TURKEY MUST PROVIDE FINANCIAL AND MORAL RESTITUTION–SAYS ARF’S MANOYAN
A new coalition of Eastern Studies Experts–who have united to examine the Armenian Case–met on Tuesday at Yerevan State University to discuss the Armenian Case in a contemporary light–and priorities of Armenian National Committee (ANC) offices. Armenian Revolutionay Federation (ARF) Bureau Political and Hai Tahd Office Director Giro Manoyan–presented the activities of the Washington–DC–Moscow–and Brussels ANC offices that primarily advance Armenian Genocide recognition issues–and strive to protect the rights of Armenia’s in Mountainous Karabagh Republic and Javakhk.
Various countries have already passed legislation recognizing the Armenian Genocide–informed Manoyan–but the ANC strives to gain the support of an increasing number of countries.
Speaking about the Turkish Armenian Reconciliation Commission (TARC)–Manoyan said that it counters the work of the ANC–not because the ARF opposes reconciliation–but objects to TARC’s approach. "Nowhere in the purpose of that commission is the recognition of the Armenian Genocide."
Addressing the recent denial of the Armenian Genocide by the UK Ambassador to Armenia–Manoyan found her actions not only unacceptable but also offensive to all Armenia’s. "It is nothing but failed diplomacy," he said. The ambassador’s statement that the 1915 massacre of more than one million Armenia’s in Ottoman Turkey was not a genocide–has cause worldwide fury among Armenia’s.
"The Armenian National Committee’s priority is to convince the international community that Turkey is responsible for the Armenian Genocide–and is obligated to provide both moral and financial restitution," concluded Manoyan.