April 20, 2023

On the 108th Anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, a Second Armenian Genocide Is Happening

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by Uzay Bulut, Research Fellow

As Armenians around the world, supporters of Armenia, and human rights activists prepare for commemoration activities in honor of the victims and survivors of the 1915 Armenian genocide, there is a heavy feeling weighing on the minds of many that the Genocide is not a tragedy of the past, but one that is ongoing by Turkey’s proxy, also known as their “little brother,” Azerbaijan.

As we write this piece, the government of Azerbaijan continues to cut off the only road connecting Artsakh, also known as Nagorno Karabakh, with the rest of the world.

Since December 22, 2022, approximately 120,000 besieged Armenians have been suffering from shortages of every necessity – from food and water to medicine and fuel.

After launching a murderous war against Artsakh for 44 days in 2020 which was supposed to be suspended with the November 9 ceasefire agreement, Azerbaijan is now blocking the Lachin Corridor that connects Artsakh with Armenia.