The falsified Azerbaijani names of places in Armenia’s Syunik Province - both in Google Maps and Google Earth - are removed
Tuesday, 18 October, 2022, 21:48
The falsified Azerbaijani names of places in Armenia’s Syunik Province — both in Google Maps and Google Earth — are removed due to joint efforts of the Center for Law and Justice “Tatoyan” foundation and the ANCA Western Region Following the joint efforts of the Center for Law and Justice “Tatoyan” foundation and the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region (ANCA-WR) the falsified Azerbaijani names of Armenia’s Syunik Province places in Google Maps and Google Earth are removed. According to the statement of September 29, based on the alarm of one of the residents of Sisian city, the “Tatoyan” Foundation Center for Law and Justice discovered that in Google Maps and Google Earth applications, the names of locations of several communities in the Syunik Province of Armenia were referred to as Azerbaijani names of places and in the Azerbaijani language. For instance, the river “Vorotan” was indicated by the Azerbaijani name “Bazarçay,” the Sisian park was falsely named after the former president of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev, another park was named after Ataturk, the location of the Syunik governorate was identified only in Azerbaijani language as “Zəngəzur Vilayəti Administrasısıyı”, etc. They had even attempted to change of the city of Sisian to Qarakilise. A similar attempt had taken place with falsely renaming locations in Meghri and Kapan by referring to them in Azerbaijani. Other falsified Azerbaijani names were also removed. It is evident, that this is a form of presenting the Azerbaijani authorities' absolutely fake thesis that Syunik is Azerbaijani. Moreover, an attempt was also made to legitimize the Azerbaijani attacks and criminal invasions on the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia. The rapid response, communications with Google, and the assertiveness of the Armenian National Committee of America, Western Region (ANCA-WR) should be specifically highlighted. The details are presented in the attached photos, whereas the previous versions with the Azerbaijani falsified names are compared with the ones where they are removed.