BAKU: Azerbaijani Ruling Party Offers To Set Up Joint Commission For

AZERBAIJANI RULING PARTY OFFERS TO SET UP JOINT COMMISSION FOR ‘ARMENIAN GENOCIDE’

Trend News Agency
June 18 2008
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, Baku, 18 June / corr. TrendNews E. Babayev/ The ruling
New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) believes that there is a need to set up an
Azerbaijani-Turkish commission to study historical facts. "We see a
need to establish this commission. "This commission should be set up
to study claims about the so-called ‘Armenian genocide’," Ali Ahmadov,
the deputy chairman and executive secretary of NAP said to media on
18 June.

Armenians has recently intensified propaganda on the so-called
‘Armenian genocide’ and parliaments of several countries have
recognized it. Armenian historians claim that Armenians were subject
to the massacre by the Turkish army in 1915.

According to Ahmadov, Armenians have committed genocide against
Turks and Azerbaijanis from time to time. The genocide in various
regions of Azerbaijan in 1918 can serve as an example. The place,
where people were buried in large numbers that were revealed in
Guba region of Azerbaijan, is a vivid example of the brutality
against Azerbaijanis by the Armenians. "The study of these facts and
revealing historical facts can be carried out by the joint work of the
Azerbaijani and Turkish experts and the experts from other countries
as well," Ahmadov said. If Turkey takes some measures to set up this
commission, Azerbaijan is ready to join it, he said.

NAP was established by the chairman of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan
Heydar Aliyev in 1992. The current President Ilham Aliyev is the
chairman of the Party, which has been ruling for already 14 years.

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