Significant political forces in Israel opposing treaty with Turkey – expert

Türkiye Materials 4 July 2016 21:17 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 4

By Anakhanum Idayatova – Trend:

There are significant political forces in Israel that oppose treaty between Israel and Turkey on normalization of relations, Levente Kozma, the former Hungarian senior foreign policy advisor, told Trend July 4.

That is why the forces that oppose the normalization of relations with Turkey, put the “Armenian genocide” on the political agenda of Knesset (Israeli parliament), said Kozma.

The issue on the “Armenian genocide” was included in Knesset’s agenda. The Israeli parliament will discuss the issue on July 5, Armenian media reported.

“If Israel ratifies such a thing, it will irritate Turkey probably, and those, who oppose the deal with Turkey, see a big chance that Turkey will cancel the agreement,” added the expert.

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 that "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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