Watching the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, I think of my Armenian ancestors fleeing their home

My family story is bound up in the displacement of Armenians from their ancestral lands. In the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, I hear echoes of that history.

Like many of my fellow Armenians scattered around the world, I have never been to Nagorno-Karabakh. I have never taken the six-hour drive in a marshrutka (minivan) to its capital Stepanakert from Armenia’s capital of Yerevan – a journey that would be a 35-minute flight if it weren’t for the risk of Azerbaijan bringing down passenger planes in that airspace.

I have never toured the medieval geometric monasteries nestled in its lush mountainsides, nor come face-to-face with...
source: New Statesman

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