TURKEY’S KURDISH PARTY AGAIN DOES NOT SIGN DOCUMENT CRITICIZING ARMENIAN GENOCIDE BILL
January 20, 2012 | 13:09
ANKARA. – Turkey’s three parliamentary parties, except for the Kurdish
“Peace and Democracy Party,” adopted a document, whereby they are
calling upon the French Senate members to vote against the bill that
criminalizes the denial of genocides, including the Armenian Genocide,
Sabah daily of Turkey informs.
To note, during the said bill’s examination at the French National
Assembly earlier, these three parliamentary parties had again adopted
a joint document criticizing this bill, and the Peace and Democracy
Party had again refused to sign under it. The Party’s Deputy Faction
leader Hasip Kaplan had stated that the document does not reflect
the reality of that time, and that is why they would not sign it. And
days before this incident, another Peace and Democracy Party MP had
stated, at the parliament floor, that Turkey has a culture of massacre,
and he had recalled the massacring of the Armenians in 1915.