Essay from Yahya Azeroglu

Nergiz Muhammedi Iran, named in white text in the left top corner of the image. Central Asian woman, young middle aged, big black curly hair and a top with flowers.

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE!!! The 2023 Nobel Peace Prize will go to Human Rights Defender, Southern Azerbaijani Turk, Zanjan-born Nergiz Muhammedi, who fought on the front lines of the Human Rights Struggle in Iran and is now convicted in the cold dungeons of Tehran and sentenced to 31 years of excessive punishment. As a soldier of approximately forty million Turks living in Iran, Nergiz Muhammedi and Azerbaijani Turks are always at the forefront of the struggle for freedom and Human Rights against the dictator Persian regime. On this occasion, I wholeheartedly congratulate Nergiz Muhammedi, Southern Azerbaijan The struggles of Turks for Human Rights and National Rights in Iran!!! After briefly talking about the Nobel Peace Prize given to Ms. Nergiz, let’s now see

WHO IS NERGIS MUHAMMEDI? She was born on April 21, 1972 in Zanjan, Iran. He successfully graduated from Imam Khomeini International University and received his doctor of physics degree. Throughout his university life, he wrote articles supporting human rights in student newspapers. Nergiz Muhammedi, who was sentenced to 16 years in prison in Tehran in 2016 for founding and running a human rights organization that campaigned for the abolition of the death penalty, according to information we received from reliable sources, was first arrested in 1998 for her criticism of the Iranian government and after serving eleven years in prison. In April 2010, she was summoned to the Islamic Revolutionary Court for her membership in the DHRC. She was released on $50,000 bail, but was re-arrested a few days later.

Meanwhile, Nergiz Muhammedi’s health had deteriorated while in custody and she suffered from an epilepsy-like condition that caused her to periodically lose muscle control. She was infected with the disease, so she was released and allowed to go to the hospital. Nergiz Muhammedi was tried again a while later, in July 2011, and was found guilty of “acting against national security, being a member of the DHRC and making propaganda against the regime”. In September, she was sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was sentenced. On July 31, 2012, Muhammadi was released from prison.

On May 5, 2015, Nergiz Muhammadi was arrested again based on new and unfounded accusations. The 15th Branch of the Revolutionary Court sentenced him to ten years in prison on the charge of “establishing an illegal group” and five years in prison on the charge of “counternational assembly and collusion”. On October 8, 2020, Nergiz Muhammadi was released from prison, and after a while, she was arrested again for another crime. While she was serving an unfair sentence just because she was a Turk. Her husband and two children live outside of Iran. When we think in this context, Nergiz Muhammedi deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. I congratulate her wholeheartedly and wish her success on this sacred path she has embarked on. I also thank those who contributed to this issue and congratulate her wholeheartedly…

Yahya Azeroğlu (TÜSKÜM) is the chairman of the Turkish World Art and Culture Centre.

Yahya Azeroglu Turkiye, written in script in the lower right corner. Older man standing out over a view of the city, looking out over buildings from a balcony.

CURRICULUM VITAE Born on 24/10/1955 in the Yukarı Topraklı village of the Ara district (ALGIZIL) of Iğdır, the margrave of Anatolia, Yahya Azeroğlu is the second child of a crowded family of 11 people. As a result of completing a significant part of his education in his birthplace, he migrated to Turgutlu district of Manisa with his family and spent a short part of his life in this charming district, the pearl of the Aegean region. After a while, Yahya Azeroğlu went from Turgutlu to Istanbul and met the literary figures of Turkey at the Turkish Literature Foundation in Istanbul.

We can list these literary figures such as Osman Yüksel Serdengeçti, Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, Arif Nihat Asya, Ahmet Kabaklı, Niyazi Yıldırım Gençosmanoğlu, Mehmet Akif İnan, Erol Güngör, Cemil Meriç, Ayhan Songar. Yahya Azeroğlu went to the conferences of these literary names and took literary lessons from them. Yahya Azeroğlu, who has made great progress in the field of literature, went to Germany after his military service, which, in his own words, was a debt to the country that he loved unconditionally, and took foreign language lessons there for 2 years, along with various cultural and artistic activities.

