Question: You have four children. Are your children scared of shooting?
Answer: Of course they are scared!
Question: Very often, there were shootings from the village, where you lived, at Armenian villages. Noragyugh, Mehtishen came under fire. Stepanakert came under gun fire and Alazan rocket fire. Is it right?
Question: Is that right?
Answer: Yes, there were shootings.
Question: Didn’t you ask why they shot at the town? You shot at the town and then your town came under fire. Is that right?
Answer: It is impossible to say that. We told them once. We said that we live there, the Finnish houses are the farthest ones. Please don’t shoot from here. If you shoot, they will shoot at us from there, our children are scared. Shoot on another side. But they don’t listen to us. On the contrary, they shouted, “What are you doing?”
Answer: We have been constantly waiting over the last six months, we think we can no longer live here.
Answer: We are neutral people, why should we walk here? This is not my land, why should I be in a conflict here? I had better leave. I wanted to leave, but they did not allow.
Question: Didn’t they permit you to leave?
Answer: Where? They will kill us if we leave.
Question: Didn’t they allow to go by helicopter, either?
Answer: Believe it or not, I went to a helicopter ten days in a row, I wanted to leave, but they did not let me even come up to it.
Question: Who did not allow you to come near it?
Answer: They threw away our things…There are these…military men (incomprehensibly – milli ordu)
Question: The national army?
Answer: Yes, they come up with submachine guns. They allegedly introduce order. Move away, they say, and come up one by one, according to the list. As the helicopter lands, a mess starts, everyone pulls along his people, this…(incomprehensibly). That is why all our people stayed. All Meskhetians with children stayed, no one managed to leave. If I am not mistaken, 80 percent of the children left. If I am not mistaken. They all left.
Question: Did they all leave?
Answer: But we, if I am not mistaken, 24 families, stayed, and almost all families have children.
Question: You work at the regional department of national education. Why did they evacuate all children from there, almost all children, while your Turkish children remained there. Why?
Answer: Because they did not allow.
Question: Why did they allow the Azerbaijani children?
Question: Did they escape and abandon you?