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    20 Azerbaijanis killed in Tabriz, protest action dispersed
    23 May 2006 [20:31] - Today.Az
    Azeri Embassy in Tehran does not respond.

    Iran police used tear gas and bullets in dispersing rally held in Tabriz on May 20 as a result of which 20 killed, more than 100 injured.

    Police did not allow occupying Azerbaijan Milly Majlis, 1945, and present Tabriz city government house, West Azerbaijan National Revival Movement Baku bureau has told APA.

    The hospital where injured are kept, has been blockaded by the police. Guard forces taken to city to calm down the rally attacking student hostelhave arrested about 100 students. Slogans were sounded in the meeting: Tabriz lives despite Babek's death, Azerbaijani hero, Chohragani, Garabagh is ours, and Turkic language will not be substituted with Persian language.

    Today at 1600 meetings were scheduled in Tabriz, Urmiya, Maraga, and Miyane.

    Ogtay Tabrizli reports from Tabriz to APA that assembling of residents are not allowed. He said that as a result of clash in the meeting numerous people died, their number is not definite yet.

    Today Whole Azerbaijan Party has issued a statement on Iran's policy pursued in West Azerbaijan. The statement applies to international organizations to give support of democratic fight of our compatriots living in South Azerbaijan. Tehran act under the mask of Islam mask. World Azerbaijanis Congress (DAK) has expressed attitude to the event. DAK called on Azerbaijanis not to withdraw from the struggle, and stated that operative headquarter has been established in Baku bureau related to the happened events.

    It was impossible to learn opinion on the bloody clashes, from Iran Embassy in Azerbaijan, and Azerbaijan Embassy to Iran
    http://www.today.az/news/politics/26449.html

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    It started all from students on university and then it widened.
    Here are pics from the university protests:

    Tebriz:
    http://www.anonym.to/?http://www.azadtribun.net/x622.htm
    http://www.anonym.to/?http://www.azadtribun.net/x629.htm
    http://www.anonym.to/?http://www.azadtribun.net/x643.htm

    Theran:
    http://www.anonym.to/?http://www.azadtribun.net/x627.htm
    http://www.anonym.to/?http://www.azadtribun.net/x628.htm
    http://www.anonym.to/?http://www.azadtribun.net/x633.htm



    these handsymbols are of the greywolves.
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    and finally the state-controlled newspaper which showed a Persian boy talking to a Azeri, painted as a cockroaches.
    http://www.politikcity.de/mkportal/modules/gallery/album/a_1496.jpg
     
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    so whats the jist, canavar? Are people upset at the hardline stance Iran is taking?
     
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    In addition, thousands of the Azerbaijani people of Marand, Khoy and Maraga cities also protested Iranian racism in front of local government buildings.
    Azeri Turk people are demanding national freedom. They want several changes in Iranian constitution to provide equality between Persian and Azeri Turk and other nations in Iran . They are demanding their language Azeri Turkish to be one of the official languages in Iran which is not allowed to be thought in schools and universities. And also they want of Iranian government to apologize to the Azeri Turk people. Demonstrations are being Continued and Azeris planning to express their demands by a huge demonstration in the capital-Tehran in the front of parliament on 28 of May.
    http://www.gamoh.org/en/news.php?su...23716&archive=&cnshow=news&start_from=&ucat=&

    It was because of a state-controlled newspaper portraying Azeris as cockroaches.
    The paper was then closed for 1 day and some people of the newspaper were fired by the government.
    But protests went on and with now more than 20 deads and protesters planning a huge demonstration in Teheran on 28 May.
    The azeris are the biggest minority group.
    Untill now, measured on the real size of Azeri minority, the partipation in these protests is very small. When there is a high participation in this demonstrations further to come then it will be very hard for Iran-government to handle with such masses.
     
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    So canavar, is this an issue between Persians and Azeris who are all Iranian nationals?
     
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    I myself would give Turkey a blank check green light
    to seize and annex the majority-Turk province of
    Tabriz from Iran.

    While they are at it they can bomb a few nuclear plants.
     
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    We do not have interest in annexing Territory from Iran.
    Azeri is the short form of Azerbaijanis.
    As the name says there is a country called Azerbaijan and Iranian territory where Azeris live is called South-Azerbaijan. Azeris in Iran are not seperatists as they where the ruler class in Iran. Many heros in Iran are ethnically Azeris.
    The Safavid
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/S/Safavid.asp
    and Qajar Dynasties
    http://www.iranchamber.com/history/qajar/qajar.php
    which ruled Iran from 1500-1920 where ethnically Azeri/Turkomans.

    Paralell to the Ottoman Empire Iran was also ruled by "Turks" (better: Turkic).
    Ottoman-Turks as well as Iran-Turks had many wars. Source of this wars were differnce in Religion. Every time Ottoman Turks invaded Europe these Iranian-Turks invaded Ottoman Empire from the east, so that sunnite Ottoman empire had to concentrate on Christian Europe and Shia-Turks the same time.
    If Iranian-Turks, as the ruler class of that time in Iran, would have been Sunnites as Ottoman Turks as well, maybe Europe's history would be different.

    When in first World War in a background of imported Nationalism to the Mideast, Russians and British occupied Iran they removed Azeri rule over Iran. Maybe fearing that with Nationalism-ideology Turkey-Turks and Iran-Azeris could overcome their religious difference and unite under Nationalism.

    From Azeri point of view Seperation from Iran is like giving up their history of about 400 years. Many Azeris think Iran is their country which they fought for in the past. But they have problem with Persian rule and they think they are discriminated by not acknowledging what Azeris have done for Iran. For them it is a normal-thing that Azeri culture, language should be officially recognized by Iran in form of a sort of authonomy.
    But Azeris never did Terrorist attacks or made big problems in Iran.
    Maybe the news of these days with protests in Azeri populated cities is the beginning of a change in this attitude. Of course initiated and financed by USA.

    A good read on this is this link:
    http://www.today.az/news/society/25350.html


    http://www.axisglobe.com/article.asp?article=880
     
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    Thanks for the info canavar. It is not being reported in such depth in my country so that throws more light on it.
     
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