Turkey: France’s statement about "Armenian genocide" is irresponsibility
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 6
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
France's statement on the so-called Armenian genocide is irresponsibility and this will not remain unanswered, a source in the Turkish government told Trend on Feb. 6, commenting on French President Emmanuel Macron's statement on the 1915 events.
“Despite the statements made by France - which is still under the influence of the Armenian diaspora - do not have political significance for Turkey, Ankara will firmly respond to such a provocative statement,” the source said.
The source stressed that by making such statements, the French side wants to prove its "commitment to democracy."
"By recognizing unfounded claims as a fact that cannot be denied, Paris demonstrates adherence to double standards that are contrary to democratic values," the source added.
The source also stressed that it would be much more reasonable for France to convince Armenia to create a joint commission with Turkey, consisting of historians, to investigate the 1915 events.
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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