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West uses Armenians in its own interests – Turkish parliament speaker (UPDATE)

Türkiye Materials 18 April 2015 14:08 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr.18
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The West uses Armenians in its own interests, Turkish parliament speaker Cemil Cicek said.

He said that despite all efforts of Ankara, the West doesn't want to know the truth about the 1915 events, TRT Haber TV channel reported Apr.18.

There has never been anti-Armenian propaganda in Turkey and Ankara will not allow to use 1915 events for putting political pressure on it, Cicek added.

The parliament speaker said that fighting the Armenian lobby will be the main goal of the Turkish government.

Turkey has repeatedly expressed readiness to open the archives to reveal the truth about the 1915 events and urged for creating a joint commission on this issue, however, Armenia continues to reject this proposal, Cicek earlier said.

"This shows that Armenia fears the world will learn the truth about the 1915 events," the speaker added.

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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