The perpetrators of the Khojaly Genocide, those who committed atrocities against the innocent people must be punished, said Turkey's Ambassador to Azerbaijan Erkan Ozoral.
Erkan Ozoral expressed his hope that one day the displaced people from the Khojaly district will return to their homes highlighting the restoration of the territorial integrity by the victorious Azerbaijani Army.
Note, on 25-26 February 1992, Armenian Armed Forces, accompanied by armored vehicles of the former Soviet 366th motorized rifle regiment, attacked and occupied the besieged town of Khojaly as part of the armed aggression and ethnic cleansing that had been taking place in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan since 1988.
When the residents of Khojaly attempted to flee the area, they were ambushed and fired on by the Armenian troops. As a result of the genocidal act, of the approximately 6,000 inhabitants of the town, 613 civilians, including 106 women, 63 children and 70 elderly, were killed.