Third rally of the Armenian community of Argentina for the international recognition of Artsakh

20 de octubre de 2020

The Armenian community of Argentina organized a demonstration in front of the Turkish Ambassador in Argentina residence under heavy rain on the night of October 19 to ask for international recognition of the Republic of Artsakh.

“This war is unique for its violence, scale and potential for expansion in a world in crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” denounced Horacio Terzian, the speaker of the protest on behalf of IARA - Armenian Institutions of the Argentine Republic.

“After Syria, Libya, Greece, Cyprus, and the eastern Mediterranean, the self proclaimed 'Sultan' Recep Tayyip Erdogan sets fire to the Caucasus, initiates another focus of conflict, creates a vanguard of jihadist terrorism and activates his diplomacy to consolidate another area of ​​influence where he concentrates the power of decision between war and peace,” added Terzian.

“Turkey and Azerbaijan threaten world peace, and the Armenians in Artsakh today resist the neo-Ottoman expansion, as the Austrians did in Vienna in 1638 when they stopped the advance of Erdogan's ancestors towards Europe, saving the civilization from barbarism,; as the brave Kurdish fighters did in Kobane in 2015, stopping the offensive of the hordes of the Islamic State supported by the Turkish military; but above all like the united Armenians who in Baku in August-September 1918 resisted the advance of the Turkish-Azeri coalition of forces under the command of Nuri Pasha”, he recalled. "This is not a simple war: this is a new threat of genocide in the ongoing Pan-Turkism project."

"Today, as in 1988, Armenia, Artsakh and the diaspora are united by a new Sardarabad", Terzian finished, to culminate his speech calling for the "international recognition of the Republic of Artsakh."

Since Azerbaijan and Turkey began the war against Artsakh and Armenia, the Armenian community of Argentina organized various actions to make the conflict visible. Most notably, they held two protests outside the Embassies of Azerbaijan and Turkey on October 10 and October 3, and a number of car caravans throughout the country.