ANKARA: European Court of Justice rejects Armenians’ Claims

European Court of Justice rejects Armenians’ Claims

Journal of Turkish Weekly, Turkey
Feb 28 2005

Armenians are using every possible chance to scratch the image of
Turkey. The lobbying efforts that Armenians struggle should be spent
on new energy sources for Armenia. Otherwise Armenia’s nuclear plant
may destroy the lives of millions of Armenians.

The Court of Justice of the European Communities has decided at its
sitting presided by judge Koen Lenaerts, to reject the Armenian
community’s appeal urging European Union not to admit Turkey to
its ranks until the so-called “genocide” allegedly inflicted upon
Armenians by the Ottoman government in 1915 is recognized.

Having described the related resolutions adopted by the Parliamentary
Assembly of the Council of Europe and a few European parliaments in
1887 as political but not legal, the court has not accepted any of the
Armenians’ arguments, and, moreover, obliged the Armenian community
to cover the court expenses.

According to Turkish political commentators, time for Armenian
worldwide propaganda is over, and the voice of Azerbaijan and Turkey
are heard louder and louder around the world

News compiled by JTW with a reference from AzerTac