Turkish parliamentarians protest US on Armenian resolution

Iran Materials 3 February 2007 12:54 (UTC +04:00)

(www.turkishdaily.com.tr) вЂ" Turkish Parliamentarians Union (TPB) head Hasan Korkmazcan said that the union sent a letter of protest to the U.S. House of Representatives about the so-called Armenian genocide resolution that was brought to its floor on Tuesday.

Briefing the reporters at Parliament about the content of his letter, Korkmazcan stated that one-sided comments made about the historic issues could be developed in the interest of some circles that want to undermine the current alliance between Turkey and the United States, reports Trend.

Turkey's suggestions to reach a compromise on the basis of scientific truth were rejected. Still, Turkey is continuing with its serious studies of the archives and is keeping its realist manner. This baseless statement, which has become an issue of politics, not only does not reflect historic truths but also prevents discussions about history. I hope we find the opportunity to discuss the issue in the platform it deserves since these racist accusations are lacking evidence. I believe our suggestion to study the issue together will be a good answer to those who want to prevent the development of Turkish-Armenian relations, he added.

Kormazcan went on to state that following the murder of Hrant Dink it was understood that the events that take place in or outside of Turkey cannot only be evaluated by the police and judiciary. He added, The murder showed that international terrorism against Turkey has gained new dimensions within the country.