TURKPA honors memory of ‘Black January’ martyrs

The Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic States (TURKPA) made a statement on the 34th anniversary of the January 20 Tragedy in Azerbaijan, News.Az reports.

The statement reads: “34 years have passed after the bloodiest night of January 19-20, when the civilians were massacred in Baku and nearby regions by order of the USSR leadership. As a result of the January tragedy committed by Soviet troops 150 civilians were killed and 744 more were wounded, including women, children and the elderly, medical employees and policemen. The victims of the tragic events of 1990 are symbolically named “20 January martyrs”. In total, there are 150 “20 January martyrs” in Azerbaijan.

“On this day, which has become a symbol of national unity and patriotism of the brotherly people, TURKPA commemorates with veneration the sons and daughters of Azerbaijan who had sacrificed their lives for its independence and sovereignty.

May Allah rest the souls of the martyrs in peace!”


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