YAMBOL MUNICIPAL COUNCIL CANCELS DECLARATION RECOGNIZING ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
Oct 26 2012
Yambol. The Municipal Council in the southern Bulgarian city of Yambol
has cancelled a declaration recognizing Armenian genocide two years
after adopting it, FOCUS – Sliven Radio’s correspondent reported.
20 municipal councilors voted in favor of the cancellation, eight
were against and two abstained from voting. The proposal to cancel the
declaration was tabled by seven councilors at the request of several
organizations whose projects with Turkey had not been implemented
because of the declaration, said the councilors.
According to them the declaration “has a negative effect on the
partnership relations of the municipality of Yambol, and most of all
of business organizations, with similar organizations in Turkey.”
The declaration recognizing Armenian genocide was adopted on 28
October 2010 with 28 votes in favor.
From: A. Papazian