The Organization of Turkic States (OTS) on Monday commemorated the 32nd anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, a tragic event in the history of Azerbaijan.

“On the night of 25-26 February 1992, Armenian armed forces attacked Azerbaijani civilians in the town of Khojaly. As the memories of this horrific event continue to weigh heavily on our hearts, we pay tribute to the memory of the victims and reaffirm our unwavering support for the people and government of Azerbaijan,” the OTS said on X.

On the night of February 25-26, 1992, Khojaly city was occupied by Armenia’s armed forces with the assistance of the former USSR’s 366th Motorized Rifle Regiment following massive artillery shelling.

As a result of the occupation, 613 people, including 63 children, 106 women, 70 elderly citizens were brutally murdered, eight families were completely wiped out, 130 children lost one of their parents, and 25 children lost both of their parents. The fate of 150 people, including 68 women and 26 children out of 1275 people, who were taken prisoner and hostage as well as cruelly tortured is still unknown.