Turkish diaspora to hold rallies in US
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 9
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkish diaspora in the US will hold the rallies against the propaganda of the so-called Armenian genocide, TRT Haber TV channel reported April 8 referring to Turkish ambassador in the US Serdar Kilic.
Kilic said that the representatives of the Muslim communities in the US are expected to participate in the rallies.
"There are forces in the US willing to spoil the country's relations with Turkey, but there are forces standing for the development of these relations," he said.
Kilic said that the Turkish community in the US will make every effort to counter this propaganda.
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.
Festive events dedicated to the Canakkale Victory will be held in Turkey on April 24. Heads of over 50 countries will take part in these events.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan to take part on April 24 in the festivities in honor of the 100th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Canakkale. Turkish president said that this could lead to the start of the dialogue between the two sides. However, Armenian authorities refused to participate.
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