Turkish FM: Turkey's response to Sweden to be very tough
Ankara's response to the recognition of "Armenian genocide" by the Swedish Parliament will be tough, Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, being on an unofficial visit to Finland said, CNN Turk website reported.
A week after the adoption of the resolution on "Armenian genocide" by the U.S. Congress's committee, the Swedish parliament by a margin of one vote, approved the document that recognizes the so-called "genocide."
As a sign of protest against the adoption of the resolution on "genocide" by the Swedish Parliament and the U.S. Congress, official Ankara recalled its envoys from these countries. Turkish Foreign Minister called the decision of the Swedish Parliament mistaken, adding that Turkey will never agree these accusations.
"This is a fundamental question (the accusations of genocide) for Turkey", Davutoglu said.
According to him, the decision of the Swedish Parliament was so misleading and wrong, that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan canceled his visit to Stockholm.
On Friday night, Turkish ambassador to Sweden Zergun Koruturk arrived in Ankara. She was recalled from the Swedish capital for consultations. Turkish ambassador, speaking to media on arrival in Istanbul, regretted concerning deterioration of relations between Stockholm and Ankara. She said that the date of her return to Sweden is still unknown.
The Swedish side, expressing its attitude to this issue, stated that the adoption of the resolution on the "Armenian genocide" will strike a serious blow to the actions towards the normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt called on not to politicize the historical events.