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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Turks Defend Chechens

ANKARA, Turkey -- The Turkish parliament's human rights commission attacked Russia on Monday for what it called a "crime against humanity" carried out by Russian forces in the rebel region of Chechnya.

"The result of strikes against settlements and convoys of civilians fleeing the attacks has been thousands of killed and wounded women, children and elderly people," the commission said in a statement.

"By ignoring the international documents it has signed, the Russian Federation is carrying out a crime against humanity."