The Turkish World Authors and Artists Foundation awarded Azerbaijani President Aliyev with the May 19 Turkish World Resurrection Award for Azerbaijan’s recent seizing of lands in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).
On September 27, 2020, Azerbaijan launched a bloody war during a global pandemic against Artsakh and Armenia, backed directly with the military support of Turkey. The 45 day war ended in November with a trilateral peace agreement brokered by Russia, after more than 3,000 Armenians – including civilians – were killed.
“The resurrection movement of the Turkish world, initiated by Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk from the Anatolian plateaus on May 19, 1919, continues in the Central Asian steppes and Caucasus valleys,” Yahya Akengin, head of the Turkish World Authors and Artists Foundation (TURKSAV), said in a statement.
The award will be presented to Aliyev in person after the coronavirus emergency subsides, Akengin added