If US Recognizes Genocide, Turkey Will Have To Apologize To Armenian

IF US RECOGNIZES GENOCIDE, TURKEY WILL HAVE TO APOLOGIZE TO ARMENIANS – TURKISH HISTORIAN

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March 14, 2012 | 13:22

If the US, Israel, and England recognize the Armenian Genocide,
Turkey will have to make an apology to the Armenians, renowned Turkish
historian Taner Akcam stated in an interview with the Taraf daily
of Turkey.

He also noted that the US presidential elections will be held at the
end of this year, and, prior to the elections, there will not be any
change in incumbent President Barack Obama’s stance in this regard.

“Just like in the previous times, Turkey will exert pressure on the
US. But I assume that in 2015 Obama will use the word ‘genocide.’

A lot will change if the US recognizes the [Armenian] Genocide. At
present, the US, England, and Israel are allowing Turkey to maneuver in
the international platform. But if this troika recognizes the Genocide,
Turkey, with its denialist posture, will appear in the status of an
isolated regime.

Turkey is not required to say the word ‘genocide,’ but it is obligated
to apologize and accept that a crime against humanity took place in
1915,” Taner Akcam said.

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