Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 27
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey did its best to investigate the events of 1915, Chairman of the Grand National Assembly (Parliament) of Turkey Cemil Cicek said Sept. 27, the Turkish news agency Anadolu reported.
He said that Ankara opened its archives to the world community to investigate the events of 1915.
"Despite this, the parliaments of several countries considered the events of 1915 as the so-called "Armenian genocide"," he said.
"The parliaments must not investigate historical events," he said. "Their task is to promote the development of relations between the two countries."
"If anyone wants to re-investigate the events of 1915, Ankara is ready to establish a joint commission and to render necessary assistance in this regard," he said.
Cicek said earlier that the so-called Armenian genocide is the greatest slander in history.
"There was no Armenian genocide and this is a slander against the history of Turkey," Cicek said.
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that Turkey's predecessor - the Ottoman Empire allegedly carried out "genocide" against the Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915.
The Armenians, increasing their propaganda of the so-called genocide in the world, have achieved its recognition by parliaments of some countries.