Ali Ertem Says Turkey Owes Apology to Armenian Genocide Victims

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Chairman of the Frankfurt-based Union Against Genocide–Turkish journalist Ali Ertem stressed during a roundtable in Yerevan on April 17–that "The Turkish Government must offer an apology to the victims of the Armenian Genocide and their descendants." The roundtable was organized by the students of Yerevan State University’s history department.

After such an apology to set the stage–Ertem said that "what was taken from the Armenian people should be returned."

Hailing the history students for organizing the roundtable–Armenia’s Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchian stressed the political importance of the 90th anniversary of the genocide approaching in 2005.

Mkrtchian said the pursuit of the recognition of the Armenian Genocide has united Armenia’s worldwide–regardless of political ideologies.

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