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Armenia. Ararat Province. Graveyard in Karki. Karki (also Kiarki, Kyarki) or Tigranashen is a village that is de jure an exclave of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan. Karki is de jure within the administrative territory of the Sadarak Rayon of Nakhchivan. It was occupied on January 19, 1990, by Armenian forces. Since May 1992, following the Nagorno-Karabakh War, Karki has been controlled by Armenia, which administers the 19 km2 territory as part of its Ararat Province.The main highway connecting northern Armenia with southern Armenia passes right by the village, which is today mostly inhabited by Armenians, both locals and refugees from Azerbaijan.The village has been renamed Tigranashen by the Armenian government after the ancient king Tigranes the Great, under whose reign the Kingdom of Armenia attained its greatest power. 3.10.2019 © 2019 Didier Ruef