Erdogan Allowed Himself A Disgraceful Statement


25.03.2010 19:27 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Erdogan allowed himself an unacceptable statement,
according to former Turkish diplomat, foreign policy expert Yalim

Commenting on recent statement by Turkish Prime Minister on the
possibility of deporting illegal Armenian migrants, the expert said: "I
don’t believe the Prime Minister actually thinks along the same lines
as his statement went; still, the statement was a disgraceful one."

As the former Ambassador told PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, Turkish
Prime Minister was angered with the passage of Genocide resolutions
in US House Foreign Affairs Committee and Swedish parliament; "yet,
a statesman must know how to keep emotions at bay," Yalim Eralp said.

Just weeks after the Swedish Parliament and the U.S. House Foreign
Affairs Committee adopted legislation recognizing the Armenian
Genocide, Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan told BBC reporters, that
"There are 170,000 Armenians in my country, of which 70,000 are my
citizens. We’re turning a blind eye to the other 100,000. However,
tomorrow, if it becomes necessary, I would say to those 100,000,
go back to your country. Why? Because they’re not my citizens; I’m
not obliged to keep them in my country."

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