TURKISH KURDS DEMAND RECOGNITION OF GENOCIDE
17:44 ~U 24.04.13
Members of a Kurdish political party represented in Turkey’s parliament
have called upon the country to recognize the Armenian Genocide
In statement issued on the 98th anniversary of the evil crime, the
Justice and Democracy lawmers has described the Genocide as one of
the 20th century’s biggest crimes.
The Kurdish parliament members say that even a century later, the
violent atrocity still leaves the two brother nations and the world
community with profound pangs of conscience.
“The trauma and pains of the Genocide still remain in our memories,
with the Turkish society not having yet confronted one of the biggest
genocides of the 20th century and apologized for the Genocide to
clear its conscience,” reads the statement.
The authors say further that the Turkish state still continues using
threats against people with different identities, religion and culture.
“But the process towards finding democratic route inspires positive
hopes for preventing such developments in case of demonstrating peace,
friendship and freedom. We call upon Turkey to confront its history
and apologize to the Armenian people. We respect the memory of the
Armenian Genocide victims, hopeful that such crimes will never again
recur,” say the Kurdish MPs.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress