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12 more Azerbaijani war veterans in Turkey for care

Number of Azerbaijani war veterans to have received medical treatment in Turkey now at 63

Ruslan Rehimov   | 21.04.2021
12 more Azerbaijani war veterans in Turkey for care

BAKU, Azerbaijan

Twelve more Azerbaijani war veterans wounded during last year’s Upper Karabakh conflict were sent for treatment in Turkey on Wednesday.

The cost of their treatment and rehabilitation will be covered by the Yashat Foundation, a state-run body founded to help families of martyrs and war veterans, according to a statement.

The number of Azerbaijani war veterans who have received medical attention in Turkey has now reached 63.

The foundation will continue to send war veterans abroad for necessary medical care, the statement added.

Karabakh conflict

In 1991, the Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, or Upper Karabakh, internationally recognized as Azerbaijani territory, and seven adjacent regions.

On Sept. 27, 2020, the Armenian army launched attacks on civilians and Azerbaijani forces and violated several humanitarian cease-fire agreements.

During the 44-day conflict, which ended under a deal signed on Nov. 10, 2020, Azerbaijan liberated several cities and nearly 300 settlements and villages from the Armenian occupation.

*Writing by Ahmet Gencturk

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