TURKEY’S RULING PARTY REFUTES INFORMATION ABOUT VISIT TO MEMORIAL OF "GENOCIDE" IN ARMENIA
June 19 2009
Turkey’s ruling party has refuted information about the visit of its
representatives to the memorial of "genocide" in Armenia.
"This was an unofficial visit of the party representatives to
Armenia. The visit involved some party representatives. But the
information spread by Turkish mass media is untrue.
For example, Mahmut Shek, who is said to be the party member in the
disseminated information, in reality bears no relationship to the
party at the moment. Earlier he has been among the party leadership,
but currently he has nothing to do with it", said spokesman of the
ruling party of Justice and Development of Turkey Basri Barut.
"The people, who are mentioned in the information, visited Armenia, but
they did not pay a visit to the memorial of "genocide" in Yerevan. They
are going to hold a press conference and tell the truth about this
untrue information. They told me that they did not visit the memorial
of "genocide", that they paid an unofficial visit to Armenia and it
is untrue to bind their visit to the party", noted he.
Notably, earlier it was reported that Turkey’s ruling party
representatives visited the memorial of "genocide" in Armenia.