BAKU: Turkish Foreign Ministry Condemns Chilean Legislation Of So-Ca

TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTRY CONDEMNS CHILEAN LEGISLATION OF SO-CALLED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Trend News Agency, Azerbaijan
June 8 2007

( 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.

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