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Teach genocide!Teach genocide! Kurdistan and Hayastan - Hand in Hand: General Andranik and Cenghir Agha

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

General Andranik and Cenghir Agha

These days, 90 years ago..
Armenia's national hero General Andranik together with the Yezidi-Kurd Cenghir Agha.
Until now, this picture has never been digitalized and available on the web, this picture with both of them is rare and is donated to Kurdistan and Hayastan by a man who traveled through the Kurdish communities of Soviet Armenia during the 1980´s.

General Andranik and Cengir Agha struggled together in 1918-1920 particular in the Battle of Bash-Aparan which was a battle against the Turkish army on May 21, 1918 during the Turkish-Armenian War, when the Turkish invasion of the newly independent Democratic Republic of Armenia.

During the Genocide, the military cooperation and relations between general Andranik and the Yezidi-Kurd Cenghir Agha were strong and their their battles against the Turks became an symbol of the age-long friendship of the two nations.
The Yezidi-Kurds in Armenia were active participants in the battles at Bash-Aparan and Sardarapat in 1918, that turned a new page in the history of the two nations.

General Andranik Ozanian with his men, the "Fedayi"´s, the mens nationalities on the picture is unclear.

The Yezidi-Kurds has participated and symphatized in many Armenian defence battles, for an example in the battle of Artsakh, the Kurds attended in the battle and thirty of the Kurdish soldiers died in the battles.
The Kurds has also financed and shared battles the Artsakh movement where a Kurdish section and a Kurdish women section (!) existed who fought for Vaiq, Goris, Ijevan and Yeraskhavan.

  • Discuss in the comment section in the end of this post!
Why is it today that the Yezidi - Kurdish community is more popular and beloved among the Armenians then the everyday Muslim - Kurd?

Is it a dispute over religion or does it have any geographical explanation, because the Yezidi - Kurds live closer to the Armenians?


Elijah! said...

The Yezidi is an ethnically Kurdish cultural group!

I read the Armenian minority report and saw that they write about the Yezidi as one group and Kurds as one group and that "som of the Yezidi consider themselves as kurds" ?!

I hate when people fabricate facts!

Of course you can be American and a yezidi beliefer but a big majority of the Yezidi beliefers is Kurds, Yazdanism is only a religion and not a nationality!

Kurdistan and Hayastan said...

I agree with you Eliyah, couldn´t say it better.

Anonymous said...

i´ve met kurds in kurdistan saying they are arabs turks iranians and so on.. no mather what they:
It´s a fact that they are Kurds!

It is the same thing with my Muslim converted Armenian friend, Ermenîstan he is not considered beeing Armenian (!?)

Religion should not intefer with peoples nationalities

no mather what the Ezidî people remain Kurds!!

Anonymous said...

What retard took a dump called the kurds?...they're not even from northern Iraq. That is Assyrian land. They helped the turks massacre plenty of Armenians and Assyrians. Saddam was right about 1 thing in his life.

DrCruel said...

The Russians under Putin are trying to build a coalition of Kurds and Armenians, so as to pit them agains their old Turkish enemies. And yes, the "Kurdish-Armenian" friendship nonsense is part of that - while Andranik was fighting agains the Turks, Kurdish tribesmen under teh employ of the Turks were cutting open Armenian civilians to see if they had any swallowed gold inside them.

At the moment, the Kurds claim the ancestral lands of the Armenians as part of their homeland, so I don't see any lasting arrangement coming out of this. More likely Putin is just happy to get them all to kill each other, as that will keep them from interfering with his own interests in the region - such as kicking the shit out of the Georgians and anyone else who won't do their bidding.

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