Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   27 May 2022

Aziz Tamoyan blames unknown forces for crippling history and culture of Yazidis

Aziz Tamoyan blames unknown forces for crippling history and culture of Yazidis

YEREVAN, AUGUST 1, ARMENPRESS: The distribution of Kurdish textbooks in Yazidi schools of Armenia is a trend of beginning new action against Yazidis which is headed by unknown forces. Such opinion expressed president of the Union of Armenian Yazidis Aziz Tamoyan during press conference on August 1. “It is a very serious problem and we receive many complaints regarding it. We created special committees, applied to the President of the Republic of Armenia and some foreign countries in order Kurdish language is no longer taught in Aragatsotn region. It is also interesting that Kurds are getting more and more very quickly,” said Tamoyan, reports “Armenpress”.

He applied to municipality of the region and got an answer that in the villages where Yazidis live; people consider themselves Yazidi-Kurds. But it makes Tamoyan angry as he is sure that there has never been such nationality. “If they are Kurds why do their surnames end with “yan?” Any Kurd does not want to have Armenian surname. Our language is Yazidi and not Kurdish,” mentioned Tamoyan and added that the number of Armenians, Russians, Yazidis is getting less but Kurds get more year by year. He is sure that it is an intended attempt of crippling the culture and history of Yazidis.

President of the Union of Armenian Yazidis mentioned during the press conference that there is information htta Yazidis want to learn Kurdish but it is an absurd. Majority of them do not want their children to be taught in Kurdish. Instead they are not against Armenian.

In the whole world there are 1.5 million Yazidis. Only in Armenia lived 50000 – 60000 Yazidis but today there are only 35 000. In Yerevan live 7000 Yazidis. 


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