A commemorative event dedicated to the 26th anniversary of Khojaly genocide was held in Ankara, the capital of Turkey on February 20.
Azerbaijani Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Turkey Khazar Ibrahim and Turkish deputies attended the event, Defence.az reported citing Trend.
“We will never forget the Khojaly genocide. We should always be powerful. Like Turkey which always supports Azerbaijan, the fraternal country will always support Turkey as well,” said the ambassador addressing the event.
The Khojaly genocide was committed on February 26, 1992.
As many as 613 people, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people were killed as a result of the genocide. A total of 1,000 civilians became disabled in the onslaught. Eight families were completely annihilated, 130 children lost one parent, while 25 lost both parents. Some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people (68 women, 26 children) still remains unknown.
The damage inflicted to Azerbaijan as a result of the Khojaly genocide is estimated at 140 million manats.