Armenians in US ask Turkish Diaspora for help: head of Turk-American Assembly
The United States, Oct. 14 / Trend , N.Bogdanova/
The Turkish Diaspora in the US refused to interfere in solution of interior problems of the Armenian Diaspora, the head of Turk-American Assembly, Gunay Evinch told Trend .
He said those Armenians who support the signing of the protocols asked Turkish Diapsora in the US for help against those Armenians in America who protest against the protocols.
But the Turkish Diaspora didn't accept the request of Armenians, as they do not want to be a part of the problems that exist within Armenian Diasopora in US.
Turkish and Armenian Foreign Ministers, Ahmet Davutoglu and Edward Nalbandian signed the Ankara-Yerevan protocol in Zurich on Oct. 10.
Armenian-Turkish ties have been severed since 1993 due to Armenia's claims to recognize so-called "Armenian genocide" and Armenia's occupation of Azerbaijani lands.
Last week, during Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's visit to the United States, Europe, Argentina and Lebanon, representatives of the Armenian communities abroad, opposing the agreement with Turkey, met the president with protests and rallies.
The protestors sounded the slogans "Traitor!", "No protocol".
Sargsyan's policy is also protested by several opposition parties in Armenia, which held rallied against the signing of the protocols.
According to Evinch, the Turkish Diaspora unlike Armenian one doesn't get under the influence of political processes. He said that the signed protocols didn't anyhow affect the unity of Turkish and Azerbaijani Diasporas.
Evinch said that during the recent period the image of Turkish and Azerbaijani Diasporas in the US is getting more weight. Using this authorizes, Turkish Diaspora in the states of California and Ohio managed to prevent the Armenian false initiatives concerning the events of the time period of Ottoman Empire, he added.
The head of Diaspora also added that according to his information the number of US congress members supporting the bill-project about the "Armenian genocide" had lessened.