Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 26
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will never forget the tragic events in Khojaly, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Emrullah İsler wrote in his Twitter account on Feb. 26.
"Turkey has always supported and will continue to support Azerbaijan," he wrote.
On February 25-26, 1992 Armenian occupation forces together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops stationed in Khankendi committed an act of genocide against the population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly.
Some 613 people were killed, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people. A total of 1,000 civilians were disabled during the attack.
Eight families were totally exterminated, 130 children lost one parent and 25 children lost both.
Some 1275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people remains unknown.
Translated by NH
Edited by SM