31st anniversary of Khojaly massacre celebrated in New York – News details

Emine YILMAZ – abdpost.com/USA (IGFA) – At Columbia University, the memory of the victims of Khojaly was honored with a minute of silence.

In the program, American historian Michael Gunter took the podium for the first time as a speaker and stressed that the massacres are little known in the United States.

“Very few people in the US have heard of the Khojaly incident, which killed more than 600 innocent civilians,” Gunther said. said. Stating that the conflicts between Azerbaijan and Armenia that arose after the collapse of the Soviet Union were little known, Gunther said: “We need to know this problem between the two countries more objectively, because it really means understanding the situation in today’s Ukraine, which arose after the former Soviet Union. not only for their colleagues in the world, but also for us.”

Ali Askerov, a lecturer at the University of North Carolina, also made a statement about the place of the Khojaly Massacre in Azerbaijan’s history and what it means to its people.

to the program; The event was also attended by Turkish Consul General in New York Reyhan Ozgur, diplomats of the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to the UN, students and representatives of the Turkish and Azerbaijani communities.

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