RAMIL SAFAROV: I HAVE ALWAYS FELT TURKEY'S SUPPORT
Russian media Regnum, citing Azerbaijani media, reports that Azerbaijani officer, Ramil Safarov, who was earlier sentenced to life prison for violently murdering (axing) Armenian officer, Gurgen Margaryan, in Hungary and who was extradited on August 31, had an interview with the journalists and expressed his gratitude to Turkey and the Turkish people for support and for attentively following him..
"I have always felt Turkey's support. I am grateful to Turkey and the Turkish people. I'm happy to be in the motherland and with the Azerbaijani people again: I have never lost my hope. I have always believed that the Supreme Commander will settle that issue," said Safarov and added that he will continue his military service (now he is awarded major rate for being a "patriot").
Note, Armenian President, Serzh Sargsyan, convened emergency sitting of the National Security Council following the decision by the Hungarian authorities to extradite Azerbaijan Officer, Ramil Safarov, who was later pardoned by Aliyev, moreover, was honored as a "Hero" and "Patriot".
Serzh Sargyan, concerning the issue, had made the following statement:
"The Hungarian authorities should realize that they have made a rough mistake by entering into collusion with Azerbaijan, and Armenia will give a relevant response to this incident. The Armenian Diaspora must also express its opinion on the matter. This is not just a murder but an ethnic murder justified by an EU member state," We should recall that on that same they Armenian authorities adopted a decision to suspend diplomatic relations and official contacts with Hungary.
- 1829 The Russo-Turkish Peace Treaty was signed in Adrianople. Akhalkalak, Akhltskha, the eastern shore of the Black Sea, Anapa, and Poti are ceded to Russia.
- 1837 The Armenian Parish school begins its activities in Yerevan.
- 1905 Birth of Vardan Achemyan (actor). He died in 1977.
- 1915 The "Guichen" rescues the Armenian resistance fighters of the 40-day battle of Musa Dagh.
- 1958 The Bolshoi Theatre performs in Armenia.
- 1991 The District Councils of Artsakh (Mountainous Gharabagh) and Shahumian meet in Stepanakert and proclaim their statehood on the basis of their right to self-determination as given by the United Nations.
- 1991 Artsakhs local legislative councils jointly adopt the Declaration of the Republic of Nagorno Gharabagh which declares the independence of Artsakh (including the Shahumian district) from Azerbaijan. This was in conformity with the 1990 04 03 Soviet law titled Law of the USSR Concerning the Procedure of Secession of a Soviet Republic from the USSR which allowed for autonomous regions to become independent of those republics that would declare their independence from the USSR.