Turkey to give passports to descendants of Armenians who left country

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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 24

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkey will give passports to the descendants of Armenians who left the country during the 1915 events, Turkish Hurriyet newspaper reported on April 24.

The newspaper said that currently Turkish Cabinet of Ministers and Foreign Ministry are working on this issue.

It was also reported that this decision was taken today by Turkish Cabinet of Ministers.

Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that Turkey's predecessor the Ottoman Empire allegedly carried out "genocide" against the Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915. While strengthening the efforts to promote the so-called genocide in the world, Armenians have achieved its recognition by the parliaments of some countries.

Despite Turkey's efforts on creation of a joint commission with Armenia to investigate the events of 1915, Armenia hasn't responded to this proposal so far.

Translated by E.A.

Edited by C.N.

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