“Those that lecture Turkey on human rights, democracy, the Armenian subject, and the struggle in opposition to terrorism all have a bloody historical past,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mentioned.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a symposium on archives and historic analysis within the capital Ankara.
Those that stir bother with the so-called Armenian genocide allegations, significantly France, have “no concern concerning the fact,” Turkey’s president mentioned on Wednesday.
“Once we dig deeper into genocides, massacres, and human rights violations, we see the identical international locations that make noise about democracy and freedom,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan instructed a symposium on archives and historic analysis within the capital Ankara.
“Those that lecture Turkey on human rights, democracy, the Armenian subject, and the struggle in opposition to terrorism all have a bloody historical past,” Erdogan added.
“Turkey’s archives are absolutely accessible”, Erdogan mentioned, calling on Armenians and third events to analysis the 1915 occasions.
Erdogan additionally mentioned that no group or state has been capable of show claims concerning the Armenian subject by way of archival proof.
Turkey’s Presidency’s Communications Director Fahrettin Altun additionally known as for a balanced and constructive strategy to the problem, saying “1915 occasions shouldn’t be used as a political software in opposition to Turkey, inform each side’ story.”
800 yıl birarada yaşayan Türklerin ve Ermenilerin bugün sahici bir diyalog yoluyla çözemeyecekleri sorun yoktur. Yeter ki sömürgeci güçlerin ülkemizi sözde Ermeni soykırımı iddialarıyla tedip etme girişimlerine ve tarihin siyasallaştırılmasına izin verilmesin.
— Fahrettin Altun (@fahrettinaltun) April 24, 2019
“There isn’t any drawback that Turks and Armenians, who’ve been residing collectively for 800 years, can’t resolve right now by way of real dialogue — so long as colonial powers will not be allowed to politicize historical past with their makes an attempt to self-discipline our nation by way of so-called Armenian genocide allegations,” he mentioned on Twitter.
Erdogan’s and Altun’s remarks come within the wake of France declaring a day of commemoration of the so-called genocide claims.
Turkey’s place on the occasions of 1915 is that the deaths of Armenians in japanese Anatolia happened when some sided with invading Russians and revolted in opposition to Ottoman forces.
A subsequent relocation of Armenians resulted in quite a few casualties.
Turkey objects to the presentation of the incidents as “genocide” however describes the 1915 occasions as a tragedy wherein each side suffered casualties.
Ankara has repeatedly proposed the creation of a joint fee of historians from Turkey and Armenia plus worldwide specialists to sort out the problem.