Monument to Khojaly victims to be erected in Turkish Adana city
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 12 / Trend, A.Taghiyeva /
Representative of Turkish Nationalist Movement Party in the Adana city Mustafa Halacoglu proposed to erect a monument in the city to the victims of the Khojaly genocide committed by Armenia against the Azerbaijani population of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Zaman newspaper reported.
"Monuments to Khojaly victims should be erected in all major cities of Turkey to prevent future generations to forget the crimes committed by Armenia against Azerbaijanis," Halacoglu said.
Adana administration will soon consider erecting a monument in one of the squares of the city.
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.