Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 6
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The so-called Armenian genocide is a lie and a political deception, spokesman for the Turkish president Ibrahim Kalin said.
Kalin was commenting on French President Emmanuel Macron’s statement about the 1915 events.
"The so-called Armenian genocide has no historical basis and there are no facts proving a mass extermination of Armenians during the 1915 events,” Kalin added, Trend reports referring to the Turkish media.
He added that Turkey strongly condemns the French president’s statement.
Kalin said that by his statements Macron wants to change the agenda in France, engulfed in a crisis.
Earlier, Macron called the 1915 events as "genocide of Armenians" and "a crime against humanity".
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.
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