Ankara Statements Can Split Armenian Society


30.04.2009 14:09 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Being problematic, the legal framework of Treaty
of Kars was blatantly violated by Turkey, Armenian Genocide Museum
Institute Director Hayk Demoyan told a news conference in Yerevan

According to him, Treaty of Kars was signed by Kemalist Turkey
and Soviet Republics of Transcaucasia. The Treaty implicates that
Turkey should recognize the Nakhijevan region and declare it under
Azerbaijan’s jurisdiction.

"In case of normalization of relations, Armenia and Turkey must sign
a new intergovernmental agreement. We should not even think of Treaty
of Kars. Such statements by Ankara can cause a split in the Armenian
society," the Armenian historian said.

Speaking of new intergovernmental agreement between Yerevan and Ankara,
Demoyan noted, it would be good to put in the document Turkey’s
readiness to liquidate consequences of the Armenian Genocide.

"The document should cover such issues like rescue of Armenian cultural
heritage in Turkey and definition of statuses. Following Treaty of
Lausanne, Turkey took the responsibility to respect cultural and
religious rights of ethnic minorities in the country," concluded

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