Turkey hopes for fair position of France in issue of 1915 events
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.31
Ankara hopes that France will be on the side of justice in the issue of the 1915 events, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Oct.31 at a joint briefing in Paris with the French President Francois Hollande, the Anadolu Turkish agency said.
Erdogan said that Turkey always extended a helping hand for the resumption of relations with Armenia.
"Unfortunately, Armenia has never reciprocated," Erdogan said. "In 2015, the year of centenary of the so-called "genocide", Turkey will continue to make every effort in order to ensure that the world would learn the real truth about these events. Ankara hopes that France will be on the side of justice in this issue."
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. Turkey in turn has always denied "the genocide" took place.
While strengthening the efforts to promote the so-called "genocide" in the world, Armenians have achieved its recognition by the parliaments of some countries.