Turkey is our brother …. is it on paper?
Why Turkey does not recognize the Khojaly genocide?
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Nagorno-Karabakh, affiliated with Azerbaijan, witnessed the territorial claim of Armenians. Armenian gangs first captured Khankendi on 28 December 1991 (what they now see as the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh). Moving to the north towards Khojaly, the gangs massacred 613 people, including the vulnerable women, the elderly and children, which they besieged days later in Khojaly.
Turkey is still criticizing for keeping silent during that period; The second President Abulfaz Elchibey event in Azerbaijan supports the idea of merging the Azerbaijani and Turkey was described as follows in an interview: “ I just wanted 4 helicopters from Turkey to save our people but they did not give.”
At that time, Demirel’s attitude towards Elchibey and his silence against the events were engraved in our memories as one of the greatest sources of embarrassment in our recent history. Now for the nitty-gritty.
Pakistan recognizing the Khojaly genocide, Turkey does not recognize the result?
Turkey’s largest antithesis of Armenia’s 1915 claim for “genocide and similar events is the subject of historians’ thinking. If the Khojaly genocide by any event or recognized as parliament, Turkey’s biggest trump card will be rotten in the international arena. Because it is not considered correct to recognize the 1915 events as “genocide” in the parliaments of the countries of the world. So says Turkey; The people who can comment on this issue are historians, not deputies scratching their belly.
To sum up, President Erdogan and other state officials say “genocide”, but taking this decision in parliaments will bring down 100-year defence against the Armenian diaspora.