Baku, Azerbaijan, March 14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey is against the one-sided assessment of 1915 events and their use as a political pressure on Ankara, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgic said at a press conference, Anadolu agency reported on Mar.14.
He was commenting on the statement of the European Parliament, according to which allegedly, ethnic cleansing was committed against Armenians in Turkey in 1915.
Previously, Turkish authorities have repeatedly made gestures to Armenia. Recep Tayyip Erdogan's message to the Armenian people on April 24, 2014 is one of such recent gestures.
Erdogan said in that message that the events of 1915 were a difficult time not only for Armenians, but also for Arabs, Kurds and representatives of other nations living in the country.
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 "genocide" in the world, Armenians have achieved its recognition by the parliaments of some countries.
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