Deputy speaker: Turkish parliament to make decision on Khojaly genocide issue
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 28 / Trend E. Mehdiyev /
The Turkish parliament will, at the right time, make a decision related to the recognition of Khojaly genocide, Deputy Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Mehmet Saglam told journalists in Baku.
He said that there is no difference of opinion on this issue between the opposition and the authorities in the Parliament.
Saglam said the Turkish Parliament always makes decisions, taking into account Azerbaijan's interests.
"Of course, foreign policy is conducted by the Foreign Ministry and the government," he said. "Up till now, they have always maintained Azerbaijan's interests in the Parliament and we support them."
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.