical lands. I will give you an example: a citizen was born in 1960 in the village of Yarpizli, Basarkechar region. The name of the Basarkechar region was changed in 1969 to Vardenis, the name of the village of Yarpizli - in 1978 to Lchavan. So why should this citizen's document now state that he was born in the village of Lchavan, Vardenis region? On the other hand, we have already put forward in the 9th paragraph of 4th Article of the Concept of Return to Western Azerbaijan as a condition to 'cancel the geographical names' that Armenia gave to these territories. If we ask them to abolish these names, why should we ourselves accept false Armenian toponyms?". 

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