NICOSIA (Tseka)—President of the House of Representatives Marios Garoyian on Tuesday stressed the responsibilities of the international community in regard to Turkey’s crime of the Armenian Genocide saying that if Turkey had been punished for that crime, the Turkish invasion against Cyprus may not had taken place.
Describing Turkey as an international terrorist, he called upon Ankara to admit its crime and apologize to humanity for it.
If Turkey had been punished for its enormous crime of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, the Turkish invasion against Cyprus may not have taken place, he stressed, addressing Tuesday a school event entitled Armenian Genocide from the past to the present.
Garoyian stressed the responsibilities of the international community, saying that the Armenian Genocide must be condemned and recognized by all and called upon Turkey to admit its crime and apologize to the Armenian people and all humanity.
He went on to add that the international community’s failure to punish Turkey increases Ankara’s intransigence and described Turkey as an international terrorist, who, through military power, attempts to impose its rule on neighbors and non-neighbors alike.
As long as Turkey remains unpunished, the international community has no right to be proud of today’s world order, he stressed, adding that the international community should feel as an accomplice as long as the Armenian Genocide and other ethnic cleansing crimes of Turkey remain unpunished.
He recalled that Cyprus was the first country to raise the issue in the 1960s before the UN General Assembly, asking for an international condemnation of the Genocide and said that the Cypriot House of Representatives as well as the Greek Parliament were among the first parliaments to have condemned it.