Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 25 /. Trend A.Taghiyeva /
Turkish Parliament must recognize Khojaly tragedy as genocide committed by Armenians against Azerbaijanis, Turkish MP representing the opposition Nationalist Movement Party Resat Dogru said, Bugun online newspaper reported.
"Previously, 11,000 Azerbaijanis lived in Khojaly. There is not a single Azerbaijani there now. Where are they all?" Dogru said.
He also noted that the Khojaly genocide is one of the most violent events in modern history.
On Feb. 25-26 February, 1992, Armenian occupation forces together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops stationed in Khankendi (previously Stepanakert) committed an act of genocide towards the population of the Azerbaijani Khojaly town.
Some 613 people were killed including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old men. A total of 1000 civilians were disabled during the genocide. Eight families were killed, 130 children lost one parent and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.
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