Whole Azerbaijan

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

History[edit]

The idea of "Whole Azerbaijan" was formulated by Piruz Dilanchi in 1991 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.[1][2] Elchibey published his book on the idea, Bütöv Azərbaycan yolunda, in Turkey in 1998. It argued that the borders of Azerbaijan should extend from Derbent to the Persian Gulf.[3][dubious ] Elchibey argued that this was a territory of Azerbaijani historical ethnic presence.[4][verification needed] He proposed that Azerbaijan had right to rule it, under a proposed system of governance called "United Azerbaijani Lands" (Birləşmiş Azərbaycan Yurdları).[3] After his death in 2002, it was published postmortem. He opposed the idea of a separate and independent Iranian Azerbaijan.[5][dubious ][verification needed]

Distribution of the Azerbaijani language.

Political initiatives[edit]

The term Whole Azerbaijan continued in political initiatives including the SANLM (CAMAH) 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[6][dubious ]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keskin, Arif (February 6, 2003). "Güney Azerbaycan Milli Demokratik Hareketi Yol Ayrımında". TÜRKSAM (in Azerbaijani). Archived from the original on February 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Program of South Azerbaijan National Liberation Movement". SANLM. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Rehmoğlu, Arif. "Satranç Tahtasında Azerbaycan ve Farsistan". Avrasya Dosyası, Avrasya Stratejik Araştırmalar Merkezi. Ankara. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Böyük Azərbaycan tarixən şimalda Dərbənddən başlayıb, Həmədan mərkəz olmaqla Bəsrə körfəzinədək uzanırdı" Bütöv Azərbaycan yolunda, Əbülfəz Elchibey, Ecdad Yayınları, Ankara, 1998
  5. ^ Bütöv Azərbaycan Haqqında, Yeni Müsavat newspaper, Baku, 2002
  6. ^ Bütöv Azərbaycan Haritası[permanent dead link]

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