Head of Turkic Languages Diaspora Hijran ABDULLAYEV announced that they fully support Salih Kurt, Head of Karabakh War Crimes Investigation Commission (KASSAK).
Stating that there is not even a single black mark and any genocide in the history of the Turks, and that the genocide committed against the Turkish people was actually realized by regular Armenian military units, Senior Advisor to the President of Turkey and Karabakh War Crimes Investigation Commission (KASSAK) Board Member Prof. Sertcelik asked;
“Is it possible for the gangs to have a military band? Could the gangs have a mobile weapon repair shop, or a medical unit? Armenians, who had a regular army, committed massacres here, and this is already present in the historical documents. '
Prof. Dr. Seyit Sertcelik visited the places in the Eastern Anatolia Region, together with Prof. Dr. Erol Kurkcuoglu, Director of Ataturk University Turkish-Armenian Relations Research Center and his accompanying delegation, where Armenian gangs had committed cruelties. Prof. Sertcelik, who also visited the Karskapı and Alaca cemeteries in Erzurum, where the graves of those massacred by the Armenian gangs are located, met with the relatives of those persecuted.
Prof. Sertcelik also visited the tomb of Nene Hatun, one of the symbols of the heroism of Turkish women, who left her baby in the cradle and ran to the front during the 1877-1878 Ottoman-Russian War, known as the "93 War" in history; and then paid visits to the Aziziye and Mecidiye Bastions.
“Is it possible for the gangs have a military band?
Prof. Sertcelik told journalists that the genocide committed against the Turkish people was actually committed by a regular Armenian military unit. Emphasizing that the genocides were revealed in historical documents with all their nakedness, Prof. Sertcelik said:
“Is it possible for the gangs to have a military band? Could the gangs have a mobile weapon repair shop, or a medical unit? Armenians, who had a regular army, committed massacres here, and this is present in historical documents. Armenians who were organized by nationalist Armenian intellectuals under the illusion that they would establish an Armenian state in the eastern provinces; attempted armed rebellion against the state in many parts of the country and brutally murdered over 500 thousand Muslims. How Muslims were massacred is clearly confessed in the works of Armenian historians. In the same way, in the narratives of our elders from Erzurum who lived during the war years, “Dashnak and Hinchak Armenians committed great massacres by burning Muslims alive in mosques and in the haylofts in the villages.” The number of Armenians who fought within the Russian army ranks against the Ottoman Empire in the Caucasus front is given as 150 thousand by some Armenian historians and 300 thousand by some others. "
“There is no 'Genocide' in the history of the Turks”
Noting that Armenian historians stated in their documents that a significant part of the Armenians who fought against the Turkish army lost their lives at the front, Prof. Sertcelik said that the number of Armenians who went to Russia and Iran from the east during the war reached to 500 thousand.
Underlining that 300 thousand Armenians are living safely in Istanbul and western provinces, Prof. Sertcelik said:
"450-500 thousand Armenians have been relocated to the south of the country. Majority of them have reached to the relocation area. The Armenian population living in the Ottoman Empire in 1914 was 1 million 300 thousand. 40 thousand of the Armenians who went to Russia from Turkey lost their lives in Yerevan and its environs due to hunger, infectious diseases and cold. During the First World War, all the losses of the Armenians were 150 thousand. This includes 40 thousand people who died in Russia. There is not a single black mark and genocide in the history of the Turks. While the Turkish nation was silent by burying the great pain they experienced during the war period in their heart; Armenians insistently committed the lie that they were subjected to genocide to the world public opinion without any documents or evidence in their hands. "
KASSAK (Karabakh War Crimes Investigation Commission) Delegation visited Khazar Ibrahim, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Ankara.