Call for Action

by the influential scientists and intelligences of the world who joined the campaign on “Save Nizami Ganjavi city” by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center to

H.E. Mr. António Guterres – UN Secretary General

H.E. Mrs. Audrey Azoulay – Director-General of UNESCO

H.E. Mr. Yousef Bin Ahmad Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Othaimeen – Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation

European Union

H.E. Mr. Alberto Fernandez – President of Argentine

H.E. Mr. Jair Bolsonaro – President of Brazil

H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping – President of the People’s Republic of China

H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron – President of the France

H.E. Mrs. Angela Merkel – Chancellor of Germany

H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo – President of the Republic of Indonesia

H.E. Mr. Sergio Mattarella – President of the Republic of Italy

H.E Mr. Vladimir Putin – President of the Russian Federation

H.E. Mr. Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – Custodian of Two Holy Mosques and King of Saudi Arabia

H.E. Mr. Moon Jae-in – President of South Korea

H.E. Mr. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa – President of the Republic of South Africa

H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan – President of the Republic of Turkey

H.E. Mr. Andrés Manuel López Obrador – President of the United Mexican State

H.E. Mr. Donald Trump – President of the United States of America

H.E. Mr. Scott Morrison – Prime Minister of Australia

H.E. Mr. Justin Trudeau – Prime Minister of Canada

H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi – Prime Minister of India

H.E. Mr. Yoshihide Suga – Prime Minister of Japan

H.E. Mr. Boris Johnson – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

As scientists and intelligences who respect the immortal human challenges by joining the campaign on “Save Nizami Ganjavi city”, we call to the international community to protect homeland of the great thinker of Azerbaijan Nizami Ganjavi who lived in the 12th century from Armenian aggression and to stop war crimes committed against the civilian population in Ganja.

We would like to express our strong resentment over the latest wave of the Armenian military provocation against the Republic of Azerbaijan that started on September 27, 2020 and has already caused 54 civilian lives, including children and elderly people and leaving more than 250 injured. We are expressing our sincerely feelings of sorrow to and solidarity with the

families of victims. We are also very concerned that missiles with high destructive potential can destroy the mausoleum of Nizami Ganjavi.

We strongly condemn this indiscriminate targeting of the civil population and call the international community to render its full assistance to the Republic of Azerbaijan to bring to the justice the master minders and perpetrators of these criminal acts.

From October 4, 2020, a targeted missile attacks from the territory of the Republic of Armenia to Ganja city, home of Nizami Ganjavi who has always advocated justice, peace, compassion, harmony and global brotherhood, killed more than 24 civilians including children and women while more than 120 people wounded. Extensive damage has been inflicted on many homes and other civilian infrastructure, including historical monuments, hospitals, medical centers, school buildings and kindergartens.

These outrageous attacks on civilians are a continuation of the deliberate policy of the ethnic cleansing that the Republic of Armenia has perpetrated in all occupied territories as confirmed by the Resolution 1416 adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 25 January 2005.

Ganja is a cultural treasure of Azerbaijan where peace-loving poets, thinkers and philosophers grown. It is a second largest city 100 km away from the Azerbaijani territories occupied by the Republic of Armenia. There are 195 state-registered immovable historical and cultural monuments dating back thousands of years. Some of those monuments are not only local and national important, but also a pearl of world cultural heritage.

Targeting the cultural heritage of a nation is in no way justifiable. Armenia’s continued targeting of civilians, civilian objects and historical monuments is a violation of international humanitarian law, including the 1954 UNESCO Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, 1972 UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, 1992 European Convention for the Protection of Archaeological Heritage are an indication of the country’s continuing aggressive policy.

We, as friends who respect Nizami Ganjavi’s immortal, strongly denounce the Armenian vandal acts and at the same time appeal to the United Nations and the UNESCO to exhibit their role and intervene at an earliest to save the Heritage of humanity and persuade Armenia to stop its aggression against Azerbaijan.

