January 20 victims remembered in Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, January 21 (AZERTAC). A commemorative ceremony to mark the 24th anniversary of the Black January tragedy has been organized in the Azerbaijani Embassy in Turkmenistan.

The event brought together Azerbaijanis living in Turkmenistan, as well as representatives of NGOs, businessmen and the Embassy staffers.

The ceremony started with a minute of silence for victims of the January tragedy.

Azerbaijani ambassador Vahdat Sultanzade spoke of the history of the tragedy.

The diplomat said Azerbaijan`s great son Heydar Aliyev, who then lived in Moscow, came to Azerbaijan’s permanent representative office - a day after the tragedy – and strongly condemned those who committed the January massacre.

He noted that thanks to national leader Heydar Aliyev, the tragedy was given a political and legal assessment.

The ambassador said this policy was successfully continued by President Ilham Aliyev.

The event participants watched a documentary on the January tragedy.

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