Azerbaijan, Baku, 24 January / corr. Trend R. Hafizoglu/ The statements pledging to support the so-called Armenian genocide by Barak Obama, the candidate for presidency in US are aimed at winning the support of the Armenian lobby in the upcoming elections, Merve Kavakchi, the American expert said.
Last week Obama announced that once he is elected US president, the White House will recognize the Armenian genocide committed in 1915 to 1918 by the Ottoman Empire and will further develop relations between US and Armenia.
"The statement of Obama pledging to recognize the Armenian genocide is a step aimed at winning the votes of the Armenians living in US," Merve Kavakchi, the expert of the George Washington University and the former Turkish MP said to Trend by email on 24 January.
According to Kavakchi, the promise of Obama to recognize the so-called Armenian Genocide points out that he is an inexperienced politician unlike Hillary Clinton, the other presidency candidate. "Even if Obama is elected president, the so-called Armenian genocide will not be recognized. By recognizing the so-called Armenian genocide US could lose its ally in Turkey," Kavakchi said.
"While Turkey and US are allies, the recognition of the so-called Armenian Genocide by the US Parliament is impossible. Every year 25 April is recognized in US symbolically as a so-called Armenian Genocide," the political scientist said.
The words of Obama are nothing more than an election pledge, Arif Keskin, the director of the Eurasian Center of the Strategic Investigations said. "The statements made by Obama to recognize the so-called Armenian genocide confirm that he is an inexperienced politician," Keskin said to Trend during a telephone interview from Istanbul on 24 January.