Message of the Secretary General of the Turkic Council on the occasion of ‘31 March - Day of Genocide of the Azerbaijanis’:
On March 1998, 80 years after these unfortunate events, the national leader of Azerbaijan, Haydar Aliyev, signed a decree in order to attract the attention of the international public and to symbolize all the massacres against the Azerbaijanis in history. With this decree, March 31 was proclaimed as the Day of Genocide of the Azerbaijanis and the valuable memory of genocide victims will always be preserved in the minds Azerbaijani society. The Decree also signifies the Azerbaijani people’s devotion towards its national values, historical roots and homeland.
On this day of mourning, we commemorate with deep respect all the martyrs who lost their lives at this tragic events and we would like to reiterate that, we will strive with all our capacity to ensure stability, peace and tranquility in order to prevent occurrence of similar disastrous events.
Secretary General of the Turkic Council
NEWS DATE: 31.03.2019