Turan Morali: Ankara disappointed with Canada's position on so-called Armenian genocide

Politics Materials 12 May 2006 20:38 (UTC +04:00)

Ankara is disappointed with Canadas position on recognition of so-called Armenian genocide in 1915 by Ottoman Empire and this disappointment has been brought to the attention of official Ottawa, informed Trend basing on conversation of Turan Morali, the ambassador of Turkey in Azerbaijan with journalists on May 12, 2006.

В"Canada has chosen a wrong position and this policy may lead to definite undesirable political results from the point of view of development of cooperation between the two countries said T. Morali.

Concerning the position of France on so-called Armenian genocide the Turkish ambassador said he hoped that with Ankaras efforts, the bill implying imprisonment for denying Armenian genocide would not be approved in Frances Senate.

Estimation of historical events is not a competency of Senate, which is confirmed by declaration of 400-500 historians, who signed the document appealing to prevent acceptance of similar bills.