most Azerbaijanis in Iran referred to themselves as Turks. .. 12 Zehtabi, Iran Turklerinin Eski Tarixi; Heyat, “Regression of Azeri Language.” 13 E.M. 3 M.T. Zehtabi, Iran Turklerinin Eski Tarixi. Ikinci chap (Tebriz: Artun, ). 4 Rahim Rayees-Nia, Azerbaijan dar Seir-e Tarikh-e Iran, 2 vols. (Tabriz: Nima. compared with more than 20 million Azeris in Iran. The two from northwestern Iran to the Caspian Sea in the east M.T. Zehtabi, Iran Turklerinin Eski Tarixi.

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Writings on Repression in Iran. Among the important published works after the revolution, one could mention L.

They were regarded as subhuman until such time as they openly rian their inferior Turkish origins and their assimilation into the supposedly superior Persian Aryan race. Nor did come into existence any democratic rule and institution. The oil concession had been granted to the Soviets on the condition that it be ratified by the future Majlis.

The Multiple Identities of Azerbaijan

Having enjoyed the unconditional support of the British, Reza Khan was able to suppress numerous socialist, nationalist, and separatist movements all over Iran. History of Shirvan and Darband.

The British left southern Iran by the deadline; the Russians stayed in the north. The people of Azerbaijan, along with other oppressed nationalities and groups, garixi in the struggle against the absolute monarchic regime and eventually managed to bring it down through the popular revolution. Who are those upon them? The Bolshevik revolution in Russia breathed new life turkleriinn the struggle of oppressed groups and nationalities.

Adopting an orthodox class-based approach, the leftist literature, in general, views the aspirations of Azerbaijani people for self-determination through the class lens, seeking to subordinate various racial, national, social, cultural and linguistic issues to issues of class and relations of economics see ian example Nabdel After extorting the oil concession, now the Russians badly needed its ratification.


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Mass executions of participants, sympathizers, and those suspected of supporting the national movements were performed in public, followed by the burning of books, magazines and pamphlets published in ethnic languages. Khoyi, another Azerbaijani deputy from the city of Tabriz had met the same fate as Pishevari.

They were required to be assimilated to ‘the superior Indo-European race and culture’; and if they didn’t acknowledge the ‘superiority of Persian Indo-European race’, they would then become subjected to mockery, humiliation, marginaliztion and punishment. Pishevari resigned from the government and left for Baku. As its first important task on the day of inauguration, the National Assembly proclaimed the autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan and designated a government under the premiership of Mir Jafar Pishevari, the founder of Azerbaijan Democratic Party.

After the invasion of Azerbaijan, the Shah’s army marched into the neighboring Republic of Kurdistan.

The Kurdish Republic set out to follow the democratic reforms and events taking place in the neighboring Azerbaijan. Not surprisingly, the independent western scholarship could not escape the censorship placed on the movement by the Pahlavi regime. In Augusthe entrusted the editorialship of Azhir to friends and returned to Azerbaijan to form iraan Azerbaijan Democratic Party. Now in full control over the destiny of the people, he had all the resources at his disposal to enforce his racist ideology.

The racist Pahlavi regime had sought to enforce a Persian nationalistic ideology in line with fascistic Nazi German philosophy. The new regime brutally suppressed the legitimate demands of various nationalities for self-determination, placing even a greater emphasis on Eskki racism as a determining factor in maintaining its turilerinin bases.


From my parents, grandparents, relatives, neighbors and others I heard about the executions, the burning of books, and the banning of my language, the language of my entire consciousness. True, the Araz divides a nation But the earth underneath is one!

Members of various non-Persian nationalities living in Iran had either to subscribe to a supposedly common Aryan ancestry, or else be humiliated, marginalized and suffer numerous punishments.

Azeri ya Zaban-e Bastani-ye Azerbaijan. On 12 December,the Azerbaijani provinces declared their autonomy and formed the Azerbaijan Democratic Government.

The conflict became internationalized, and as some have argued, it came to mark the beginning of the cold war Fawcett ; Atabaki They then issued a list of demands asking for autonomy similar to that of Azerbaijan and Kurdistan. The change that ADP leaders introduced was conservative and reformist, not revolutionary and sovereigntist, as the people would have wanted.

Following these changes, an ethnic organization called The Azerbaijan Society was formed and started publishing a journal titled Azerbaijan. Adabiyyat va Incasanat Literature and Fine Arts. The Soviets were very concerned about the security of their borders with Iran and irn enormously beneficial oil concession meant that their active presence in Iranian affairs would be guaranteed.