( Cihan ) - The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the Chilean Senate's unanimous passage of legislation recognizing the so-called Armenian Genocide.
The senate is urging its government to support a key 1985 United Nations Subcommission report properly describing this crime against humanity as a clear instance of genocide.
The foreign ministry stated that this decision of the Chilean Senate would cast a shadow on the friendly relations between the two countries.
It was also stated that the legislation included wrong information such as the statement that the so- called genocide was supported by the United Nations Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities 1985 report.
The statement pointed out that the UN Secretary general Ban Ki Moon made a statement on the report in April 2007 and stressed that the United Nations did not have a policy on the events that took place in 1915.