Turkish PM: Khojaly massacre â€“ a common grief of Turks
- 27 February 2017
The Khojaly massacre is a common grief of the Turks, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim tweeted on Feb. 26, APA reported.
“May Allah have mercy upon our fellow countrymen who were brutally killed by Armenian gangs in Khojaly 25 years ago. Endless suffering – Khojaly Massacre! This massacre is a common grief of the Turks,” PM Yildirim wrote.
On February 25-26, 1992, Armenia’s armed forces, together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops, stationed in Khankendi, committed an act of genocide against the population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly.
As many as 613 people, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people were killed as a result of the massacre. A total of 1,000 civilians became disabled in the onslaught. Eight families were completely annihilated, 130 children lost one parent, while 25 lost both parents. Some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people (68 women, 26 children) still remains unknown.