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Turkish parliament to probe human rights violations in Karabakh

Armenian forces launched a missile strike on Azerbaijan's second-largest city, Ganja, on Sunday violating a cease-fire between the two sides.
14.10.2020 - 09:24

Turkey’s parliament formed a subcommittee Tuesday to probe human rights violations that begun Sept. 27 when Armenian forces targeted civilian Azerbaijani settlements in Upper Karabakh.

"OUR MISSION IS TO CALL WORLD OPINIONS' ATTENTION TO CIVILIAN CASUALTIES"

"As committee, our mission is not to look on the war crimes committed, and is also to call world opinions' attention to the civilian casualties," Hakan Çavuşoğlu, head of the Turkish parliament's committee on human rights, told members.

The subcommittee under the human rights committee will also investigate the situation of Turkish citizens of Armenian descent.

Çavuşoğlu said that the rights of citizens of Armenian descent are under the protection of state law. "Turkey will never accept building any relationship between our [Armenian] citizens including the thousands of Armenians who illegally work in our country and the clashes [between the two countries]," he said.