Turkey remembers 1992 Khojaly massacre

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Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Monday remembered the ‘Khojaly massacre’, which happened in February 1992 when hundreds of Azerbaijani citizens including women and children were massacred and wounded by Armenian troops, Anadolu Agency reports.

In a written statement, the ministry said more than thousand people were taken hostages in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region.

“The fate of the missing people is still unknown today. This inhuman aggression against civilians was engraved in the memories of the international community and deeply wounded the common conscience,” it said.

“Turkey commiserates deeply with her Azerbaijani brothers and sisters over this brutal attack and massacre which they suffered 26 years ago and shares their pain. We strongly condemn this massacre and the continuous occupation of the Azerbaijani territories by Armenia,” the ministry added.

“We wish God’s mercy upon those who lost their lives in this massacre and wish once again our most sincere condolences to our Azerbaijani brothers and sisters.”