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Peace statement

6 October 2020
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Hundreds of people from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and throughout the world have signed a statement calling for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh. Below we have republished their statement in full.

The statement was originally published on Caucasus Talks and is open for signatures.

As you read this message people are dying in and around Nagorno-Karabakh. Young boys and men are killing one another with no solution in sight.​

The main victim of this war is not objective truth. Rather it destroys the lives of real people, real children.​

It is becoming a losing battle for the entire  South Caucasus region. ​

If it does not affect you now, the war or the consequences of it will get to you tomorrow. ​

War will never resolve the conflict. It will only leave us in a darker, more vicious circle of enduring wars and unresolved grievances. ​

Defending peace is not a neutral position. We reject the militarist positions conditioned by narratives of war and instead seek pathways to build peace.​

This war recalls the tragedies and the wounds of the past. It does nothing to heal them, but only creates new ones.​

This war has no winners. It brings misery, death, poverty and loss of independence to the whole Caucasus region.​

We urge external powers not to incite further clashes and not to partake in war-making. 

We are advocating an immediate ceasefire and inclusive negotiations encompassing all of the Armenian and Azerbaijani parties to the conflict.​

  • Sevan Değirmenciyan (Turkey) 
  • Yetvart Danzikyan (Turkey)
  • Norayr Olgar (Turkey)
  • Alexis Kalk (Germany)
  • Sayat Tekir (Holland)
  • Ani Kalk (Turkey)
  • Deniz Karagöz (Germany)
  • Diren Cevahir Şen (Turkey)
  • Gunel Movlud (Azerbaijan/Norway)
  • Mirkamran Huseynli (Azerbaijan) 
  • Sophio Tskhvariashvili (Georgia)
  • Katie Sartania (Georgia)
  • Christina Soloyan (Armenia)
  • Leon Aslanov (UK)
  • Diana Yayloyan (Russia/Armenia)
  • Mete Ulutaş (Turkey)
  • Giyas Ibrahimov (Azerbaijan)
  • Ilkin Huseynli (Azerbaijan)
  • Nijat Mammadbayli (Azerbaijan)
  • Elodie Gavrilof-Dernigorossian (Armenia/Turkey)
  • Garo Paylan (Turkey)
  • Raphael Gregorian (UK)
  • Lucia Gonzalez Mantecon (UK) 
  • Rahim Shaliyev (USA)
  • Mariam Yeghiazaryan (Armenia)
  • Elnura Huseynova (Azerbaijan)
  • Berke Aydoğan (Turkey)
  • Arpi Bekaryan (Armenia)
  • Zhala Bayramova (Azerbaijan)
  • Azerbaijan Under Legal Criticism (Azerbaijan)
  • Kristina Hakobyan (Armenia)
  • Malkhaz Saldadze (Georgia)
  • Arat Yıldırım (Turkey)
  • Oguz Barin (Turkey)
  • Lali Pertenava (Georgia)
  • Arthur Harutyunyan (Armenia)
  • Karin Marmsoler (Germany/Italy)
