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Southern Azerbaijan / Cenubi Azerbaycan


Divided between Russia and Persian in 1828,
The Turkic speaking people of Azerbaijan live today in an independent Republic of Azerbaijan (North)
and three provinces of the Islamic Republic of Iran (South).

The southern part attempted independence after WWII with the Soviet support, but was soon
abandoned to the mercy of the Pahlevi dynasty.

After returning to Iranian sovereignty, Azeris had the use of their language banned, until the advent
of the Islamic revolution of 1979. However after 1983, with the consolidation of the Ayatollah's
regime the calls for autonomy were suppressed. Independent North Azerbaijan, preoccupied with the conflicts with Armenia,
offered very little support tot their southern brothers, avoiding tensions with Iran.

In Iran, ethnic Azeris have a history of being wel integrated into the highest power structures ( Ayatollah Khomeini, for one, is Azeri) but nevertheless,
there are multiple movements seeking autonomy or unification with North Azerbaijan.

Note that flag is a version of another common used one [link]
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meysem Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Salam Xumarov
Who design this flag? i mean original Designer of flag
Xumarov Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
The flag is of an organisation called Gamoh, its part of a bigger 3part version, it is not supported that the region inside Iran has a flag.. basically they all fall under the Azerbaijan Republics flag. But even though it never has or probably will be official, it could represent a symbol of independence and Freedom (organization) inside Iran.

If there ever would be independence the current Azerbaijanian Republics flag will be used over the entire region/nation.
Does it somewhat answer your question?
meysem Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Xumarov bu GAMOH bayrağı deyil. bu Güney Azərbaycan Milli Hizbi və Azərbaycan Federalçılar tərəfindən qəbul edilmiş bayraqdır.
ancaq hamısının BASEi Quzey bayrağıdır.
Xumarov Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Upsssssssssaa men ele bilirdim, ele bil haminin yadinda bu bayraq haqqında muxtelif fikirleri var...informatsiya ucun tsk
meysem Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Facebookda varsan?
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