Turkish politician: Khojaly massacre – crime against humanity and Turkic people
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 26 / Trend /
The Khojaly massacre is a crime against humanity, against all the Turkic people. Those who committed it will always be called murderers and criminals, chairman of Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahceli said in an interview with the Turkish media on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide.
Mr Bahceli noted that the Armenian atrocities committed in Khojaly region of Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, were written down in history as the greatest tragedy and disaster of the XX century.
"Lack of basic human morality of the Armenian assassins who dared to encroach upon the honor and dignity, the right to life of our countrymen will always be accompanied by curses and hatred," he said in an interview.
"Incrimination of fictitious "Armenian genocide" in addition to ignoring what happened in Khojaly and, in general, in Nagorno-Karabakh, is limit of shamelessness," Mr Bahceli said.
The Armenian military forces committed genocide in Khojaly on Feb. 26, 1992. Some 613 people were killed, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old 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 peaceful residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.