Turkish MP: U.S. Congress should not discuss 1915 events, but Khojali genocide
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 1 / Trend R.Hafizoglu /
The U.S. Congress should not discuss the 1915events without evidence, but the Khojali genocide, Turkish MP Onur Oyman said.
"The U.S. Congress should discuss the Khojali genocide, which is a blot on the history of mankind, but not the 1915 events without any historical basis," Oyman told Trend over the phone from Ankara.
U.S. Congress's International Relations Commission Chairman Howard Berman proposed to submit the so-called Armenian genocide for consideration March 4.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the consideration of the bill by the U.S. Congress's Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Howard Berman is not accidental and is planned by Armenia.
According to him, someone is trying to convince Ankara of something it did not commit.
Turkish Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Murat Mercan went on a working visit to the United States to prevent the consideration of the bill.
He also noted that U.S. actions are based on double standards.
"If the U.S. Congress wants to know what genocide is, let it first start with the Khojali genocide," he said.
"Starting the discussion over the bill on the Armenian genocide, the Congress is going to exert pressure on Turkey in connection with the ratification of the Ankara-Yerevan protocols. The United States should know that Turkey will not succumb to U.S. pressure."
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