Turkey Sets up Committee to ‘Disprove’ Genocide Using Armenian Archives

(Marmara/Cumhuriyet)–In its constant search for new ways to deny the Armenian genocide–Turkey has set up a committee to "disprove" the Armenian genocide by using documen’s from Armenian and Russian archives.

The former president of occupied Northern Cyprus Rauf Denktas–has been appointed president of the committee’s 50-member advisory board–which includes representatives of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP)–the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)–True Path Party (DYP)–Nationalist Movement Party (MHP)–Homeland Party (YP)–Workers’ Party (IP)–as well as several elected officials–university professors–and representatives of various organizations.

The committee met Wednesday at Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul to outline future activities. The committee plans to organize a movement called "Talat Pasha Operation" in Berlin so as to "refute Armenian lies about the Genocide" in front of the international community.

Denktas told the committee–"We’re not trying to create hostility. We’re trying to turn hostility created by Armenia’s into friendship."


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