The Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB) on Friday commemorated the 28th anniversary of the Khojaly Massacre committed against more than 600 Azerbaijani civilians in lands now-occupied by Armenian forces.

On the heels of the Soviet Union’s dissolution, Armenian forces took the town of Khojaly in Karabakh on Feb. 26, 1992 after pounding it with tank and heavy artillery fire, assisted by an infantry regiment.

The massacre is regarded as one of the bloodiest incidents committed by Armenian forces against Azerbaijani civilians for control of the now-occupied Upper Karabakh region.

Speaking at the event, Unsal Toker, deputy head of

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