Turkish army worried about 'Armenian Genocide' talks
Talks about the so-called "Armenian Genocide" in parliaments worldwide is a serious matter, Turkish Chief of General Staff Ilker Bashbug was quoted as saying by CNN Turk.
Turkey is sensitive to this kind of decision, he said at a news conference today.
A week after the adoption of a resolution on the "Armenian Genocide" by a U.S. House committee, the Swedish parliament approved a document recognizing the so-called "genocide" by a margin of one vote.
As a sign of protest against the adoption of the resolution, Ankara recalled its envoys from these countries.
Bashbug said the Turkish army fully supports Ankara's diplomatic steps against these two countries.
"The Turkish army, as well as the Turkish Foreign Ministry, is very concerned about this issue," he said.
Officials of the U.S. State Department and the Swedish government called the parliament's decision to approve the resolution on the "genocide" a mistake.