“Our lands were under occupation for nearly 30 years. Armenia carried out a policy of ethnic cleansing against our people. Hundreds of thousands of Azerbaijanis were forced out of their native lands, became refugees and displaced persons,” said President Ilham Aliyev as he addressed the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the Novruz holiday in the Talish village of the Tartar district, APA reports.
“Acts of genocide, injustice and war crimes were committed against our people. We will never forget that. We must never forget that,” the Azerbaijani President emphasized.