RECOGNITION OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE JUST FOR THE SAKE OF TURKEY
06.07.2009 20:59 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire is
a historical fact. The recognition of that fact will be just for
the sake of Turkey, President of Cyprus Dimitris Christofias told a
news conference jointly organized with the Armenian President Serzh
Sargsyan in today Yerevan. "Cyprus, one of the first countries in
the world recognized and condemned the Armenian Genocide. If Turkey
recognizes this fact, it shows that it is ready to listen to the
neighboring countries," the President of Cyprus noted.
Dimitrias Christofias welcomed the steps of the Armenian President
aimed at normalizing the Armenian-Turkish relations. "I know how hard
is to negotiate with Turkey, but there is no alternative path. But
we also understand that neither Armenia nor Cyprus will back down in
negotiations on key issues," the President of Cyprus underlined.