  • Tornike Jobava (Georgia)
  • Rudik Hakobyan (Armenia)
  • Methi Satyanarayana (USA)
  • Donara Hakobyan (Armenia)
  • Tamar Kalandadze (Georgia)
  • Lali Pertenava (Georgia)
  • Rudolf Harutyunyan (Armenia)
  • Ketevan Kapanadze (Georgia)
  • Adam Pontius (USA)
  • Ricardo Bergmann (Germany/Armenia)
  • Samed Samedov (Azerbaijan)
  • Shushan Hakobyan (Armenia/USA)
  • Nino Orjonikidze (Georgia)
  • Milana Mammadova (Azerbaijan/Sweden)
  • Armen Poghosyan (Armenia/USA)
  • Agasi Adamyan (Russia/Armenia)
  • Deanna Cachoian-Schanz (USA)
  • George Gevorkyan (Armenia)
  • Oguz Barin (Germany)
  • Clark Sarkisian/ USA
  • Koryun Avanesyan (Armenia)
  • Ricardo Navia (Uruguay)
  • Grigor Mantashyan (Armenia)
  • Sarah Davies (UK)
  • Gor Kharatyan (Armenia)
  • Zakir Bayramov (Azerbaijan)
  • Barbara Wattendorf (Germany)
  • Gevorg Melikjanyan (Armenia)
  • Jessica Rodriguez (US)
  • Nare Zakaryan (Armenia)
  • Ketevan Akhobadze (Georgia)
  • David Balayan (Armenia)
  • Jessica Rodriguez (UK)
  • Hamlet Ayvazyan (Armenia)
  • Frshta Majidi Zakarian (UK)
  • Arthur Harutyunyan (Armenia)
  • Guido de Graaf Bierbrauwer (The Netherlands)
  • Arsen Khurshudyan (Armenia)
  • Sopo Gogsadze (Georgia)
  • Daniel Martinez del Rio (Spain)
  • Ashot Baghdasaryan (Armenia)
  • Hovsep Poghosyan (Armenia)
  • Anastasiia Vorozhtsova (Russia)
  • Regina Jegorova-Askerova (Lithuania/Belarus)
  • Anne Nemsitsveridze (Georgia)
  • Sara Nur Yıldız (Germany/Turkey)
  • Ekin Çekiç (Turkey)
  • Onik Shakhsuvaryan (Armenia)
  • Yulia Adelkhanova (Georgia)
  • Elif Bulut (Turkey)
  • Artyom Mkrtchyan (Armenia)
  • Bogdan Chelidze (Georgia)
  • Arpi Mkrtchyan (Armenia)
  • George Melkumian (Armenia)
  • Ashot Baghdasaryan (Armenia)
  • Ann-Sofie Öist (Finland)
  • Tamta Tatarashvili (Armenia/Georgia)
  • Aia Beraia (Georgia)
  • Lillian Babayan (UK)
  • Cengiz Babalık (Turkey)
  • Arno Kalaycı (Turkey)
  • Anush Petrosyan (Armenia) 
  • Katam Mustafaev (Russia/Azerbaijan)
  • Khanum Gevorgyan (Armenia) 
  • Namiq Abdullayev (Azerbaijan)
  • Gabriela N. Romanou (Greece)
  • Beyhan Demir (Turkey)
  • Anna Hakobyan (Armenia)
  • Hilda Çelik (Turkey)
  • Betigul Ceylan (UK)
  • Toghrul Valiyev (Azerbaijan)
  • Lilit Gizhlaryan (Armenia) 
  • Areg Aslanov (Spain)
  • Tigranna Zakaryan (France)
  • Anna Gevorkyan (USA)
  • Haig Jack Zakaryan (USA)
  • Martin Zakaryan (USA)
  • Vanessa Ducher (France) 
  • Veronika Zablotsky (Germany) 
  • Julie Duvert (France)
  • Jennifer Nguyen (France) 
  • Arsen Papiyan (Armenia)
  • Areg Amirkhanyan (Armenia)
  • Robert Musaelyan (Armenia/Russia)
  • Samvel Musaelyan (Armenia/Russia)
  • Shalala Mamedova (Azerbaijan)
  • Tato Maridashvili (Georgia)
  • Nazrin Gadimova Akbulut (Azerbaijan/Turkey)
  • Anush Mirzoyan (Armenia)
  • Noelle Nightingale (US)
