'Armenian leader had hand in Khojaly massacre'

Baku, February 28, AZERTAC

The leader of Turkey’s opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on Tuesday accused the president of Armenia of playing a role in a 1992 massacre of Azerbaijani citizens, according to Anadolu Agency.
Speaking to his party's lawmakers in parliament on Tuesday, Devlet Bahceli said that Armenia should be held accountable for the Khojaly massacre.
"The real trouble is that the traitors who had a hand in the Khojaly massacre have taken on key positions in Armenia's political and state life," said Bahceli.
"President Serzh Sargsyan is one of them," Bahceli said referring to the Armenian leader, currently serving his second term.
In 1992, Sargsyan was chairman of a “defense” committee for the Nagorno-Karabakh, where the massacre took place.
Bahceli called on the countries of the world to hear the cry of the victims of the Khojaly massacre.
Bahceli also slammed a recent Dutch parliament motion recognizing the Armenian allegations that the events of 1915 were a "genocide".
Bahceli said the motion was crude and lacked legal or moral meaning.
"Countries whose histories are stained by the slave trade cannot judge us," said Bahceli.
From the 1600s to the 1800s, the Dutch transported some half a million Africans across the Atlantic.
"If the Netherlands are looking for a crime of genocide, they should look at the Khojaly massacre," he added.

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