Pashinyan Slams Erdogan Who Said Armenian Deportations Were ‘Reasonable’

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan slammed Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan slammed Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan slammed Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan urged the international community to respond to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, who said on April 24 that the deportation of Armenian during the time spanning the Armenian Genocide “was the most reasonable action that could have been taken.” Pashinyan called the Turkish leader’s remarks “extreme hate speech” and “justification of the murder of a nation.”

“The relocation of the Armenian gangs and their supporters, who massacred the Muslim people, including women and children, in eastern Anatolia, was the most reasonable action that could be taken in such a period,” said Erdogan, who also posted this message on his Twitter account.

“We see that those who attempt to lecture us on human rights over the Armenian issue themselves have a bloody past,” he added, accusing the French of committing genocide in Africa.

“Calling victims of the Armenian Genocide—the Ottoman Empire’s entire Armenian population, which was sent to death marches—‘Armenian gangs & their supporters,’ killing 1.5 million [people] and justifying it as a ‘most reasonable action’ is not just a new high in denialism, but justification of a nation’s murder,” said Pashinyan in a Twitter post in response to Erdogan.

“Above all, doing this on April 24 is an ultimate insult to the Armenian people and to humanity, extreme hate speech by Erdogan personally. The world must speak out,” Pashinyan added.

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15 Comments

  1. State of Emergency said:

    The world will not speak out. It will just let it slide as it has done countless other times. Everyone has blood on their hands and Turkey is all but ready to expose them. The world is a harsh place. It’s a dog eat dog existence. No amount of hyperbole or outrageous talk will precipitate change or challenge the status quo. After all, who still talks nowadays of the extermination of the Khashoggi?

    • GB said:

      Kashoghi was a Turk and Rajab Oghlu knew what was going on inside the Saudi Embassy. He was watching the horror show, live, from his Armenian built presidential Palace!

  2. omer maras said:

    I agree with dear mr. Pashinyan’s policy towards being against turkey’s fakely wrong policies as i defend Armenian rights to support by even by payments are detailed

  3. Tavit said:

    Erdogan is half way there to admit the Armenian Genocide by saying “was the most reasonable action that could have been taken.”

  4. Serge Kesisian said:

    Coming from a barbarian Mongoloid, I would’t consider his comment an [insult]!

  5. Gregory Basmadjian said:

    Yes, the world must speak out….but wishful thinking has got us nowhere.Armenia
    should stand firm and look to making its own way in the world. Forward the Hyes!

  6. Abraham said:

    Very sad state of affair to hear such denial from a leader who still justifies the action of murdering 1.5 Armenians and confiscating their land! Well said, president Pashinyan

  7. Vagharshak Sevulyan said:

    Hello Comments Armenian and Non-Armenian Readers.
    One more great work our Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan urged the international community to respond to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, So far Our Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan best in entire history of Armenian Nation. Doing great work internally and extranally . We should have come together embrace him as our brother not our Prime Minister and wish him and great wife of his good health , much success.

  8. Hambarsum said:

    Poor Erdogan,he thinks he got in the corner,don’t know what to do and what to say any more.Someone will trow the towel to the ring.

  9. JACK said:

    REMEMBER KHRIMYAN HAYRIG!!!!!! YERGATEH SHEREP (IRON LADEL)!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS FINE FOR ARMENIA TO TALK TOUGH TO TURKEY, BUT TURKEY CAN CRUSH ARMENIA WITH ITS 500,000 SOLDIERS.

    ARMENIA NEEDS TO GET ITS HEAD OUT OF ITS HAIRY BUTT, STOP THE CORRUPTION, EMBEZZLING, TAX EVASION, ILLEGAL LAND GRABBING, AND MURDERS, AND START NATION/POPULATION/INFRASTRUCTURE/MILITARY/TECHNOLOGY BUILDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. JOE said:

    How ridiculous. SO the invader occupier squatter from the Asian foothills is claiming that the original indigenous peoples were “gangs murdering Turkish invading Muslims and had to be relocated”? Like saying the American Indians had gangs and murdering the Europeans. Also ridiculous and should be asked is: “then what about the Greeks and Assyrians who were also murdered in mass? Did they have gangs too”? Just amazing the blatant lies and obtuse justification for mass murder. MAKE NO MISTAKE: The main purpose of the AG was THEFT of wealth and property. That’s why the word GENOCIDE is considered the most dangerous threat to Turkish security. Turks understand very well the legal ramifications of genocide: restitution and reparations. Turks will never come to terms. Dont expect anything from Turks.

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