CONGRESSMAN SCHIFF CRITICIZES TURKEY-ARMENIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION PROPOSAL
Sept 2 2009
Congressman Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, denounced the idea of a historical
commission on Armenian deaths during World War I and after, between
The commission is part of proposed talks between Turkey and Armenia.
Schiff is a cosponsor of a bill to officially label those deaths as
a genocide against Armenians perpetuated by the Turkish state.
Schiff said in a statement that the idea of a commission is "thoroughly
discredited," and that there is no dispute amongst scholars that
there was a genocide.
He said he does favor the two states holding talks.