  • Dzintra Meier (UK)
  • Anna Hakobyan (Armenia)
  • Marco Alvi (Italy)
  • Armen Aghajanyan (Armenia)
  • Lali Pertenava (Georgia
  • Armen Sedrakyan (Armenia)
  • Maro Abovyan (Armenia)
  • Shorena Sadagashvili (Italy)
  • Varduhi Balyan (Armenia/Turkey)
  • Koray Doğan Urbarlı (Turkey)
  • Yavuz Okçuoğlu (Turkey) 
  • Astirg Agopian (France) 
  • Emil Aslan, IIR Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Klaudia Kosicińska (Poland/Georgia)
  • Anna Cieślewska (Georgia/Poland)
  • Magdalena Kondas (Poland)
  • Ketevan Kvlividze (Georgia)
  • Irakli Mikiani, One Caucasus (Georgia)
  • Lude Victor Reno, One Caucasus (France/Poland)
  • Mikheil Aslikiani (Georgia)
  • Nino Khundadze (Georgia)
  • Abdulmumeen Sidiq (Nigeria)
  • Ketevan Midelashvili (Georgia)
  • Helen Mechitova (Georgia)
  • One Caucasus (Poland/Georgia)
  • Witek Hebanowski (Poland)
  • Anush Arzumanyan (Armenia)
  • Nino Kurtanidze (Georgia)
  • Alla Parunova (Tbilisi, Georgia)
  • Xaqani Hass (Hakani Has) (Turkey) 
  • George Qehyan (Armenia/Poland)
  • Marine Martirossian (Armenia)
  • David Leupold (Germany)
  • Rik Adriaans (The Netherlands)
  • Bahruz Samadov (Czech Republic/Azerbaijan)
  • Ayten Farhadova (Azerbaijan)
  • Gumru Aliyeva (Azerbaijan)
  • Edita Badasyan (Georgia/Germany)
  • Ajay Jonathan (Czech Republic)
  • Gayane Ayvazyan (Armenia)
  • Vahid Ali (UK/Azerbaijan)
  • Aramazd Poghosyan (Armenia/USA)
  • Tigran Poghosyan (Armenia/USA)
  • Veronika Harutyunova (Armenia)
  • Janna Harutyunova (Armenia)
  • Andrew Wilson (Czech Republic/USA)
  • Florik Ghazaryan (Armenia)
  • Gayaneh Vardanyan (France/Armenia)
  • Heydər İsayev (Georgia/Azerbaijan)
  • Maia Barkaia (Georgia)
  • Lilith Aloian (China/Armenia) 
  • Luka Nakhutsrishvili (Georgia)
  • Qingyou Xiao (China)
  • Zuleykha Shirinova (Hungary/Azerbaijan)
  • Eldar Mamedov (Belgium)
  • Hamida Giyasbayli (Azerbaijan)
  • Jeyran Mamedova (Azerbaijan)
  • Ruzanna Azizyan (Armenia)
  • Maia Tabidze (Georgia)
  • Samvel Grigoryan (Armenia)
  • Zara Harutyunyan (Armenia)
  • Marusya Sepkhanyan (Armenia)
  • Rainer Ruge (Germany)
  • Zahra Ismayilli (Azerbaijan)
  • Vahram Shaboyan (France/Armenia)
  • Shannon Nichols (USA/Finland)
  • Thoma Sukhashvili (Georgia)
  • Astine Badeyan (Armenia)
  • Annika Stein (Germany)
  • Andre Martirosyan (UK)
  • Matthias Klingenberg (Germany)
  • Dzovinar Derderian (USA/Armenia)
  • Knar Khudoyan (Armenia)
  • Lala Aslikyan (Armenia)
  • Armen Harutyunyan (Armenia)
  • Demetra Kourri (United Kingdom)
  • Artsrun Pivazyan (Armenia)
  • Lilit Dabagian (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Anush Sargsyan (Armenia)
  • Ketevan Akhobadze (Georgia)
  • Ani Tadevosyan (Armenia)
  • Lilit Ayvazyan (Armenia)
  • Anton Ivchenko (Armenia)
  • Robin Shakibaie (Germany)
