FM Gul, Polish Counterpart Review Armenian Genocide Issue

FM GUL, POLISH COUNTERPART REVIEW ARMENIAN GENOCIDE ISSUE

IPR Strategic Business Information Database
April 17, 2006

According to Turkiye, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul met with his Polish
counterpart Stefan Meller in Ankara. During their talks, the two
top diplomats discussed bilateral relations. At a press conference,
afterwards, citing the Polish Parliament’s decision last year on the
so-called Armenian genocide, Gul conveyed Turkey’s concern over the
matter. Stressing that the issue should be taken up by historians,
not politicians, Gul said the move could encourage Armenians. Turkey
has offered to Armenia to investigate the matter, but has so far gotten
no reply, added Gul. For his part, Meller stated that his government’s
support for Turkey’s European Union membership bid would continue.

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