Turkish MP: Turkey and Azerbaijan are united in both sorrow and joy
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 2 / Trend M.Aliyev /
After a rally held at Taksim Square in Istanbul, the attitude of the Turkish public to the Khojaly genocide changed, member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Sinan Ogan told reporters on Friday.
He said some circles in Turkey were very concerned about seeing such unity between the two countries.
"For 20 years, a lot of work on this issue has been done, but this year in Turkey each demanded "Justice for Khojaly". Rallies and marches were held not only at Taksim Square, but in many Turkish cities. The Turkish nation has demonstrated that it is always close to Azerbaijan. We have shown our solidarity both in sorrow and joy," Ogan stressed.
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 1000 civilians were injured during the genocide. Eight families were massacred, 130 children lost one parent, and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.