Ruling party: Indifference of international community to Khojaly genocide fades
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 27 / Trend M.Aliyev /
The indifference of the international community to the Khojaly genocide fades, Deputy Chairman and Executive Secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) Ali Ahmedov told reporters on Monday.
"Holding activities in connection with the 20th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide is one of the important steps taken for recognition by the international community of the Khojaly genocide," he said.
He noted for years there was the indifference of the international community to this genocide, but as a result of joint efforts by the Government of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijanis around the world and Turkey indifferent attitude of the international community to this event is being gradually destroyed.
"Rallies in Baku and at Taksim Square in Turkey, as well as events organized in various cities around the world show that the Khojaly genocide is at the center of world attention," Mr Ahmedov said.
He expressed the hope that the number of countries to recognize the Khojaly genocide will grow.
"Events on the anniversary of the Khojaly genocide once again demonstrated the Azerbaijani-Turkish brotherhood," Mr Ahmedov 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.