The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region remains to be one of the most controversial issues of the modern history of the South Caucasus. Nagorno-Karabakh has been a historical territory of Azerbaijan and majority of population were ethnic Azerbaijanis for the past several centuries. Armenian population could prevail only during the last two centuries after the settlement of the Armenians in this region as a result of the treaties signed between Russian-Persian and Russian-Ottoman empires at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
Photos of the national rally of July 14 in the center of Baku in support of the national army
On the evening of July 14, 2020, the national rally began in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan. Several thousand people marched along the central streets of the capital, chanting patriotic slogans. Along the seaside boulevard, the protesters walked to the upper part of the city. The protesters waved national flags, chanting “Karabakh is Our,” “Glory to the army,” “Soldiers Ahead”, “Martyrs never die”. At 23:30, the action continued on the Alley of Martyrs in support of the national army.