Talış, Tartar

Talış (Armenian: Թալիշ, romanizedT'alish) is a village in the Tartar District of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Talış is located in Azerbaijan
Coordinates: 40°22′53″N 46°44′27″E / 40.38139°N 46.74083°E / 40.38139; 46.74083Coordinates: 40°22′53″N 46°44′27″E / 40.38139°N 46.74083°E / 40.38139; 46.74083
Country Azerbaijan
Time zoneUTC+4 (UTC)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (UTC)

It was occupied by the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh from 11 April 1994 until 3 October 2020, when it was recaptured by Azerbaijan during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.[1][2][3]


Talish was part of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast, which existed from 7 July 7 1923 until 26 November 1991.

Armenian forces took control of Talış on 11 April 1994.[4]

The village was severely damaged during the 2016 Armenian–Azerbaijani clashes. Azerbaijan's armed forces temporarily took control of the village on 2 April 2016 after most of its population had been evacuated.[5]

Following the 2016 clashes, Azerbaijan claimed to have regained control over all the heights around Talış.[6][7] However, Armenia claimed that Azerbaijan had regained control over some military posts, but not succeeded in occupying all the heights around Talış [8][9][10][11][12] Its population, which numbered 567 persons in 2005 according to Armenian sources[13] fled, and it is currently a ghost village.[14]

The village was recaptured by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces on 3 October 2020.[15][16]


  1. ^ Autonomous Oblast%5d%5dclashes/1994695 "Azerbaijan liberates 7 more villages amid clashes" Check |url= value (help). Anadolu Agency.
  2. ^ "Hadrut and Talish under full control of Armenian forces". Public Radio of Armenia. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  3. ^ "Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry releases footages of liberated from occupation Talish village". Azertag.
  4. ^ Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States: Documents, Data, and Analysis, By Zbigniew Brzezinski, Paige Sullivan, Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.), 1997, p. 612
  5. ^ "Azerbaijani Soldiers Execute Elderly Armenian Couple in Artsakh; Then Cut Off Their Ears". HETQ.am. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  6. ^ http://en.apa.az/xeber_azerbaijani_defense_ministry__heights_su_241494.html
  7. ^ http://news.az/articles/karabakh/106443
  8. ^ https://www.bellingcat.com/news/rest-of-world/2016/04/12/detailing-azerbaijans-incremental-increase-in-nagorno-karabaghs-frontline/
  9. ^ Emil Sanamyan [@emil_sanamyan] (8 May 2016). "View of the hill captured by Az. east of Talish from Armen. positions to the north/northwest as of May 3 #Karabakh" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ https://armenpress.am/eng/news/842036/artsrun-hovhannisyan-armenian-troops-liberate-new-positions-and-frontiers-in-karabakh.html
  11. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hgpn-FcHXM
  12. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxjjr0jwCOQ
  13. ^ Population of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (2005)
  14. ^ Религиозная свобода по-американски: Россия и Китай бросают вызов США. Regnum. 22 May 2016.
  15. ^ "İlham Əliyev on Twitter". October 3, 2020. Retrieved October 3, 2020.
  16. ^ "Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry releases footages of liberated from occupation Talish village". Azertag.