We would like to reiterate that the occupation of foreign territory by a UN member state constitutes a grave violation of that state’s obligations as a member of the UN.

As a result of the occupation, more than one million of Azerbaijanis are still displaced and live in difficult conditions. We would like to emphasize the right of displaced persons and refuges to return to their homes safely and with dignity.

In this regard, we would like to recall again Resolutions 822  (1993), 853  (1993), 874  (1993) and 884 (1993) of the United Nations Security Council and urge the Republic of Armenia to strictly comply with them, in particular by immediate and unconditional withdrawal all its military forces from the internationally recognized territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The international community shall join all its efforts to persuade the Republic of Armenia to comply with the international law, including international humanitarian law, the UN Charter, UN the Security Council Resolutions.

Once again, we would like to express our full support to the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, to the Azerbaijani people in their legitimate struggle to restore its territorial integrity and bring peace and stability to the region.

  1. Mukhtar Shakhanov – People’s Poet of Kazakhstan, President of the Union of Intellectuals of the Turkic Peoples, Kazakhstan
  2. Akberen Elgezek – Poet-publicist, First Deputy Chairman of the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Union of Young Turkic Writers, Kazakhstan
  3. Devlatkeray Kapoglu – Poet, Honored Cultural Worker, Head of the Nur-Sultan branch of the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Union of Young Turkic Writers, Kazakhstan
  4. Devletbek Baytursunoglu – Poet-publicist, Member of the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan, Winner of the International Literature Prize, Kazakhstan
  5. Kudiyar Bilal – Member of the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan, cultural figure, Kazakhstan
  6. Erkinbek Serikbay – Writer, President of the Foundation for the Development of Literary Relations between the Turkic Peoples, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Union of Young Turkic Writers, Kazakhstan
  7. Nurlan Kalibekov – Poet, President of the Writers’ Union of the Kyrgyz Republic, Honored Cultural Worker, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Union of Young Turkic Writers, Kyrgyz Republic
  8. Altinbek Ismail – Poet-translator, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Union of Young Turkic Writers, Kyrgyz Republic
  9. Kalicha Jakup – Poet, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Union of Young Turkic Writers, Kyrgyz Republic
  10. Babakhan Sharif – Translator, doctor of philological sciences, professor, Uzbekistan
  11. Jabbar Ishakul – Doctor of philological sciences, literator, professor, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Union of Young Turkic Writers, Uzbekistan
  12. Shahina Ibrahimova – Doctor of philological sciences, Uzbekistan
  13. Goshgar Norkobil – Writer-playwright, editor-in-chief of the newspaper “İnsan və qanun”, Uzbekistan
  14. Fakhriyar Nizam – Poet-translator, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Union of Young Turkic Writers, Uzbekistan
  15. Murat Toylu – Journal, head of the TRT “Türkmən masası”, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Union of Young Turkic Writers, Turkmenistan
  16. Husrev Emin – The Head of the Union of Turkish NGOs of Northern Macedonia (MATÜSİTEB), North Macedonia
