ANKARA: Mesrob II: Initiatives To Boost Mutual Understanding Needed

MESROB II: INITIATIVES TO BOOST MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING NEEDED

Anatolian Times, Turkey
Oct 10 2006

ISTANBUL – "There should be initiatives to boost mutual understanding
and dialogue," Armenian Patriarch in Turkey Mesrob II said in regard
to French bill which aims to criminalize denial of so-called Armenian
genocide that will be voted in the French parliament (on October 12th).

Releasing a statement, Mesrob II underlined that all countries,
especially Turkey and Armenia, should make necessary arrangements to
discuss and examine the matter (so-called Armenian genocide).

Indicating that all efforts hampering freedom of expression would harm
the process of dialogue between Turkish and Armenian communities,
Mesrob II stressed: "initiatives to boost mutual understanding,
dialogue and empathy should be undertaken without wasting time."

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