Turkey Condemns Argentina’s Armenian Genocide Resolution

ANKARA (Armenpress)–Turkey’s foreign ministry Saturday condemned a resolution on the Armenian Genocide ratified by Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, Anatolia news agency reported. In a statement, the Turkish ministry claimed that the resolution had nothing to do with historical facts. The Argentine parliament adopted the resolution at the end of November declaring April 24 as a "day of tolerance and respect among nations" making this day a holiday for the students of Armenian origin and public workers. The resolution was also approved by the Argentine Senate on December 13. According to the statement, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter to Argentine President Kirchner on December 7, in which he expressed Turkey’s concerns over this initiative. The statement indicated that the resolution included "accusations and claims which may cause enmity and hatred among nations."A country which has to face some incidents in its own history is trying to judge a certain part of the history of a country in another geography. This is an unethical attitude. We condemn ratification of this resolution which has nothing to do with historical realities," the Turkish foreign ministry statement said.

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