RECOGNITION OF GENOCIDE NOT ONLY A DUTY BUT A GEOPOLITICAL FACTOR, EXPERT IN TURKISH STUDIES SAYS
"Not only is the recognition of the genocide our debt in front of our
ancestors but also a means to become a member state in geopolitics,"
Director of Easter Studies of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences
Ruben Safrastyan told a news conference today. In his words, with that
Armenia joins the list of countries that are guiding the geopolitical
processes. "Genocide is a crime against humanity. By consistently
demanding its recognition, we become the country that condemns a
crime and is the defender of human values," the Turkish expert said.
Speaking about Erdoghan’s April statement that there is a need to
set up a group of historians, Safrastyan said it was a discrepancy
from the denial policy but no serious progress may be expected. "We
do not need to set up a group of historians since the historical fact
does not need to be checked again," Safrastyan said.