By Vafa Ismayilova
A rally to mark the 103-rd anniversary of Baku's liberation by
the Caucasus Islamic Army has kicked off in the capital.
As part of the rally, participants will pass from the Martyrs'
Alley and the Monument to Turkish Soldiers towards the Ichari
Shahar metro station, past the Economic University building, the
Gosha Gala Gate and Azneft Square. The procession will end in front
of the Bahram Gur monument.
Among the participants of the rally, accompanied by a military
orchestra, there is 150 personnel of the Heydar Aliyev Higher
Military School, well-known public figures, and media
The Caucasus Islamic Army led by Turkish Commander Nuru Pasha
together with the newly-formed Azerbaijani National Army and
volunteers liberated Baku from the Armenian and Bolshevik
occupation on September 15, 1918. Following the liberation, Baku
was declared the capital of the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic,
which became the first democratic republic in the Muslim East.
In all, 1,132 fighters of the Caucasus Islamic Army were
martyred during the liberation of Baku.
The liberation of Baku is an event of exceptional importance for
the Azerbaijani-Turkish friendship and brotherhood.
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