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Armenia

Armenian Genocide Recognized by the United States
Armenia, Asia

Armenian Genocide Recognized by the United States

Members of the Armenian diaspora in front of the Turkish embassy in the US. 24/4/2021. (REUTERS) Recently, the current US president, Joe Biden, recognized the Armenian genocide, which triggered some disagreements between the US president and the Turkish. After all, both countries are members of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty), that is, have a relationship with regard to the military issue and, the recognition was not welcomed by Turkey, even being rated as an act capable of "hurting" and "damaging" relations with regard to the military organization. Another factor that contributed to the climate becoming a little warmer was the conflict that took place in September and October of 2020 between Armenia and Azerbaijan, in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, where Turkey supported g...
History repeats itself: the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan
Armenia, Asia, Azerbaijan

History repeats itself: the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Source: rferl.org Authors: Isabela Paez Halak and Natália Yuri Kitayama In day 27 September 2020, the confrontation in Nagorno-Karabakh or Artsakh, region in the South Caucasus disputed by Armenia and Azerbaijan, rekindled. The two countries were accused of attacking the autonomous territory, belonging to the Azerbaijanis, but that has a population, mostly, ethnically Armenian and a government also of Armenians The conflict dates from 1920, when both countries were annexed by the newly formed Soviet Union. At that time, Josef Stalin commanded the USSR Nationality Commissioner, created to deal with non-Russian nations incorporated into Soviet territory, and decided that the Nagorno-Karabakh area would be part of Azerbaijan, even if there were more Armenians residing there. With...