Senators urge U.S. Secretary of State to adopt anti-Turkish resolution
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 10 /Trend E.Tariverdiyeva/
Several U.S. senators urged U.S. Secretary of State to adopt anti-Turkish resolution, said in Senator Scott Brown's page on the website of the U.S. Senate.
Senators Brown, Feinstein and Kirk urged Secretary of State to strengthen the fight against religious discrimination in Turkey on March 8.
The draft resolution provides the return of churches and temples to "rightful owners" and the cessation of all forms of discrimination on religious grounds.
"This resolution sends an unambiguous signal to the Government of Turkey that it must respect the rights of Christian minorities, and reaffirms America's commitment to religious freedom around the world," a spokesman for Senator Kirk said.
The draft resolution also calls Turkey to return all confiscated church property, as well as churches, monasteries and holy places and personal property, i.e. works of art, manuscripts, church plates, etc.
Senators also urge to call Turkey not to restrict the freedom of the Armenian and Greek churches in religious matters.