European Parliament being used for political orders – NGO
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 17
By Kamalya Seyidova - Trend:
The European Parliament is being used for political orders, the chairman of the Support for Youth Development Association Emil Huseynli told Trend April 17.
He made the remarks commenting on the decision of the European Parliament on the so-called Armenian genocide.
Huseynli said that if it were not so, the European Parliament would not accept the decision based on double standards, while the archives on 1915 events are not disclosed and historians have not come to a particular decision.
"Apparently, the strong Armenian lobby managed to peek into the backroom of the European Parliament," said the head of the NGO.
Huseynli said that if the European Parliament was not used for political orders, it would at least organize a discussion, hearing on the murder of tens of thousands of Azerbaijanis in Baku, Guba, Shamakhi and other towns and villages of Azerbaijan by Armenian terrorists in 1919, or regarding the Khojaly genocide that occurred at the end of the 20th century.
Huseynli went on to add that it is impossible to exert pressure on Turkey, the Turkic world in such decisions. "Unfair anti-Turkic propaganda of European Parliament undermines its image and making decisions that distort the real history shows its bias," said the head of the NGO.
Huseynli believes that anti-Turkic "decisions" of the European Parliament may make Turkey and Azerbaijan review their attitude towards this structure. "Azerbaijani officials already raise this question," said Huseynli.
The resolution adopted by the European Parliament on April 15 said that Armenia and Turkey should use the "100th anniversary" of the "Armenian genocide" to restore the diplomatic relations, open borders and pave the way for economic integration.
The resolution on "Armenian genocide" adopted by the European Parliament is unfounded, biased, is not serious and is a vivid example for double standards, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hikmet Hajiyev told Trend.
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that Turkey's predecessor, the Ottoman Empire allegedly carried out "genocide" against the Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915.
Turkey in turn has always denied "the genocide" took place. While strengthening the efforts to promote the "genocide" in the world, Armenians have achieved its recognition by the parliaments of some countries.