Whole Azerbaijan

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Whole Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Bütöv Azərbaycan) is an irredentist concept of uniting Azerbaijani-inhabited territories into Republic of Azerbaijan.

History[edit]

The idea of "Whole Azerbaijan" was formulated by Piruz Dilanchi in 1991 [1] and defined in 1992 by Azerbaijani president Abulfaz Elchibey (s. 1992-93). In 1991, Dilanchi founded the SANLM nationalist organization and in 1997 Elchibey founded the "Whole Azerbaijan Union" (Bütöv Azərbaycan Birliyi) organization.[2][3] Elchibey published his book on the idea, Bütöv Azərbaycan yolunda, in Turkey in 1998. It claimed that the borders of Azerbaijan should extend from Derbent to the Persian Gulf.[4][dubious ] Elchibey claimed that this was a territory of Azerbaijani historical ethnic presence.[5][verification needed] He proposed that Azerbaijan had right to rule it, under a proposed system of governance called "United Azerbaijani Lands" (Birləşmiş Azərbaycan Yurdları).[4] After his death in 2002, it was published postmortem. He opposed the idea of a separate and independent South Azerbaijan.[6][dubious ][verification needed]

Distribution of the Azerbaijani language.

Political initiatives[edit]

The term Whole Azerbaijan continued in political initiatives including the SANLM (CAMAH) [7] and Whole Azerbaijan Popular Front Party.[citation needed]

Boundaries[edit]

Although the boundaries of Whole Azerbaijan are not strictly defined, some proponents portray them as encompassing the following areas:[8][dead link]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.haberankara.com/yazarlar/aziz-dolu-atabey/piruz-dilenci-guney-azerbaycan-in-ozgurluk-atesini-harlayan-adam/710/
  2. ^ Keskin, Arif (February 6, 2003). "Güney Azerbaycan Milli Demokratik Hareketi Yol Ayrımında". TÜRKSAM (in Azerbaijani). Archived from the original on February 28, 2012.
  3. ^ "Program of South Azerbaijan National Liberation Movement". SANLM. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Rehmoğlu, Arif. "Satranç Tahtasında Azerbaycan ve Farsistan". Avrasya Dosyası, Avrasya Stratejik Araştırmalar Merkezi. Ankara.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Böyük Azərbaycan tarixən şimalda Dərbənddən başlayıb, Həmədan mərkəz olmaqla Bəsrə körfəzinədək uzanırdı" Bütöv Azərbaycan yolunda, Əbülfəz Elchibey, Ecdad Yayınları, Ankara, 1998
  6. ^ Bütöv Azərbaycan Haqqında, Yeni Müsavat newspaper, Baku, 2002
  7. ^ http://www.camah.org/?page_id=35
  8. ^ Bütöv Azərbaycan Haritası[permanent dead link]

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