Rally on Khojaly genocide to be held in Istanbul
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.7 / Trend /
In connection with the 20th anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy a rally will be held at Taksim square in Istanbul, the International Diaspora Center (IDC) told Trend on Monday.
A rally organized jointly by the IDC and the organization combating unfounded Armenian Armenia claims (ASİMDER) will be held on February 26 at 13:00 in front of the Galatasaray Lyceum and will last two hours.
A delegation, consisting of the Azerbaijani and Turkish MPs, intellectuals, representatives of NGOs and well-known art workers will take part in the action entitled "Shame on humanity - Khojaly".
At the same time, the WDC and ASİMDER will organize on Feb 23 in the city of Ushak, on Feb 24 at the University of Mugla and on Feb 25 at the conference hall of Halkali municipality activities in connection with the 20th anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy.
Also, with the support of the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in St. Petersburg and the joint organization of regional representation of the IDC in St. Petersburg and the organization of Azerbaijani Diaspora activities dedicated to the anniversary of the Khojaly genocide will be held on February 25-26. Such activities in connection with the anniversary will also be held in the Czech Republic.
The genocide was carried out by Armenian military forces in Khojaly on Feb. 26, 1992. More than 600 people were killed, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 elderly men. A total of 1,000 civilians were disabled during the genocide. Eight families were annihilated, 130 children lost one parent, and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1,275 civilians were taken hostage, while the fate of a further 150 remains unknown.