Day archives: August 4th, 2018

The Zeytun Uprising – August 1862

The Zeytun Uprising – August 1862

On August 2, 1862, the Turks failed to seize Zeytun in spite of their numerical superiority. The Turks lost 2,000 soldiers and abandoned a plethora of weaponry on the battlefield. The name of Markos Tashchyan would be inscribed in history: he was the one to destroy two Turkish cannons, significantly weakening the Turkish army. Severe …

Azerbaijan, An Equivalent of Crime and Racism

Azerbaijan, An Equivalent of Crime and Racism

Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan was murdered in Budapest, Hungary, in 2004 during a three-month English course, a part of NATO’s Partnership for Peace program. At 5 AM on February 19, 2004, a participant of the same course, an officer of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan Ramil Safarov, infiltrated the room of Margaryan while he was …