Mubariz Gurbanli: thousands of Turkic and Islamic culture monuments destroyed in Armenia
Chairman of State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli, speaking during the II International Symposium on Islamic Civilization in the Caucasus, said that Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan, as well as its biased attitude towards Islam, led to the gradual destruction of Islamic cultural monuments on its territory.
According to estimations, thousands of cultural monuments belonging to Islam and Azerbaijani Turks were destroyed in Armenia, he noted.
Gurbanli added that only 17 mosques functioned in Azerbaijan when the country regained its independence, while today there are more than 2,500 mosques in Azerbaijan, Trend reported.
The 2nd International Symposium on Islamic Civilization in the Caucasus is being held on July 11-12 in Baku.