Turkey says European Parliament’s demand to recognize “Armenian genocide” groundless
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The European Parliament's (EP) demand on Turkey to recognize the events of 1915 as the "Armenian genocide" is groundless, Turkey's EU Minister Volkan Bozkir said.
On Apr. 14, the EP called on Turkey to recognize the events of 1915 as the "Armenian genocide".
This demand of the EP does not have legal significance for Ankara, noted Bozkir, Anadolu agency reported.
Turkey is not ashamed of its history, he added.
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that Turkey's predecessor, the Ottoman Empire, committed the so-called genocide against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915.
While strengthening the propaganda of "genocide" in the world, Armenians achieved its recognition by parliaments of some countries.
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