News Center-TDO-Azerbaijan Embassy in Turkey and Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) hosted the “Justice for Khojaly” event.
Ambassador Hazar İbrahim, ICYF President Taha Ayhan, Turkey-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group Chairman Necdet Ünüvar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Director General for Political Affairs Ambassador Yönet Can Tezel, other ambassador and many other guests attended to the event.
The program started with Koran recitation and respect for the people who died during the Khojaly Massacre.
Ambassador Hazar Ibrahim said that those who were massacred in Khojaly were commemorated with ceremonies in many parts of the world. Azerbaijan is continuing the search for justice and peace, he noted, "I do not believe that no one will be safe as long as justice is not be secured," he said.
ICYF Chairman Taha Ayhan also made a speech at the event and said that the pain of the Khojaly Massacre is still fresh and also the president conveyed his thanks to Turkey and Azerbaijan foreign ministries for organizingcommemorating events.
Ayhan emphasized that the international community has not reacted to the slaughter of Azerbaijanis, adding that this is evidence for the double standard applied to Azerbaijan.
Turkey-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group Chairman Necdet Ünüvar also made a speech and said “Khojaly is one of the most violent events of the 20th century, but in fact it is the beginning of a process. Today, a part of Azerbaijan territory including Nagorno-Karabakh is under occupation, and Khojaly is a beginning of this process.”
Ünüvar thanked ICYF and other organizations for their support of the search for justice for the Khojaly Massacre and said that the Khojaly Massacre and its results should be announced to the world through social media.
Stating that it is unacceptable for international community to remain silent in the Khojaly Massacre, Ambassador Yönet Can Tezel pointed out that Armenia has been occupying part of Azerbaijan's territory for 28 years, including Nagorno-Karabakh, as one of the biggest obstacles to peace in the South Caucasus.
The program ended after the video demonstration about Khojaly Massacre.