  17. Leyla Sharif Emin – Poet-publicist, editor-in-chief of a culture-art magazine of “Köprü”, North Macedonia
  18. Yagub Omaroglu – President of the Eurasian Writers’ Union, Candidate of Philological Sciences, associate professor, Turkey
  19. Osman Bash – Head of the “Dünya – DER”, poet-publicist, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Union of Young Turkic Writers, Turkey
  20. Alptekin Cevherli – Founder-head “Mələklər Yayıncılıq”, researcher-author, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Union of Young Turkic Writers,, Turkey
  21. Darya Akdamir – Writer, head of the “ANKA”, Turkey
  22. Ozgur Bajagsiz – Writer, director, Turkey
  23. Anita Desai – Writer, Laureate of The Guardian International Children’s Book Award, India
  24. Fovzi Akram Tarzioglu – Former member of the Iraqi parliament, President of the Iraqi Turkmen Poets and Writers Union, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Union of Young Turkic Writers, Iraq
  25. Shamsaddin Kuzachi – President of the Turkic World Association of Young Communicators, poet, Member of the Advisory Board of the World Union of Young Turkic Writers, Iraq
  26. Rafet Uluturk – “BULTÜRK – President of the Bulgarian Turks Culture and Service Union, researcher-author, Bulgaria
  27. Ardal Karabash – BCSR – Head of the Bulgarian Center for State Research, Bulgaria
  28. Bulant Mashaoglu – Head of the association URAL, Turkey
  29. Seniha Rasim Sabri – President of the European Bulgarian Turks Association, Bulgaria
  30. Alla Boyuk – Poet-publicist, Gagauz (Moldova)
  31. Chalghin Muhammad – Poet, Tabriz
  32. Hasan Umidoglu – Poet-translator, Tabriz
  33. Mehmet Kalpakli – Chair of both Departments of History and Turkish Literature at Bilkent University
  34. Akhtarul Wasey – President, Maulana Azad University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan ; Professor Emeritus (Islamic Studies), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  35. Asli Samadova – Independent curator and museum specialist, Milan, Italy
  36. Anuar Galiev – Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor at theKazakh National University and Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages, Almaty, Kazakhstan; Member of the International Advisory Board of the Academy of Cultural Heritages (Finland)
  37. Baqatel Arabuli – Chairman of the Georgian Writers’ Union, Georgia
  38. Eka Kachaya – Editor-in-Chief of “Mpobi” magazine, Georgia
  39. Allahverdi Taklali – Head of the Azerbaijani branch of the Georgian Writers’ Union, Georgia
  40. Svetlana Shulina – Teacher, poet, bibliographer, Russian Federation
  41. Qullu Karanfil – KSU teacher, Moldova
  42. Tudora Arnaut – Poet-publicist, Ukraine
  43. Lesya Pimonenko – Turkologist, Director of “Maidan” Translation Bureau, Ukraine
  44. Artem Bulgari – President of the Union of Gagauz of Ukraine, Ukraine
  45. Naseem Ahmad Shah – Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences (2014-17) & Former Head, Department of Islamic Studies, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India
  46. Prof. Kamran Talattoff – USA
  47. Shamil Rashidov – Lecturer at the Royal Birmingham Conservatory, UK
  48. Sadagat Mammadova – Teacher at Pursel School of Music, UK
  49. Nazrin Rashidova – Violinist and teacher at the Royal School of Music, UK
  50. Ibrahim Yildirim – Plastic surgeon, former head of “Interplast”, Turkey
  51. Bingur Sonmez – Cardiothoracic surgeon, Turkey
  52. Edis Altinli – Surgeon, Turkey
  53. Serkan Keskin – Specialist in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, Turkey
  54. Azer Arastunoglu Gasimzada – Civil engineer, Japan
