Grand National Assembly: Justice for Khojaly – Türkiye’s motto as well

    REGION  26 February 2024 - 20:41

    Secretary General of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye Talip Uzun has said that “Justice for Khojaly” is Türkiye’s motto too.

    “I am from Türkiye’s Sarikamis region, and once my close relatives were also subjected to genocide by the Armenians,” Uzun told Report.

    “During the Ottoman Empire, Armenian militants killed almost all my ancestors in Kars, Erzurum, Igdir, Bitlis, Sarikamis and in other cities. My father’s grandfather was in other village at that time and survived. Therefore, I felt emotional moments during the event in which we honoured the memory of the victims of the Khojaly genocide,” he said.

    Uzun emphasised that the event held in the Turkish parliament on February 26 was organised upon the direct instructions of Chairman of the Grand National Assembly Numan Kurtulmus.

    Today, February 26, is the 32nd anniversary of the Khojaly genocide and the occupation of the town of Khojaly by Armenian armed formations with the participation of the 366th Motorized Rifle Regiment of the former USSR.

    The Khojaly genocide is the gravest crime of genocide committed against peaceful Azerbaijani people in the course of Armenia’s aggressive war against Azerbaijan. On the night of February 25-26, 1992, in violation of all international legal norms, Armenian armed forces attacked the civilian population of the sieged town of Khojaly with heavy military equipment, killing them with unprecedented brutality and razing the town to the ground.

    As a result of crime against not only the people of Azerbaijan but against humanity, 613 civilian Azerbaijanis, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 elders were brutally murdered on grounds of national identity. The Khojaly genocide is one of a series of acts of mass slaughter aiming to crush those who rose up for the defence of their lands from Armenian armed forces’ aggression, to break their will to fight and annihilate the Azerbaijani population of then-time Nagorno-Karabakh.

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