Azerbaijani Ambassador to Singapore submits credentials to this country’s president
Baku. Victoria Dementieva – APA. On February 23, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Indonesia and Singapore Tamerlan Garayev submit credentials signed by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on his appointment to the post of ambassador to Singapore to President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam, Azerbaijani embassy in Indonesia told APA.
12:51 24 February
Official of Military Prosecutor’s Office: “Commander of the Soviet Army’s 336th regiment Yuri Zarvigarov, the current Defense Minister of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan and the others have planned the annihilation of Azerbaijanis in Khojaly”
APA reports that vice-president of the ACSDA Veli Alibeyov made a speech at the meeting and informed about the reasons of the conflict and the genocide perpetrated against Azerbaijanis in Khojaly. He underlined that 613 peaceful people were killed by the Armenian and Russian militants, 421 people were seriously wounded, 1275 people were taken captive and hostage and fate of 150 people among them is still unknown.
12:42 24 February
Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament: Armenians committed Khojaly genocide with the help of their supporters
Baku. Parvin Abbasov – APA. Speaker of the Azerbaijani parliament Ogtay Asadov addressed the special meeting on the 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide, APA reports. Ogtay Asadov said Khojaly genocide is one of the most terrible tragedies of the 20th century. He said Khojaly massacre is the continuation of 100-year-old policy.
12:35 24 February
Azerbaijani Parliament holds special meeting on 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide
APA reports that the meeting chaired by Speaker of the Parliament Ogtay Asadov started with a minute silence. Discussions will be held on the recognition of Khojaly genocide in the world, documents and decisions will be adopted.
12:07 24 February
Ambassador: “The issue on recognition of Khojaly genocide could be included in the agenda of Moldovan parliament”
Baku. Ramil Mammadli – APA. “The issue on recognition of Khojaly genocide could be included in the agenda of the Moldovan parliament”, Moldovan Ambassador to Azerbaijan Igor Bodiu told the journalists, APA reports. The ambassador said that this process could start in the near future. According to him, Azerbaijani embassy in Moldova is carrying out relevant measures due to this: “Khojaly genocide was perpetrated against the humanity. Moldovan nation also faced the tragedy like this genocide. We offer condolence to the people of Azerbaijan on it.”
11:08 24 February
Massive protest in front of Armenian embassy in Washington
The protest will start at 12 noon EST, it will last for two hours.
10:53 24 February
20th anniversary of Khojaly massacre commemorated in London - PHOTOSESSION
Baku – APA. A stark reminder of one of the most heinous crimes of the ongoing Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh took place close to the Palace of Westminster at St. John’s, Smith Square, on 22 February. The event, organised by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), was attended by around 300 people - from the UK and other countries.
20:11 23 February
Head of Yahad-in Unum Organization Patrick Desbois: “We want to hold symposium on contribution of Azerbaijan to the victory on fascism in October, Baku” - PHOTOSESSION - VIDEO
Baku. Victoria Dementeva – APA. Head of Yahad-in Unum Organization Patrick Desbois visited Azerbaijan on anniversary of Khojaly genocide. According to APA, he held press conference. According to him, The aim of the visit to Azerbaijan is to study deeply the Jewish Holocaust committed in the World war II and the Khojaly tragedy of the Azerbaijani people late in the 20th century, do scientific research regarding the Jews’ escaping the massacre by moving to Azerbaijan, to study jointly Azerbaijan’s support for the struggle against fascism in the World War II and inform the world community about it.
20:09 23 February
ISESCO at commemorative meeting of tragic anniversary of Khojaly genocide
Morocco-Azerbaijan Friendship Society and the embassies of Azerbaijan and Turkey in Rabat will come together in commemorating this horrible human tragedy, during which the Armenian forces massacred the town’s Azeri population on 25-26 February 1992 and incorporated Nagorno-Karabakh.
18:56 23 February
Azerbaijani Parliament to hold special meeting on 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide
Spokesperson for Azerbaijani Parliament Akif Tavakkuloglu told APA that the discussion on the recognition of Khojaly genocide in the world will be held, document and decisions will be adopted at the meeting.
18:52 23 February
President Ilham Aliyev addresses Azerbaijani people on occasion of 20th anniversary of Khojaly genocide
18:10 23 February
Turkish Interior Minister: “Khojaly genocide was perpetrated before the eyes of the world and the event brings shame on name of humanity”
The minister said such genocides have occurred in various countries: “Turkey condemns all massacres perpetrated against the humanity in the world. Turkey wants the humanity to live. There is no event in history which brings shame on Turkey. Turkish nation has never laid hands on the oppressed people anywhere. But when our people have been unfairly attacked, Turkey has defended and will defend itself with all strength.”
14:43 23 February
20th anniversary of Khojaly Genocide commemorated in Washington – PHOTOSESSION
The embassy told APA that the representatives of different governmental and non-governmental organizations, foreign diplomats, journalists, experts from Washington-based think tanks, students and scientists, businessmen, members of Azerbaijani and Turkish diasporas and other persons participated in the commemorative ceremony held in the building of Reserve Officers Association situated in the territory of the US Congress.
13:55 23 February
Allahshukur Pashazadeh: “Armenians claim that they are victims of genocide, but the genocide was perpetrated in Khojaly”
He said that the end of February is the grave days for the people of Azerbaijan.
12:54 23 February
Author of German book about Khojaly genocide: “German society has no information about the Khojaly events”
He said that his book was published in German and added that he didn’t refer only to its lectures: “I referred to the documents. The book will be distributed among all middle schools and universities of Germany. My purpose is to inform the German people about Khojaly tragedy, I consider that a part of German people will have information about this genocide through this book”.
12:17 23 February
Representatives of Yahad – In Unum, leading research organization investigating “The Holocaust by Bullets” visit Azerbaijan
Yahad–In Unum is the leading research organization investigating the mass executions of 1.5 million Jews and Roma/Gypsy people in Eastern Europe between 1941 and 1944. This is sometimes referred to as “The Holocaust by Bullets”. The team of Yahad – In Unum travels from village to village, where they interview and film the surviving eyewitnesses, using testimony of witnesses to discover the locations of the graves. Up to now, more than 2000 interviews have been filmed. Researchers, journalists, education workers and the families wishing to find traces of their relatives can obtain these microfilms at the main office of Yahad – In Unum. Established in 2004, Yahad – In Unum has located a lot of mass graves in more than 600 cities of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Poland.
12:09 23 February
Ceyhun Osmanli: “We expect ten thousands of people to join Khojaly rally in Istanbul” - INTERVIEW
- Events are being held in many countries on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide but the ones in Turkey are explicitly vibrant and active. What is the reason for this?
11:56 23 February