  • Tamar Khutsishvili (Germany)
  • Gevorg Mnatsakanyan (Armenia/Germany)
  • Monika Durajová (Czech Republic)
  • Mariana Karkoutly (Syria/Germany)
  • Hayk Petrosyan (Armenia)
  • Knarik Tadevosyan (Armenia)
  • Tamara Pataridze (Georgia)
  • Rovshan Mammadli (Azerbaijan)
  • Florian Mühlfried (Georgia/Germany)
  • Nevena Š. Radosavljevic (Germany)
  • Agharahim Poladov (Azerbaijan)
  • Markus Sattler (Germany)
  • Nargiza Arjevanidze (Georgia)
  • Nargiz Mukhtarova (Azerbaijan)
  • Zori Eghikyan (Armenia/Russia)
  • David Badikyan (Armenia)
  • Anna Hakobyan (Armenia)
  • Nona Aleksanyan (Armenia/Russia)
  • Milad Mohamadi (France)
  • Karin Sandrouni (Israel/Hungary)
  • Arakel Minassian (Canada/USA)
  • Vazgen Harutyunyan (Armenia)
  • Nişan Güreh (Turkey)
  • Robert Goldammer (Germany)
  • Alexandre Akchatel (France)
  • Anet Hodikova (Czech Republic)
  • Shota Saghinadze (Georgia)
  • Getuno Kelvin (Kenya)
  • Philipp Reichmuth (Germany)
  • Eleni Sentemente (Greece/Germany)
  • Aykan Sever (Turkey)
  • Ramon Tena Pera (Andorra)
  • Bektaş Uğural (Turkey/The Netherlands)
  • Stefan B. Kirmse (Germany)
  • Christian Kreil (Germany)
  • Urban Jakša (Slovenia)
  • Jessica Rodriguez (USA)
  • Vigan Aliu (Kosovo/Canada)
  • Marina Danoyan (Armenia/Finland)
  • Hrayr Savzyan (Armenia)
  • Andreas Kiessling (Germany)
  • Mischa Bareuther (Germany)
  • Laurence Broers (UK)
  • Anahit Aharonian (Uruguay) 
  • Adrian Lomlomdjian (Argentina) 
  • Gohar Sharoyan (Luxemburg/Armenia)
  • Gevorg Mnatsakanyan(Armenia/Germany)
  • Giorgi Janjalashvili (Georgia) 
  • Zori Hayrapetyan (Armenia)
  • Shalala Mammadova, Azerbaijan
  • Gvantsa Davitelashvili (Georgia) 
  • Emma Khachatryan (Armenia)
  • Tayfun Balçık (Turkey/The Netherlands)
  • Mahmut Erciyas  (Turkey/The Netherlands)
  • Avetik Karagulyan (Armenia/ France)
  • Marine Danielyan (Armenia)
  • Tigran Ghardashyan (Armenia)
  • Naira Sultanyan (Armenia)
  • Necati Sönmez (Turkey)
  • Nick Harutyunyan (Armenia)
  • Tatiana Yusuf (Armenia)
  • Thomas de Waal (UK)
  • Ara Safarian (UK)
  • Laura Luciani (Italy/Belgium)
  • Christos Georgy (UK)
  • Yves Bossler (France)
  • Unión Cultural Armenia (Argentina)
  • Dağhan Irak (UK)
  • Zohrab Bauer (Armenia)
  • Jordan Voltz (US)
  • Astghik Aslanyan (Armenia)
  • Kevork Oskanian (UK)
  • Hrag Papazian (UK/Armenia)
  • Serap Güre (Turkey)
  • Paula Der Matoian (USA)
  • Nazakat Hasanzade (Azerbaijan)
  • Hüseyin Günes (Germany)
  • Nuné Tounjikian (Cyprus)
  • Martin Lecoutère (France)
  • Mammad Azizov (Azerbaijan)
  • Amaliya Prtavyan (Armenia)
  • Nikolay Hovhannisyan (Armenia)
  • Günel Mamedova (Russia)
  • Nana Landau (Armenia)
  • Gabriella Bomba (Luxembourg)
  • Ara Kass
  • Val Mazloumian
  • Ara Danielian

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