Ra Na Vice Speaker Hails Turkish Mp’S Call To Apologize For Genocide

RA NA VICE SPEAKER HAILS TURKISH MP’S CALL TO APOLOGIZE FOR GENOCIDE

February 8, 2013 – 15:03 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The vice speaker of Armenian parliament hailed the
statement of a Turkish MP Ahmet Turk, urging for recognition of the
Armenian Genocide.

“I welcome Turk’s call for his country to come to terms with its past.

Turkish leadership must follow the MP’s suit in apologizing to Armenian
people for this crime against humanity,” Eduard Sharmazanov said.

Earlier, the main mediator in the negotiations between Turkish Prime
Minister Recep Erdogan and the leader of Kurdistan Workers’ Party
(PKK) Abdullah Ocalan, Turkish MP Ahmet Turk commented on the role
of Kurds in the Armenian Genocide.

According to Milliyet daily, Turk said, “It is high time, we came
to terms with our past. Our forefathers and ancestors of Ottomans
massacred Armenians, Assyrians and Yezidis. Our ancestors’ hands are
stained with the blood of Armenians, Assyrians and Yezidis. We are
obliged to apologize to Armenian descendants. The apology means a lot
for our future. I hope Turkey will admit the truth and will apologize
to Armenians. That’s historical necessity. Turkish authorities can’t
deny the fact that a state decision was taken to annihilate thousands
of Armenians, Assyrians and Yezidis during the Ottoman Empire. It won’t
be difficult to apologize as the massacres were committed before the
establishment of the Turkish State.”

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