Turkic Council Sec-Gen issues statement on Khojaly genocide anniversary

Secretary General of the Turkic Council Baghdad Amreyev has issued a statement on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide.

“February 26 marks the 29th anniversary of the genocide in Khojaly, the town in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan, committed by Armenian forces against Azerbaijani civilians during the first Karabakh War,” Amreyev said.

He stressed that Armenian armed forces attacked Khojaly and in one-night massacred innocent people, including women, children, and babies, wounded and taken hostage thousands of people. Khojaly town was completely annihilated. 

“However, as the whole world has witnessed, justice eventually was served and the legitimate struggle of brotherly Azerbaijan for its lands under occupation in Nagorno-Karabakh, has been settled with victory. This glorious success also constituted a source of pride and contentment for the entire Turkic World,” the secretary general said.

“Certainly, the painful memory of Khojaly still remains at the hearts of our Azerbaijani brothers and sisters. Therefore, as the Turkic Council, we commemorate with respect the victims of Khojaly genocide and continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people and Government of Azerbaijan,” Amreyev added.