Second Convention of European Armenia’s to Take Place in Brussels

To mark the 20th anniversary of recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the European Parliament, and to examine the goals of the task ahead, the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy announced that the Second Convention of European Armenia’s will take place on October 15 and 16 at the European Parliament in Brussels, Chairwoman of the European Armenian Federation Hilda Tchoboyan informed.
Twenty years after this historic accomplishment, and fifteen years after the re-birth of Armenian independence, the Convention will gather European Armenian grass-roots organizations and prominent personalities from all corners of Europe to focus on the current political priorities of the European Armenian community ranging from Turkey’s European ambitions while persistently denying the Armenian Genocide and persecuting its minorities to Turkey’s continuing blockade of Armenia, the Karabakh negotiations, the European Neighborhood policies in the region and the prospects of peace and stability in the South Caucasus.
The Federation recalled that a key conclusion to the 1987 resolution made clear in no uncertain terms that "the refusal by the present Turkish Government to acknowledge the genocide against the Armenian people committed by the Young Turk government, its reluctance to apply the principles of international law to its differences of opinion with Greece, the maintenance of Turkish occupation forces in Cyprus and the denial of existence of the Kurdish question, together with the lack of true parliamentary democracy and the failure to respect individual and collective freedoms, in particular freedom of religion, in that country are insurmountable obstacles to consideration of the possibility of Turkey’s accession to the [European] Community."

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