YEREVAN (Yerkir)–Reacting to a letter issued by a group of students calling themselves the Armenian Youth Party–the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s Youth Organization and the Nigol Aghbalian Student Union issued a statement on May 3 stating–"Nobody has the right to violate the rights of the Armenian people on behalf of the Armenian youth."
According to reports in April 30 issues of the Hayastani Hanrapetutiun and Aravot newspapers–a conference organized by the Armenian Youth Party on April 29–passed a decision to send a letter to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan. The letter–in particular–states: "Mr. Prime Minister: Yes–the Armenian Genocide did happen but today’s Turkey is not responsible for the Genocide."
"Protesting some of the views expressed in the letter–we see it as our duty to once again underscore that today’s Turkey must not only officially recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide–but also compensate the Armenian people. The issue is the restoration of our rights and the justice," the statement concluded.