Pro-Kurdish party pledges to recognize Armenian Genocide if elected

The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has pledged to recognize the Armenian Genocide if elected, Turkish Yeni Safak newspaper reports.

The party presented its election platform today.

HDP Co-Chair Figen Yüksekdag stressed the need to apologize on the state level for genocides and massacres committed against different peoples over history.

The Party also promised that the national minorities will be granted the right to organize education in their native languages.

The HDP also vowed to open the Armenian-Turkish border without any preconditions, lift the economic blockade of Armenia and help reach a democratic solution to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.