Erdogan Vows to Counter Genocide Recognition Campaign

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ANKARA—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Ankara would “actively” challenge campaigns pressuring Turkey and other states to recognize the Armenian Genocide on the 100th anniversary of the tragedy this year, AFP reports.

“I believe that both the foreign ministry and the relevant institutions will actively counter those allegations,” Erdogan told Turkey’s ambassadors in a keynote speech, adding that discussions were already under way to detail an action plan.

One of the sessions at the annual ambassadors’ conference this week in Ankara focuses on defining a strategy to counter a campaign by Armenia and the Armenian diaspora who want Turkey to recognize the 1915 killings at the hands of the Ottoman Turkish government as genocide.

On Tuesday, Erdogan accused Armenia of expending its energy on “genocide claims” despite Turkey’s will to normalize bilateral ties and politicizing the issue by imposing its own “biased” viewpoint.

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  1. GB said:

    I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

    “George Bernard Shaw”

  2. Hratch said:

    “…..would “actively” challenge campaigns pressuring Turkey and other states to recognize the Armenian Genocide….”

    Well isn’t that the MO for that past 100 years?

  3. Miguel Angel Nalpatian said:

    — el mayor problema de turquia es la diaspora armenia – no la rca de armenia … los objetivos de los habitantes de la rca – no son los mismos que los armenios de la diaspora … los de la rca son objetivos politicos socio economicos – los de la diaspora son objetivos de lucha por el reconocimiento del genocidio – la devolucion de los territorios usurpados – la devolucion y resarcimiento de las propiedades privadas usurpadas – devolucion y restauracion de las iglesias – e indemnizacion por el genocidio imprescriptible — Miguel Angel Nalpatian.- Mar del Plata.- Buenos Aires .- Rca Argentina .-

  4. Areg said:

    Just go to hell. The Turk will always remain a Turk with the blessing of the West.

  5. GeorgeMardig said:

    Good News, the more Turkey denies the Genocide, the more people will learn about the Genocide and how ruthless and criminals are Turks in general. nevertheless the current government which are shameless and out of touch. namely the SULTAN Erdogan

  6. Raffi Bairamian said:

    Until the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by turkey and The full Reparation by turkey for the Armenan People for the Genocide , ” The Armenian Genocide ” will remain turkey’s nightmare.

  7. Keyser Soze said:

    Erdegon is an “UGLY MONGOLIAN” monkey. The Mongolian history of Gengis Khan and Kubla Khan’s theft of property will never be erased.

    • Adnan Bey Efendi said:

      He is actually a Georgian, from the Black Sea Town of Rize, look up his ancestral roots. He has a cousin named Danny Torosoglu too.

  8. Vahe said:

    “On Tuesday, Erdogan accused Armenia of expending its energy on “genocide claims” despite Turkey’s will to normalize bilateral ties and politicizing the issue by imposing its own “biased” viewpoint.”
    Armenia is willing to normalize relations without ane preconditions. It is Turkey which is putting the condition that Armenia quits the quest for the genocide recognition. Now why would Turkey do that?

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