Turkish, US historians to mull 1915 events
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 7
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will discuss with historians the 1915 events and strengthening of the anti-Turkish propaganda of Armenian lobby in the US, Milliyet newspaper reported May 7.
Reportedly, aside from the Turkish historians, their colleagues from the US will also take part in this meeting. However, the newspaper didn't specify the names of those US historians.
Erdogan was expected to hold a meeting with historians Apr.21, however, the president cancelled that meeting as he had a busy program.
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.
Turkey has repeatedly expressed readiness to open the archives to reveal the truth about the 1915 events and urged Armenia to create a joint commission on this issue. However, Armenia ignores this proposal.
Edited by SI
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