While residing in various European countries, Yahya Azeroğlu continued to publish his articles and poems in Turkish newspapers and magazines published there. In this context, his successful cultural works in Europe must have attracted attention, as he was invited to events such as symposiums, conferences, panels and poetry recitals held in many European countries. His poems were ranked and awarded in many poetry competitions he participated in, his poems were published in numerous anthologies, he was the subject of the book “My thoughts know no boundaries” by the famous German writer Claus Peter, whom he met in Germany. Azeroğlu also participated in the folklore activities of Elazığ, Bitlis, Antep and Diyarbakır regions. Due to this and many similar achievements, he became the subject of news in the famous BILD newspaper published in Germany.

Returning to his homeland in 1983, Yahya Azeroğlu settled in Iğdır, his birthplace, and served as the regional representative of TKK while dealing with the land inherited from his father. In 1995, he founded “IĞDIR POETS AND WRITERS ASSOCIATION” with his friends. He served as the president of the association for 15 years and published a literary magazine called “Edebiyat Bülteni”, which continued for 29 issues, together with the writer Fahrettin Budak. Yahya Azeroğlu, the privilege owner of the magazine, was also the editor-in-chief and chief writer of the magazine. Assist., faculty member of Celal Bayar University, Department of Science and Literature. Assoc. Dr. Necati Bayat, one of İrfan Murat’s students, used Yahya Azeroğlu’s art, life and poems as his graduation thesis by analyzing them and compiling them into a book.

Azeroğlu wrote many scientific articles under the names of “Mount Ararat in Turkish culture, the legendary village in the Aras valley (ALGIZIL), the social and cultural life of the Revan Turks in Taşbur, Ahlat and Alparslan, and Istanbul University faculty member Prof. Dr. Oktay Belli’s discussion of the Aras basin. He was accepted to the scientific committee team he established for his scientific studies on Ahlat. He was entitled to receive the Ahlat citizenship certificate for the 100-stanza Ahlat epic he wrote about Ahlat in 2012. He received more than 100 awards, plaques, certificates of appreciation and participation certificates for these works, and he received many awards in Azerbaijan and Turkish. The awards he received as a result of his work on the world of the world added color to Yahya Azeroğlu’s cultural and literary life.

In this context, he published his books named Çırpınış, Muted Screams, Take A Sample from Atatürk, Under Albayrak and The Epic Village in Aras Valley (Algızıl). İLESAM Iğdır for a long time. He served as a representative and participated in programs on various television channels for the January 20 Baku massacre and Khojaly genocide. He served as vice president of the Association for Denying Unfounded Armenian Claims (Asimder) for 2 terms. Yahya Azeroğlu, especially the Turkish Writers Union, Azerbaijan Printers Union and Turkmeneli Writers Union. He has been a member of many literary organizations in the world, including the Tabriz Writers and Poets Union. From time to time, he accepted their invitation and expressed his views by exchanging ideas on literary subjects.

In 2019, a student named Ebru Koçak, a senior at Akdeniz University Department of Journalism, used her research and analysis on the life and art of Yahya Azeroğlu as her graduation thesis and ensured that it was entered into the university archives. In addition, Yahya Azeroğlu, who is also the state artist of the Ministry of Culture, is the father of four children, two boys and two girls. He settled in Antalya in 2015, a long time after his retirement. He was elected as the vice president of the Federation of Eurasian Art, Culture, Literature and Science Associations (Askef), based in Antalya, and continues his cultural and artistic activities in the Turkish world to reach Turan. News articles and other articles written about Yahya Azeroğlu 1-Turkish Literature Magazine (Ömer Lütfü Mete) year 1981/issue 85 topic criticism2-Anadolu Newspaper 1982 Germany topic news 3- Bild Newspaper Germany 1982 topic news4-Yeşilığdır Newspaper.