Turkey will continue consultations concerning the resolution on Armenian genocide approved by the committee of the U.S. Congress, by excluding any compromise on this issue, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said at a press conference in Ankara, Anadolu agency reported.
On Thursday the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution to recognize the so-called "Armenian genocide". About 23 congressmen voted for adoption of the resolution but 22 against it.
Davutoglu said that Ankara continues to consult with ambassador to Washington Namik Tan, recalled immediately after the adoption of the resolution. After all the details of the vote in the committee of the Congress days are collected one of these days, Turkey will announce about its next steps. Turkish Minister said that in any case, his country will not compromise on the issue.
"We hope that our colleagues have received all necessary information on this issue," Davutoglu said.
Armenia and the Armenian lobby state that the predecessor of Turkey - the Ottoman empire committed "genocide" against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915. Armenians willing to recognize this fact in the world by strengthening propaganda of the so-called "genocide" in the world countries, achieved its recognition by the parliaments of some countries.
The Turkish government, describing the adoption of the resolution as a blow to Turkish-U.S relations, called on Armenia to open all archives and negotiate face to face, rather than by pressure through the U.S. Congress.