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Turkey announces scholarship for Karabakh victims

November 5, 2020 at 7:22 pm

A woman carrying her belongings walks away from an apartment building that was supposedly damaged by recent shelling in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region’s main city of Stepanakert on October 3, 2020, during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region [ -/AFP via Getty Images]

A Turkish university on Thursday announced scholarships for victims of Armenian attacks on Azerbaijan, Anadolu Agency reports.

Alim Yildiz, the president of Cumhuriyet University in central Sivas province, said they have been working to design a scholarship program for the children of the Azerbaijani martyrs.

He was speaking at a reception organized for Azerbaijani football team Karabakh FK.

Later, the representatives of the football team and some Azerbaijani business people visited Yildiz at his office.

The Azerbaijani delegation was welcomed at the campus by Turkish and Azeri flags.

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The university president expressed solidarity with the Azerbaijani people in the wake of ongoing clashes in the Upper-Karabakh region.

“We will look after the children of the fallen Azerbaijani martyrs in Upper Karabakh. We will give them scholarships,” he said.

Since clashes began on Sept. 27, at least 92 civilians including 11 children have lost their lives, according to Azerbaijan’s Chief Prosecutor Office. More than 400 people have been wounded; among them dozens are children.

Several thousand houses and residential buildings have been raised to the ground in these attacks.