Great Britain, London, 30 January /corr. Trend G.Ahmadova / The Armenian lobby placed false documents regarding the 1915-1917 events in Turkish-Armenian relations, in the archives of Europe, said the Turkish researcher, Salahi Sanel.
"I was in the archives of many countries and saw that the Armenians replaced 'Order of Talat Pasha', replacing key words in the documents with regards to the Armenians. Indeed, the copies of the original documents were brought to Great Britain by the British. I found and published them as book," Prof. Sanel said at the conference 'Turkish-Armenian relations and terrorism' in London.
The Armenian historians state that on 25 April 1915 the Interior Minister of Turkey, Talat-pasha issued an order for the mass destruction of the Armenians. However, up to now, the Armenian side has not been able to present any original documents confirming this fact. The European inspectors discovered in the archives of Turkey that the Ottoman Government took measures to ensure security of the displaced Armenian population.
According to the Professor, during the hard times of Turkey, the imperialist forces used the fact of displacing Armenians against Turkey. "These displaced Armenians fought against Ottomans in many parts of the country," Sanel said.
Organized by the Federation of Turkish Associations in Great Britain, the conference took place in one of the well-known universities of London - in Oliver Thompson Theatre at City University.
The Prof. Belma Basket said during the conference which was dedicated to the memory of 42 Turkish diplomats killed in various periods of history by the Armenian terrorist groups, that she was familiar with many of the Turkish diplomats killed by the Armenians. "These assassinations took place in the most civil European countries," she said.
In his speech, the Turkish Professor, Kemal Chichek, highlighted the facts from his lastest book 'Forced Migration of Armenians in 1915- 1917'. "The Armenians could confirm only one displacement from one part of the Ottoman Empire to other part," Chichek said. According to the Turkish historian, during that period, Syria was Part of Ottoman Empire and therefore, displacing the Armenians was not deportation. "The temporary law on displacement of the Armenians in 1915-1917 was a security measure," Chichek said.
Armenia supports the position that in 1915-1918, the Armenians incurred 'genocide' by Ottoman Empire and 1.5million people were killed. Turkey refutes such accusations. The claims of the Armenians are being used to present obstacles to Turkey's entrance to the European Union.