Turkish MP: Armenia's allegations about ‘genocide’ is falsification of history
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 23 / Trend E. Mehdiyev /
To refer to the events of 1915 in Turkey as "Armenian genocide" means falsifying history because these statements are wrong, member of the Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party Ercan Candan said today.
He made this statement at the seventh General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) in Baku.
While expressing his views to the statement of Armenian party 'Heritage' leader, former Foreign Minister Raffi Hovhannisyan, also involved in the ICAPP General Assembly, Candan recalled that at the beginning of the last century his country was faced with the intervention of four European countries.
Despite the fact that up to then the Armenians in Turkey lived peacefully with the Turks, they began to carry out separatist activities while taking advantage of the intervention, Candan said.
"We gained a victory over the aggressors, but did not expel Armenians from Turkey. They left the country on their own accord," Candan said. "The Armenian president says that they liberated Karabakh. At present, they are going to liberate Ararat. He was making this statement whilst addressing young people. Let's see who is telling the truth and who is lying. These are baseless statements and I consider them as another lie against Turkey."
In his statement at the General Assembly, Hovhannisyan stated that Turks committed the biggest 'genocide' against the Armenians.