The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Erdogan: Whole world should draw lessons from Khojaly Massacre

Erdogan: Whole world should draw lessons from Khojaly Massacre

27.02.2016

APA. The whole world should draw lessons from the Khojaly massacre committed by Armenians, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement on the 24th anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy.

Erdogan said some 613 Azerbaijani civilians, including children, women and elderly people were brutally killed as a result of the attack by Armenian armed forces in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly in Nagorno-Karabakh region on February 26, 1992.  

“As Turkey, we deeply feel the pain of our Azerbaijani siblings of what they experienced 24 years ago when they were exposed to brutal massacre in Khojaly, and our thoughts are with the people of Azerbaijan,” the Turkish president said.

The Turkish president urged the world community to pay necessary attention to this tragedy.

“20 percent of Azerbaijan’s territories are still under Armenian occupation. Over one million Azerbaijanis were expelled their native lands. I reiterate that Armenia should withdraw its troops from Azerbaijani territories that are occupied nearly 25 years,” Erdogan stressed.

Turkey will continue supporting Azerbaijan in its just cause, he added.

At the end, the Turkish president extended his deepest condolences to the people of Azerbaijan and the relatives of those killed during theKhojaly massacre.