Turkish Foreign Minister offers condolences regarding Khojaly genocide

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Türkiye Hakan Fidan

© APA | Minister of Foreign Affairs of Türkiye Hakan Fidan

# 26 February 2024 13:25 (UTC +04:00)

“I commemorate our brothers-sisters who were murdered in Khojaly 32 years ago in front of the eyes of the world with mercy, and I offer my condolences to Azerbaijan,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Türkiye Hakan Fidan said in his post on his X account, APA reports.

“Türkiye is always with Azerbaijan,” the Minister emphasized.

Note that on February 25, 1992, Armenian armed forces attacked the city of Khojaly with the help of armored vehicles and military personnel of the USSR’s 366th Motorized Rifle Regiment stationed in Khankandi. As a result of the Khojaly genocide, which was a tragedy of a century, 613 civilians, as well as 63 children, 106 women, and 70 old people were killed atrociously, 8 families were annihilated, 25 children lost both parents, 130 children lost one parent, 487 were wounded (76 of them are children), some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people including 68 women and 26 children remains unknown.

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