Azerbaijan, Baku, March 5 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
The Turkic states' parliaments should protest against the resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian genocide" adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Azerbaijani MP Ganira Pashayeva told journalists today.
"The adoption of this resolution is an expression of contempt not only for Turkey but also for all Turkic-speaking countries. Therefore, the Turkic Diaspora and the Turkic countries' parliaments must express protest against the issues,' she added.
Armenia claims that the Ottoman Empire committed genocide against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915. Making greater efforts to promote the issue internationally, Armenians have achieved its recognition by parliaments of some countries.
U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday adopted 23 votes to 22 a resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian genocide."
Turkish President Abdullah Gul expressed his regret after the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs approved the resolution. Regarding approval of the resolution, Gul said, "This decision is not reasonable. I strongly condemn it. It does not mean anything for Turkish people. Turkey will not be responsible for negative outcomes of this voting."
"We are against of the decision taken in connection with this resolution and express the protest in connection with this," she said. "This is a kind of pressure method by the U.S. on Turkey, which aims to achieve the opening of the Turkish-Armenian border."
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