Eggs and shoes thrown to French consulate’s building during rally held in Taksim square
Baku. Parvin Abbasov – APA. A group of participants of rally held on 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide in Istanbul’s Taksim square laid a black wreath in front of the French consulate. APA reports quoting “Cihan” that some participants threw eggs and shoes to the consulate’s building.
18:33 26 February
613 black balloons showing number of martyrs in Khojaly genocide launched into air in rally held in “Taksim” Square of Istanbul
APA’s Turkey correspondent reports that 613 black balloons with writings such as "Justice for Khojaly", "We are all from Khojaly," "World, hear about the Khojaly!” and showing the number of martyrs in Khojaly were launched into the air.
18:32 26 February
Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Shahin makes speech in rally on 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide in Taksim square
APA reports that Shahin’s participation in the rally was applauded by he participants. Minister is making a speech in the rally now. He said that today the Turkish people assessed its other memorial day: “Azerbaijan-Turkey is the living example of one nation and two countries in the world. The Turkic nation has lived in the world with dignity for the centuries. It realized its life and left the great countries behind with dignity. Turkic nation was always in front of the tyranny, oppressor, and was always near the oppressed”
17:29 26 February
Chairman of CHP Kemal Kilichdaroglu: “We will never forget Khojaly genocide and will always support Azerbaijan”
APA reports that after his speech he said: “We will never forget Khojaly genocide and will always support Azerbaijan”
17:19 26 February
Turkish and Azerbaijani anthems played in rally held in Takism on 20th anniversary of genocide committed by Armenians in Khojaly, genocide victims were commemorated with one minute’s silence - PHOTO
APA’s Istanbul correspondent reports that the rally started with one minute’s silence in commemoration of genocide victims. Then the state anthem of Turkey was played, then singer Azerin song Azerbaijan’s state anthem and “The Stormy Black Sea”.
17:15 26 February
Crowded action on 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide starts in Istanbul - PHOTOSESSION
APA’s correspondents report from Istanbul that the march which started from the “Galatasaray” lyceum will finish with the meeting “Hamimiz Xocaliliyiq” (We are all from Khojaly) in the “Taksim” Square.
16:07 26 February
Turkish press writes about 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide
APA reports that many news and articles on Khojaly genocide were published in Turkish prestigious newspapers, TV channels, news agencies and websites.
14:33 26 February
Khojaly genocide anniversary march finishes in Baku, visit to Khojaly monument continues - VIDEO
APA reports that the march which started from the Baku Port finished in Khojaly monument. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, first lady Mehriban Aliyeva, government and state officials, representatives of diplomatic corps and citizens participated in the march.
13:17 26 February
ISESCO at commemorative meeting of tragic anniversary of Khojaly genocide
Morocco-Azerbaijan Friendship Society and the embassies of Azerbaijan and Turkey in Rabat came together in commemorating this horrible human tragedy, during which the Armenian forces massacred the town’s Azeri population on 25-26 February 1992. The commemorative meeting of the 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide was opened at permanent headquarters in Rabat with a keynote address by Director General, Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, in which he explained the serious implications for the entire human race of the enormities of the Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh and their continued violation of the UN Security Council’s resolutions calling for the withdrawal of Armenian occupying forces from Azeri territories
11:08 26 February
Azerbaijani citizens visit Khojaly monument
According to APA, tens of thousands of people chanting “Karabakh is our land”, “Persian, Russian and Armenian are the enemies of Turk”, “Khojaly” gathered in front of the monument. The action will be continued until the evening. A march on 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide was held from the Baku Port toward the Khojaly monument today. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, government and state officials, hundreds of thousands of Baku residents, witnesses of Khojaly genocide participated in the event. Azerbaijani President and his spouse laid a wreath at the Khojaly monument
11:04 26 February
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits Khojaly monument - PHOTOSESSION - VIDEO
According to APA, a march from Baku Port to Khojaly monument organized on 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide was finished. Azerbaijani President and his spouse laid a wreath at the monument. Azerbaijani government and state officials attended the event.
10:49 26 February
Khojaly genocide monument to be founded in Ankara - PHOTOSESSION
Baku – APA. Azerbaijani Embassy in Turkey and Kizilcahamam municipality of Ankara organized founding ceremony of the monument in memory of the victims of Khojaly genocide on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the bloody events. The embassy officials told APA that Azerbaijani Ambassador Faig Bagirov, member of Azerbaijani parliament Ganira Pashayeva, head of Turkey-Azerbaijan parliamentary friendship group Necdet Unuvar, Turkish parliamentarians, head of Kizilcahamam municipality Coskun Unal, representatives of public community, diaspora and mass media attended the event.
10:43 26 February
Khojaly genocide anniversary march starts in Baku
Baku – APA. A march on 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide started in Baku. According to APA, participants of the action are moving from the Baku Port toward the Khojaly monument. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, government and state officials, hundreds of thousands of Baku residents, witnesses of Khojaly genocide are participating in the event. The march will end with the meeting in front of the Khojaly monument.
10:20 26 February
General Director of “APA-Group” Vusala Mahirgizi delivers speech at the conference Women’s Association of Western Asia held in Ankara- PHOTOSESSION
The conference brought together women representatives of political parties and nongovernmental organizations to Syria, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, women-deputies of the Turkish Parliament, prominent journalists, members of accredited in Ankara, various diplomatic missions.
00:44 26 February
20 years pass since Armenians committed genocide in Khojaly town of Azerbaijan
Baku -APA. 20 years have passed since Armenians committed genocide in Khojaly town of Azerbaijan. According to APA, Armenian armed forces, with the help of the 366th Motorized Rifle Regiment of Russia occupied the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly and slaughtered civilians on the night of February 25-26, 1992.
00:00 26 February
20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide marked in California
Baku. Konul Jafarli – APA. The victims of Khojaly genocide were commemorated in California.
20:00 25 February