  55. Deniz Shanar – Cardiothoracic surgeon, Turkey
  56. Kani Gamici – Cardiothoracic surgeon, Turkey
  57. Ali Takin Atalar – Founder and President of the Azerbaijan House in London, Vice President of the Federation of British Turkish Associations, UK
  58. Ofelia Hirs-Daşmir – Radiologist – Melbourne, Avstraliya
  59. Prof. Dr. Urfat Nuriyev – Ege University, Faculty of Science, Turkey
  60. Dr. Roman Sayyaf Aliyev – Member of the Advisory Board of the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia, Latvia, Director of Riga Classical Gymnasium, Latvia
  61. Prof. Dr. Yavuz Unal – Rector of Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey
  62. Prof. Erdal Shafag – Assistant Director at Bogazici University, Turkey
  63. Prof. Gulshan Annagiyeva – Honored Art Worker, Nineteen May University, Turkey
  64. Prof. Yusif Mirişli – Composer, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey
  65. Prof. Dr. Dos. Mustafa Said Kurshunoglu – Ondokuz Mayıs University, Head of the International Relations Office, Turkey
  66. Prof. Dr.Rajab Sanjag – Prorector of the Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey
  67. Prof. Dr. Jengiz Batuk – Prorector of the Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey
  68. Prof. Dr.Fehmi Yazici – Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Engineering, Turkey
  69. Prof. Dr. Huseyin Genchcelep – Secretary General Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey
  70. Prof. Dr. Muharram Ozcan – Ondokuz Mayıs University Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Turkey
  71. Prof. Dr. Emin Kasap – Ondokuz Mayıs University, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Turkey
  72. Prof. Dr. Jengiz Chokluk – Ondokuz Mayıs University, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
  73. Prof. Dr. Logman Chilingir – Ondokuz Mayıs University, Head of the Department of Philosophy, Turkey
  74. Dr. Mehmet Tutunchu – Ondokuz Mayıs University, Horticulture Department, Turkey
  75. Prof. Dr. Harun Ozar– Advisor to the rector, Turkey
  76. Prof. Dr. Dos. Yenar Aksoy – Advisor to the rector, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey
  77. Prof. Dr. Dos. Ahmad Ozturk – Deputy Dean of Agriculture, Turkey
  78. Prof. Gulmira Kuruoglu – Doqquz Eylül University, Turkey
  79. Prof. Mehmet Kuruoglu – Ass. Doqquz Eylul University, Turkey
  80. Prof. Orhan Polat – Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Engineering, Turkey
  81. Farida Mammadova – Honored Artist, Azerbaijan
  82. Farid Kazimzada – MD, Cardiovascular surgeon, Ankara City Hospital, Turkey
  83. Eldar Hacilarov – Lecturer, Federation University, Ballarat, Avstraliya
  84. Prof. Adil Bagırov – Federation University, Ballarat, Avstraliya
  85. Musa Mammadov – Lecturer, Deakin University, Avstraliya
  86. Prof. Dr. Shami Necadi – University of Technical Engineering, Program Coordinator
  87. Jemma Aliyeva – Speech pathologist, Melbourne, Australia
  88. Vugar Rustamli – Master of Law. Melbourne, Australia
  89. Dr. Ahmad Selvi – Chairman of the Board of Dentist Hospitalitadent, Turkey
  90. Prof. Muzaffar Altintash – Plastic Surgeon, Turkey
  91. Jamila Javanshir – International Tourism Marketing Specialist, Melbourne, Australia
  92. Mete Atakuman – General Manager for Hospitality and Tourism, Melbourne, Australia
  93. Prof. Naji Karaagac – Neurologist, Memorial Sisli Hospital, Turkey
  94. Dr. Abraham Oshni Alvandi – Monash University, Faculty of Information and Technology, Melbourne, Australia
  95. Prof. Ajgou Ali – Professor of modern and contemporary history, University of Batna, Algeria.

