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ÇAĞDAŞ AZERBAYCAN EDEBİYATI’NA YANSIYAN ERMENİ MESELESİ
THE ARMENIAN ISSUE IN THE CONTEXT OF CONTEMPORARY AZERBAIJANI LITERATURE

Author(s): Merve TOPAL
Subject(s): Political history, Other Language Literature, Evaluation research, Theory of Literature, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: Azerbaijan; Armenia; Nagorno-Karabakh; language; culture and literature;

Summary/Abstract: This study addresses the clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia which are called "Armenian issue" as reflected in the Azerbeijani literature. In addition, the reasons behind the events of Nagorno-Karabakh as a topic of tension in the Armenian issue are discussed, and the effects of chaotic relations on literary works are examined. The resulting conflicts affected the Azerbaijani Turks and Armenians negatively in social, cultural, political and psychological aspects. This struggle environment, which has extensively permeated the literature, has an important place in the history of Azerbaijan literature. In the late 1980s, when Azerbaijan’s Karabakh was occupied by the Armenians, the psychology of war and the idea of national unity became prominent in the Azerbaijani literature. Prominent figures of contemporary Azerbaijani literature such as Anar Rızayev, Bahtiyar Vahabzade, Nabi Hazri, Sabir Rustemanlı, Emin Efendi and Ismail Shihli penned literary works that emphasized the importance of national unity and togetherness. These writers and their followers emphasized the Armenian issue and addressed it as a serious topic in their works.

  • Issue Year: 17/2019
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 175-188
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Turkish