Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.25 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
The world should recognise the Khojaly genocide and in particular the Turkish parliament will take serious steps to ensure recognition of the Khojaly genocide at international level, Secretary General of the Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Haluk Ipek said.
"Turkey will do its best for recognition of the Khojaly genocide," Mr Ipek said.
He noted that due to Turkey's direct efforts, some measure of success in the issue of recognition of the Khojaly genocide has been achieved.
Armenian armed forces with the help of the 366th motor-rifle regiment occupied Azerbaijan's Khojaly city and committed genocide killing hundreds of innocent people because of their ethnic background on February 26, 1992.
As a result, 613 people were savagely killed, 487 were injured and 1275 people taken as hostage. The fate of many is still unknown. After the 366th motor-rifle regiment's withdrawal from Khankendi, a major part of the military equipment owned by this unit was transferred to the Armenian separatists.
Mr Ipek also stressed recognition of the "Armenian genocide" by the French Senate is an anti-Turkey and anti-Azerbaijan act.
France has no right to adopt such a law since according to historical facts in such small nations of the Caucasus as Armenians came to current situation due to guardianship and protection of the Ottoman Empire, the politician said.
Mr Ipek said decision of the Senate doesn't mean anything because there are wise politicians in France who take measures to abrogate the law.
"Turkey will not stop on the sanctions adopted previously against France. We are considering other options as well, including juridical confrontation," he said.
After eight hours of discussion, the Senate (upper chamber of the French parliament) voted for adoption of the law criminalising denial of the so called "Armenian genocide". Some 127 senators voted for, while 86 against.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey was preparing new sanctions against France.
The Lower House of the French Parliament adopted a bill criminalising the denial of the so-called "Armenian genocide" on Dec.22, 2011
The bill demands about a year's imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros for denial of the so-called "Armenian genocide".
MPs from the French President's Union for Popular Movement (UMP) party which has the parliamentary majority, proposed the bill which aims at criminalising denial of the so-called "Armenian genocide" to the legislative committee of the National Assembly in early December.
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that the predecessor of the Turkey - Ottoman Empire had committed the 1915 genocide against the Armenians living in Anadolu, and achieved recognition of the "Armenian Genocide" by the parliaments of several countries.