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Turkey shares pain of Khojaly massacre

Turkey commemorated the 21st anniversary of the Khojaly Massacre, in which hundreds of ethnic Azerbaijani civilians were killed, as party leaders and senior officials paid tribute to the victims.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan honored the victims of the massacre, recalling the 613 Azeri civilians killed 21 years ago. “I am commemorating the loss of our Azeri brothers with blessings. Unfortunately, Nagorno-Karabakh is neither liberated, nor has anyone been called to account,” Erdoğan said earlier today in his weekly parliamentary address.

“I am conveying Turkey’s sincere messages of solidarity to Azerbaijan. We will not forget the Khojaly drama, and won’t allow it to be forgotten.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Massacre in Khojaly remembered in protests

The Khojaly massacre was marked across the world on Feb. 25 as Azerbaijan continues its efforts for the massacre to achieve international recognition.

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu urged member countries Feb. 24 to join efforts for the recognition of the Khojaly genocide on a global scale, Anatolia news agency reported. Azerbaijani civilians living in the town of Khojaly in Nagorno-Karabakh were attacked on Feb. 26, 1992 by Armenian forces during the war between Baku and Yerevan. According to Azerbaijani officials, at least 600 people, mostly women and children, were killed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Turkey eyes Karabakh step from Armenia to open ways

Turkey offers for Armenia to take part in its regional transportation project linking Europe to Asia, if there are concrete developments in solving the thorny issue of Nagorno-Karabakh with Baku.

Turkey has proposed that Armenia take part in its comprehensive regional transportation project linking Europe to Asia, if there are concrete developments in solving Nagorno-Karabakh dispute with Azerbaijan, reflecting a political will to build a win-win situation for all countries in the southern Caucasus in a post-conflict era. Read the rest of this entry »

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Khojaly Massacre petition reaches 100,000 signatures on White House site

A petition seeking a U.S. Presidential proclamation to commemorate the 1992 Khojaly massacre has reached 100,000 signatures on the White House website.

The president makes official pronouncements on incidents if enough signatures are collected in petitions, according to convention.

The U.S. Azeris Network drafted the petition on Jan. 26 on behalf of the Azerbaijani-American community.
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