Ahmet Davutoglu: Khojaly tragedy to be remembered for all time
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 26
By R. Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the Khojaly tragedy will be remembered for all time, the Turkish FM stated in his official Twitter page.
The Turkish FM also noted it is not only the tragedy of Azerbaijan, but also the tragedy of the Anatolian Turks.
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.
Translateb by S.I.
Edited by C.N.