"They say that the Armenians killed Azerbaijanis in Khojalu. This sentence contains triple false,” - says the Head of Chair of Philosophy and Logic of the Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology Alexander Manasyan.
Today, he delivered a lecture at the faculty, which was dedicated to the Khojalu events: "It has become common for Azeri people to appropriate our days. Thus, April 24 they call "The Day of Turkish Liberator”. The same is in case of Khojalu. Sumgait massacre was on February 26- 28 and the Azerbaijanis had to give these days a different meaning and the legend of Khojalu was born,” - said the speaker.
Mr. Manasyan then focused on the history. Since the beginning of 1992 the Armenians used to announce they were going to take Khojalu, as the enemy was bombarding Stepanakert from there. Azerbaijan organized the deportation of Azeri population, and the local Meskhetian Turks were deported on the last day, at night. Those moved to Aghdam corridor, where Azerbaijani troops killed all Meskhetian Turks.
"This massacre was organized for the overthrow of the President of Azerbaijan of that time Mutalibov. They needed such a shocking situation to overthrow him,” - said the speaker.
So, the participants came to the following conclusion: "Not Armenian, but Azerbaijani troops killed and not the Azerbaijanis were killed, but Meskhetian Turks and these cases were not in Khojalu, but in the Aghdam surroundings.”
Alexander Manasyan brings another argument: "The Armenians could not appear in these areas, as they were under the control of Azerbaijan. You see how simple it is, but many Armenians still do not understand this. In these cases I like to say that it is easier to liberate Shushi, than some of the brains of Armenians. ”
2nd year student at the Faculty of Journalism Astghik Stepanyan said the seminar was of great importance for her as a future journalist: "The Armenian- Azerbaijani relations are the topics that the journalists should study well.”
Chairman of the Student Council of the Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology David Torosyan said we should fight against the Azerbaijani fraud and false statements via raising our awareness, showing the truth.