FRENCH SENATE’S DECISION TO RISE WAVE OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RECOGNITION-RUSSIAN EXPERT
January 25, 2012 | 15:44
MOSCOW. – French Senate’s decision is really historical, director of
the Institute of Political and Social Researches of the Black Sea and
Caspian Region Vladimir Zakharov said during a Yerevan-Moscow space
bridge on Wednesday.
“Now it is impossible to say that the Armenian Genocide did not occur,
as Turkey and Azerbaijan used to claim,” the expert said adding that
the adoption of the bill by such an influential state would inevitably
rise a wave of recognition of the Armenian Genocide. He recollected
the Holocaust Museum head’s words that the Holocaust was a repetition
of the Armenian Genocide.
“I do not doubt that other states will also take certain moves.
However, time is needed,” he said.
In his turn, another Russian political analyst Andrey Areshev speaking
on emotional reaction of Turkey towards French MPs, said the situation
will become stable in a while, taken into account that it is not the
first case in the history of French-Turkish relation.
According to him, the current ‘Turkey’s measures against France’ is
a declaration intended for domestic policy. If Turkey really wishes
to set up normal relations with its neighbors, it should show more
balanced approach and review its own history. Besides, such processes
are already running in Turkey, the expert stated.