"Investigation of So-called ‘Armenian Genocide’ Must be Entrusted to Historians" - Turkish President
Azerbaijan, Baku, 17 June / Trend / Turkish President Abdullah Gul thinks investigation of so-called 'Armenian genocide' must be entrusted to historians. "To write history and to research it is not the work of politicians or parliaments but of historians and the people of science," Gul said at the 11th international forum 'Social & Economic History of Turkey' in the Bilkent University on 17 June - Turkish Cihan news agency reported.
According to Gul, Turkey insists the so-called 'Armenian genocide' which is permanently on agenda and solving of the disputes regarding historical events must be entrusted to historians. He added that Turkish Government had done all its best to create conditions to historians. Gul said historians got access to the most secret files of Turkey.
"We are proud of our history," President Gul said.
Turkish Government rejects the statements on so-called 'Armenian genocide'. According to official statements, the decision taken in the Ottoman Empire to re-settle Armenians residing in the country in order to ensure security in 1915 cannot be considered genocide. In 2005, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Edogan officially offered Armenia to open the archives of both countries, to create a unified group of historians to research the events of 1915. Armenia has not yet replied to the proposal.
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