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Khojaly memorial park to open in Ankara anon

17 February 2014 [15:52] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

The Memorial Park in honor of the Khojaly genocide will be opened in Turkey's capital Ankara.

The park, built with the support of the K?z?lc?hamam municipality and the Azerbaijani Embassy in Ankara, will be inaugurated on the 22-th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide on February 26, Turkish media reported.

The construction of the park was launched on 26 February 2012.

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Turkey Faig Bagirov and K?z?lc?hamam municipality head Coskun Unal examined the construction of the Memorial Park.

In 1992, the town of Khojaly, the second largest town in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, came under intensive fire from the towns of Khankendi and Askeran already occupied by the Armenian armed forces.

613 civilians with 106 women, 70 elderly and 83 children were killed in the massacre. MeaThe Memorial Park in honor of the Khojaly genocide will be opened in Turkey's capital Ankara.

The park, built with the support of the K?z?lc?hamam municipality and the Azerbaijani Embassy in Ankara, will be inaugurated on the 22-th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide on February 26, Turkish media reported.

The construction of the park was launched on 26 February 2012.

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Turkey Faig Bagirov and K?z?lc?hamam municipality head Coskun Unal examined the construction of the Memorial Park.

In 1992, the town of Khojaly, the second largest town in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, came under intensive fire from the towns of Khankendi and Askeran already occupied by the Armenian armed forces.

613 civilians with 106 women, 70 elderly and 83 children were killed in the massacre. Meanwhile, a total of 1,000 civilians were disabled. Eight families were exterminated, 25 children lost their both parents and 130 children one parent. Moreover, 1,275 innocent people were taken hostage, the fate of 150 of them remains unknown. Civilians were shot at close range, scalped and burned alive. Some had their eyes gouged out and others were beheaded.nwhile, a total of 1,000 civilians were disabled. Eight families were exterminated, 25 children lost their both parents and 130 children one parent. Moreover, 1,275 innocent people were taken hostage, the fate of 150 of them remains unknown. Civilians were shot at close range, scalped and burned alive. Some had their eyes gouged out and others were beheaded.
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