A commemorative event on the 31st anniversary of the January 20 tragedy was held in Sydney by the Australian-Azerbaijani Association (AAA) and South Azerbaijan Democratic Turkish Union (SADTU).
Chargé d'Affaires of Azerbaijan to Australia Ramil Gurbanov, SADTU Human and Women's Rights Department’s Head Sara Azersun, AAA President Mikayil Oyta, Australia-Azerbaijan-Turkey Friendship Union’s Chairman Imamaddin Gasimov, New South Wales’ Council of Turkish Organizations Dursun Jandemir, representative of the Australian National Revival League's Auburn office Mehmet Evin, and representatives of the Azerbaijani and Turkish communities attended. The event began with a minute of silence in memory of our martyrs who died for the independence and territorial integrity of our country.
Chargé d'Affaires Ramil Gurbanov, Head od department of SADTU Sara Azersun and AAA President Mikayil Oyta spoke at the ceremony. They assessed the January 20 tragedy as a terrible war crime committed by the USSR leadership led by Gorbachev against our people. It was noted that the attempt of the USSR leadership and pro-Armenian forces to break the will of our people demanding justice, freedom and independence did not succeed. Shortly afterwards, Azerbaijan regained its independence and the USSR collapsed as a state. In November 2020, our state rejoiced the souls of our martyrs by restoring its territorial integrity.
A documentary on the events of January 20 was demonstrated at the event.