Turkey: Khojaly massacre is a crime against humanity

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On Sunday, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs recalled the victims of the Khojaly massacre, which was committed by Armenian forces against Azerbaijani civilians, stressing that the massacre is a black stain recorded in history and a crime against humanity.

It indicated that the Armenian forces killed 613 innocent Azerbaijanis and wounded hundreds in the city of Khojaly in the Karabakh region on February 26, 1992.

The Foreign Ministry pointed out that the Armenian forces captured thousands of Azerbaijanis, while not revealing the fate of those missing in the massacre.

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She added, “We still feel the pain of the killing of our Azerbaijani brothers in Khojaly 31 years ago, and as we condemn this crime against humanity, which was recorded in history as a black blot, we sympathize with our Azerbaijani brothers killed in the massacre and offer our condolences to the dear Azerbaijani people.”

On February 26, 1992, units of the Armenian army committed a massacre in the Khojaly region of the Azerbaijani Karabakh region.

About 613 civilians were killed in the massacre, including 106 women, 63 children, and 70 elderly people, while 487 were seriously wounded, in addition to 1,275 prisoners, 150 of whom are unaccounted for until today.