Territorial claims of Armenia to the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic in 1918-1920.

Ganbarova S.

DOI: doi.org/10.21272/shaj.2021.i36.p.46


Abstract. On May 28, 1918, the first democratic parliamentary republic in the Muslim East was proclaimed – the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR), which from the first days of its existence relied on the principles of democracy and equality of people , granting all citizens of the country the same rights, and eliminated racial, national, religious, and social inequality. ADR sought to establish good-neighborly relations with all states of the region. However, in order to enforce its territorial claims to Azerbaijan, Armenia further expanded the boundaries of the massacres of the local population in the territories of Karabakh, Zangezur, Nakhchivan, etc. The article provides detailed information about Armenia’s groundless territorial claims to Azerbaijan in 1918-1920.

Keywords: Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, Armenia, territorial dispute, conflict, Karabakh.