Azerbaijan, Baku, March 30 / Trend /
The issue of the so-called "Armenian Genocide" is a disputable question of a scientific nature, Turkish Parliamentary Chairman
Mehmet Ali Sahin said today. He added that it should be studied by scientists, not MPs.
"There were sad events. As a result, Armenians, Turks and other peoples suffered great losses, but an impartial academic study must be conducted," Sahin said during a meeting with French Senate member Jean Bizet.
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that the predecessor of Turkey -- the Ottoman Empire -- committed genocide against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915. Armenians have launched campaigns worldwide to achieve its recognition by parliaments.
Sahin said the creation of a joint commission on studying these issues has been coordinated within the protocols on the normalization of the Armenian-Turkish relations signed in Switzerland one and a half years ago.
Davutoglu and Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian signed the Ankara-Yerevan protocols in Zurich on Oct. 10 to normalize bilateral relations.
Diplomatic relations between Armenia and Turkey have been severed since 1993 due to Armenia's claims of an alleged genocide and its occupation of Azerbaijani lands.
After approving the protocols, the Armenian Constitutional Court said that there is no need to form a joint commission to investigate the events of 1915. Armenia will never refuse its claims of "genocide".
President Serzh Sargsyan stated that his country froze the ratification process in April 2010.