HH the 14th Dalai Lama 

1989 Nobel Peace Laureate

Most Reverend Archbishop Desmond Tutu

1984 Nobel Peace Laureate

Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn

2009 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Prof Mario R. Capecchi

2007 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Prof. Aaron Ciechanover

2004 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Mdm Lisa Clark and Mr. Philip Jennings

Co-Presidents, International Peace Bureau 1910 Nobel Peace Laureate

Prof. Robert F. Curl Jr.

1996 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

HE F. W. de Klerk

1993 Nobel Peace Laureate

Prof. Johann Deisenhofer

1988 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Mdm Shirin Ebadi

2003 Nobel Peace Laureate

Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei 

2005 Nobel Peace Laureate

Prof. Joachim Frank

2017 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Mdm Leymah Gbowee

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate

Prof. Sheldon Lee Glashow

1979 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Prof. David J. Gross

2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Prof. Serge Haroche

2012 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Prof. Oliver Hart

2016 Nobel Laureate in Economics

Prof. Leland Hartwell

2001 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Prof. Dudley Herschbach

1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Prof. Avram Hershko

2004 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Prof. Roald Hoffmann

1981 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Prof. Takaaki Kajita

2015 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Mdm Tawakkol Karman

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate

Prof. Yuan T. Lee

1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Mdm Mairead Maguire

1976 Nobel Peace Laureate

Mr. Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoudh

2015 Nobel Peace Laureate

Prof. Rudolph A. Marcus

1992 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Prof. Eric S. Maskin

2007 Nobel Laureate in Economics

Prof. Michel Mayor

2019 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Mdm Rigoberta Menchú Tum

1992 Nobel Peace Laureate

Prof. Edvard Ingjald Moser

2014 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Prof. May-Britt Moser

2014 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Mdm Nadia Murad

2018 Nobel Peace Laureate

Mr. Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

1980 Nobel Peace Laureate

HE José Ramos-Horta

President of Timor Leste (2007-2012) 1996 Nobel Peace Laureate

Sir Richard J. Roberts

1993 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Mr. Guy Ryder

Director-General, International Labour Organization

1969 Nobel Peace Laureate

HE Juan Manuel Santos

2016 Nobel Peace Laureate

Mr. Kailash Satyarthi

2014 Nobel Peace Laureate

Prof. Gregg L. Semenza

2019 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Prof Fraser Stoddart

2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Prof. Jack W. Szostak

2009 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Prof. Kip S. Thorne

2017 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Mdm Jody Williams

1997 Nobel Peace Laureate

Ms Malala Yousafzai

2014 Nobel Peace Laureate

Members of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center

HE Abdulaziz Altwaijri

Former Director General of ISESCO

HE Rosalía Arteaga Serrano

President of Ecuador (1997)

HE Sali Berisha

President of Albania (1992-1997) Prime Minister (2005-2013)

HE Helen Clark

Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999- 2007) Administrator of UNDP (2009-2017)

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

President of Malta (2014-2019)

HE Mirko Cvetković

Prime Minister of Serbia (2008-2012)

Mdm Nathalie de Gaulle

President and Co-Founder NB-INOV

HE Herman De Croo

President of the Chamber of Representatives (1999-2007), Belgium

HE Jan Fischer

Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (2009- 2010)

HE Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

President of Mauritius (2015-2018)

HE Tarja Halonen

President of Finland (2000-2012)

Dr. Noeleen Heyzer

Member of the High-Level Panel of the UN Secretary General on Mediation Co-Chair, Nizami Ganjavi International Center

HE Petar Stoyanov

President of Bulgaria (1997-2002)

 

HE Laimdota Straujuma

Prime Minister of Latvia (2014-2016)

HE Boris Tadić

President of Serbia (2004-2012)

HE Eka Tkeshelashvili

Deputy Prime Minister (2010-2012)

HE Marianna V. Vardinoyannis

Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO Board of Trustees of MENTOR International Foundation

HE Dalia Itzik

Interim President of Israel (2007) Speaker of Knesset (2006-2009) HE Jadranka Kosor Prime Minister of Croatia (2009-2011)

 

HE Tzipi Livni

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel (2006- 2009);

 

HE Zlatko Lagumdžija

Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001-2002);

Deputy Prime Minister (1993-1996)

Minister of Foreign Affairs (2001-2002, 2012-2015);

 

HE Péter Medgyessy

Prime Minister of Hungary (2002-2004);

 

HE Amre Moussa

Secretary General, Arab League (2001; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt (1991- 2001)

 

HE Djoomart Otorbaev

Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic (2014- 2015)

 

HE Rosen Plevneliev

President of Bulgaria (2012-2017)

 

HE Petre Roman

Prime Minister of Romania (1989-1991) Speaker of Parliament (1996-2000)

 

Dr. Ismail Serageldin

Vice President World Bank (1992- 2000);

 

HE Vaira Vike-Freiberga

President of Latvia 1999-2007

Co-Chair, Nizami Ganjavi International Center

 

HE Filip Vujanović

President of Montenegro (2003-2018)

 

HE Viktor Yushchenko

President of Ukraine (2005-2010)

 

HE Kateryna Yushchenko

First Lady of Ukraine (2005-2010)