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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 »
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 »
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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February 24, 2012, 12:00pm-2:30pm
Dag Hammarskjold Park, 833 1st Avenue, New York
Organized by Azerbaijan Association of New York
February 27, 2012, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Armenian Mission to United Nations, 119 E. 36 Street, New York City
Organized by Young Turks.
The victims of Khojaly massacre have been commemorated in Switzerland. The events was organized by the Switzerland-based Azerbaijani Culture Center as part of the Justice for Khojaly campaign, initiated by Leyla Aliyeva, General Coordinator for Intercultural Dialogue of the Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC).
The event was held with the support of Azerbaijan’s Diplomatic Mission to Switzerland to inform the world community about the true facts of Khojaly genocide. Read the rest of this entry »
The House of Representatives of the State of Texas has passed a resolution commemorating the Khojaly massacre.
As a result of the annual action campaigns by the US Azeris Network (USAN), the Texas House of Representatives passed the resolution recognizing and commemorating victims of the Khojaly massacre
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Have you ever, dear readers, heard of the Khojaly massacre of February 25-26, 1992? Or do you have any idea where on earth Khojaly might be?
Khojaly was a small village with a population of approximately 2,000 people in Nagorno-Karabakh, the disputed enclave between Azerbaijan and Armenia. After the immigration wave at the start of 1990, nevertheless, its population increased to almost 6,000. First came the Meskhetian Turks who were deported during the World War II to Central Asia by the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, and then Azeri families which were sent packing from Hankendi (Stepanakert) by the Armenians. Read the rest of this entry »
Armenian military forces committed genocide acts in the town of Khojaly, Azerbaijan, with the population of 7,000 people on Feb. 26 1992. There were 3,000 people in the town at the time of Armenian military forces’ attack. Most part of the population had to leave town during four months blockade. 613 people were killed, 1,000 peaceful people of different age became invalid during Khojaly genocide. 106 women, 63 children, 70 old men were killed. 8 families were completely annihilated, 130 children lost one parents, while 25 both of them. 1,275 peace residents were taken hostages, while the fate of 150 of them is still unknown.
These were committed by Armenian military with special mercilessness and inconceivable barbarism. 2nd battalion of 366th regiment under the command of Major Oganyan Seyran Mushegovich, third battalion under the command of Yevgeniy Nabokhin, staff chief of 1st battalion Chitchyan Valeriy and more than 50 officers and ensigns, serving in regiment took part in the attack. (“From the investigation materials concerning Khojaly occupation”). Read the rest of this entry »
A group of Iranian parliamentarians would visit Azerbaijani embassy on February 25 to express condolences to Azerbaijan and to condemn Armenians.
“The people faced with massacre in Khojaly were our Muslim brothers and sisters”, member of the Iranian parliament from Ardabil and head of the Azerbaijani-Iranian inter-parliamentary friendship group Seyid Kazim Musavi said.
The parliamentarian said they condemned Armenia for Khojaly massacre and called it an aggressor. He said those, who killed children, old people, were enemy and murderer of the humanity. Read the rest of this entry »
Date: March 2, 2009 7:00 PM
Subject: Khojaly Massacre: Crime and No Punishment
Place: National Library and Archives Canada Auditorium 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Information: The Azerbaijani Community of Ottawa & Embassy of Republic of Azerbaijan
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