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Armenian President's Fake Twitter Account Parodies Azerbaijani President's Real One

President Sargsyan. Wiki image.

President Sargsyan. Wiki image.

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has seen his country take so much trolling from his counterpart in Azerbaijan on Twitter, it was about time that he carved out a space for himself on social media and came to its defence. But since Sargsyan, unlike his fiercest political rival, is not the tweeting type, it fell on a parody account to counter-troll and big up Armenia on the networks.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev's official Twitter account is one of the most entertaining social media accounts in the former Soviet region. Despite a lack of pictures, its vulgar boasts and misunderstanding of the tweet concept (few of Aliev's communications fit into the 140 character limit) make it a worthy competitor to Chechnyan President Ramzan Kadyrov's much-lauded Instagram.

It would be an understatement to say that Armenia and Azerbaijan do not like each other much. The two countries were already embroiled in a bitter war over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh before they even achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

The war — which saw Baku and Yerevan trade accusations of ethnic cleansing as thousands died and over a million were displaced — lasted into the mid-1990s and has threatened to re-erupt ever since. Patron Russia, rather than play peacemaker in the traditional sense, has played both sides of the conflict, selling arms to Azerbaijan while maintaining a military base in Armenia.

One indicator of bilateral tensions is Aliev's Twitter, which boils over with anti-Armenia rage fairly regularly.

Now the anonymous controllers of a faux Sargsyan account are firing back:

Most provocatively, the account tweeted a picture of ‘Beautiful Armenia’, which included the southeastern territory of Nagorno-Karabakh Azerbaijan considers its own.

Created on October 26, the account only has 22 followers as of this writing — some way short of Aliev's 168,000.

But amid rising military confrontations on the Azeri-Armenian border, the online rhetoric of both @Armenia_Pres and @presidentaz will be well worth watching.

5 comments

  • joe

    KARABAGH REALLY ARTSAK, IS ANCIENT ARMENIAN LANDS GIVEN BY THAT MASS MURDERER JOSEPH STALIN TO A NEWLY CREATED GAS STATION MUSLIM COUNTRY CALLED AZERBAIJAN. “AZERBAIJAN” THAT CLAIMS THESE LANDS, DIDN’T EXIST BEFORE 1918. THIS LASTED THROUGH THE ILL COMMUNIST USSR REGIME. ONCE OVER THE ARMENIANS DEMANDED THEIR RIGHTFUL FREEDOM AND INSTEAD GOT BOMBED BY THE AZERI MILITARY WHO EVENTUALLY RAN LIKE GIRLS AND ASKED FOR A CEASE FIRE.. NOW THAT GAS STATION COUNTRY WANTS TO ‘RETAKE OTHERS LANDS”? WARS AND AZERBAIJAN EQUAL REGIME CHANGE. THE AZERI LEADER IS A CORRUPT DESPOT WHO WILL BE GONE IN CASE OF ANOTHER WAR.

  • Elshen Aliyev

    дух не хватит Саргсяну для этого. Если хватил бы то признал так назваемый “НКР” независимой республикой. этот профил фейк.

  • Elmar Aliyev

    Nagorno-Karabakh – is the western region of Azerbaijan. It was occupied by Armenian armed
    forces.At the moment, as well as the surrounding areas (a total of 11 thousand square
    kilometers) under the Armenian occupation. Nagorno-Karabakh is known as the ” Musical Academy ” in Azerbaijan. Given the roots of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is reached until the 18th century. Because as a result of purposeful activity of Armenians from Anatolia were
    resettled in Karabakh. Gradually, the Armenians began to make territorial claims on its neighbors – Azerbaijan. According to the census of the first half of the XIX century, about one third of the
    population of the entire Karabakh (with the plains part of the river Kura) were Armenians, and about two-thirds of the Azerbaijanis. George Burnutyan indicates that census shows: Armenian population was mainly concentrated in 8 of the 21 regions of Karabakh. Armenians have been
    resettled from Turkey and Iran to Karabakh in imperial Russia. Armenians in these lands immigrants.

    • joe

      Pure nonsense. Artsak was and is ancient Armenian lands. The majority of those living there are Armenians. Armenians actually predate any Muslim Turkish invaders from the Asian foothills. Armenians are one of the oldest races on this planet..There are youtube videos of Azeri regime army destroying 1000 year old Armenian grave stones to “prove that these were “Azeri lands”. Again your census is nonsense. Those lands were given by Joseph Stalin in the early 1920’s to a newly created Muslim country of Azerbaijanis under his divide and conquer policy. NO MAP before 1918 shows any “Azerbaijan”..

      After the legal referendum to separate by the majority Armenian population who were under Azeri despotic rule, the Muslim Azeri’s decided to rape, murder, burn, shoot innocent Armenians in Sumgate and Baku. Then started a war and LOST and asked for cease fire. Now threatens to retake it by force? THose land will never be under Turkish Muslim Azeri rule again. Never.

  • jjk8787

    Aliyev is a strange fellow. And corrupt, of course.

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