Colonel is dismissed from Azerbaijani army because of his mother’s Armenian origin -
Panorama - By the decree of the Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Zakir Hasanov Colonel Seyran Gafarov has been dismissed from the Armed Forces of the country. He worked at the Military Academy of the border troops. Now he is forbidden to serve in the Azerbaijani army because of his mother’s Armenian origin, the website “Axar.az” reports.
Colonel Gafarov has officially admitted the fact that his mother was Armenian. Azerbaijani press has long discussed the issue of how it is possible to allow the "enemies" who can easily "spy" serve in the armed forces.
Before that fact the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denied that there is an Azerbaijani army colonel called Gafarov, as well as the fact of the service of Major General Bagir Fatullaev who, being a citizen of Russian Federation, had moved to St. Petersburg together with his family and was dismissed because of that.