Armenian Terrorist Organizations

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Baku, September 17 -

The return of Ramil Safarov to his home country and pardon by the head of state after having unjustly sentenced to life imprisonment by a Hungarian court for murdering an Armenian officer who attacked Safarov, his nation, people and flag and emotionally abused him while participating in course studies in Hungary, has given Armenians grounds for intensifying the situation. It is as if everyone in Armenia was waiting for this very moment. With the leadership of the Armenian government, every Armenian rose to a large scale political, diplomatic and information war with Azerbaijan.  

This situation also helped expose the real nature of Armenians.  One of Armenia’s terrorist organizations ASALA has emailed the Azerbaijani Embassy in Hungary, sending death threats to the Embassy employees. Taking a look at the letter, one can clearly see that instead of feeling ashamed for carrying out crimes and terror towards Azerbaijanis and Turks, Armenians take pride in this by flaunting their hoax genocide.

Progress of the issue in this course created the need to conduct a brief research on Armenian terrorism. Research shows that to this date, in order to carry out terror against Turks and Azerbaijanis, Armenians have grouped and participated in about twenty terrorist organizations. We can briefly classify these organizations as follows:

Intra-Party Organization

There are three examples of Armenian intra-party terrorism organizations. These are the Armenakan party, Hunchakian Party and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation party Dashnaktsutyun.

Founded in 1885, the Armenakan party has been carrying out armed conflicts and terror acts in Turkey’s Van, Mush, Bitlis and Trabzon provinces and Istanbul in collaboration with Armenians living in Iran and Russia.

Founded in 1887 in Geneva, the Hunchakian party’s main motive is to create a “Greater Armenia” state by merging Turkey’s Anadolu region, and areas they call Russian and Persian Armenia. According to the party’s platform, they can resort to a modus operandi of creating an organization for propaganda, agitation, terrorism and destruction in order to meet the objectives they have set forth.

Founded in 1890 in Tbilisi, Armenian Revolutionary Federation, the Dashnaktsutyun party’s principal goal is to create a “Greater Armenia” state on the territories of Azerbaijan’s Nagorno Karabagh, Nakhchivan and Turkey’s Anadolu region. Having held their first convention in 1892 in Tbilisi, the Dashnaktsutyun party ruled for organizing conspiracies against Turks. Following this very convention, the Dashnaktsutyun party adopted an order to “Kill Turks and Kurds everywhere and in every circumstance; kill and take revenge on those who broke their word, Armenian traitors!” The party’s confidential terrorist group and subdivisions DRO-8, DRO-88, DRO-888 and DRO-888 were founded on this objective. 

Organizing in a Paramilitary Manner

There are two examples of Armenian terrorist grouping in a paramilitary manner: Armenian Secret Liberation Army, ASOA, and the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia, ASALA.

Founded in 1975 in Beirut, ASOA, the Armenian Secret Liberation Army’s headquarters is located in Damascus. It has more than a thousand fighters in training in their Palestine bases. Since 1981, the organization has carried out terror acts in several countries that resulted in the death of 19 Turkish diplomats.

Founded in 1975, the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia, ASALA's headquarters is located in Beirut and its training bases in Syria. The motive of the organization consists of establishing a “Greater Armenia” consisting of the territories of Eastern Turkey, Northern Iran and Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan and Nagorno Karabagh regions. This organization carries out terror acts mainly against Turkish and Azerbaijani citizens. In the April of 1980, ASALA set an agreement with the PKK in order to carry out joint terror acts in Lebanon and has made these intentions official.

Movement organization

There are four known types of movement based organizations of Armenian terrorists: Geqaron, Armenian Liberation Movement (AOD), Armenian Liberation Front, and the Democratic Front.

Established in the February of 2001 by ASALA, the motive of the Geqaron movement is to carry out terror acts against Turkish-descent political leaders, diplomats and businessmen in the South Caucasus and Middle East.

Founded in 1991 in France, the Armenian Liberation Movement (AOD) carries out their terror operations in close association with the ASALA.

Founded in 1979, the Armenian Liberation Front is considered a branch of the ASALA. It trains terrorists against Turkey and Azerbaijan.

Operating in the US, Canada and Western Europe, the Democratic Front’s principal goal is to sever the Turkish state.

Organization in a Group manner

Armenian terrorism’s most widespread organization type is organization in a group manner. There are eight examples of this organization: Orli Group, Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide, Armenian Union, June 9 Group, Young Armenians Union, Switzerland Group, Suicide Squad, and Apostle.

Founded in 1981 by Armenians youths living in France, the Orli group has carried out more than ten terrorist acts in various airports around the world since 1987. 

Established in 1972 in Vienna during a Dashnaktsutyun convention, the Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide’s motive is to unify Armenian descent Lebanese citizens in military unions and organize bloody terror acts against Turks and Azerbaijanis. 

Founded in 1988 in Moscow, he Armenian Union has close connections with the ASALA, and provides them with false documents for the operation of terrorists in the post-Soviet region. It participates in the transfer of weapons and freelancers into Karabagh.

Founded in 1991 in Switzerland, the June 9 Group works to liberate imprisoned Armenian terrorists.

Founded in 1990 in France, the Young Armenians Union is associated with the abduction of diplomats.

Operating in several countries in Europe, the Switzerland Group has carried out four terror acts in France, Italy and Greece.

Founded in 1981 in Paris, the Suicide Squad was involved in the capture of the Turkish Consulate General in France.

Founded in 2001 by the Armenian, Syrian and Lebanese citizen based Armenian Defense Union, the Apostle Group’s motive is to carry out terror acts in the regions of Turkey and Azerbaijan. 

When we examine the manner of operations of these organizations, it can be clearly seen that they have close connections with the Armenian government: if at one time they were working to establish an Armenian state, the Armenian government is now patronizing them.  

It is interesting that the Armenian state does not just use these organizations against Turks and Azerbaijanis, but also against Armenians: those Armenians who are fed up of the country’s policies; those Armenians who refuse to pay taxes on money earned outside of Armenia, which under the name of aid, go to Armenian leaders; those Armenians who truly want to live side-by-side with their neighbors in peace and friendship like humans.

In this respect, there is no doubt that the Armenian government stands behind ASALA's threat to Azerbaijani diplomats. That is because the current government sees Ramil Safarov’s extradition and pardon as its political and diplomatic defeat and this has the government on the edge of its seat. For this reason it is trying to use all methods in order to gain dividends.

Dr. Turab Gurbanov

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