The famous Turkish writer Elif Shafak, referring to the war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, wrote a message on Twitter calling for peace.
Shafak posted on her page the performance of the Armenian-Belgian musician cellist Szak Avanesyan, for the edification of the deaf and indifferent world, with the performance of Komitas’s “Crane” in the burnt down temple of the Savior Gazanchetsots in Shushi, the video of which was widely disseminated on the Internet.
Shafak posted on the Internet a video previously posted by Karo Paylan, a Turkish MP from Armenia, and thanked her for attaching her status as a writer to the video, which said:
“This post is for everyone who believes in the world, does not refuse to defend it. Art in ruins ․․․ Thank you Karo Paila for sharing. “
It should be noted that for this post, Elif Shafak received a negative response from Turkish-Azerbaijani users. They made obscene and threatening remarks to Shafak. Some even demanded to stop selling her books in Azerbaijan.
According to Turkish media reports, immediately after the boycott, the sale of Shafak books in many bookstores in Azerbaijan was stopped.
It is noteworthy that the supporter of peace is immediately perceived in the Turkish-Azerbaijani society as a pro-Armenian traitor. The Turkish media commented on the neutral post of Elif Shafak calling for peace as support for Armenia against Azerbaijan.