International Ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgic referred to as on the European Parliament to behave in keeping with political ethics and worldwide legislation, concerning the EP’s claims on 1915 occasions.
Bilgic was responding to a query a couple of report on European Union-Armenia relations ready by EP on March 15, 2023.
He famous that the legislative physique “continues to insist on baseless claims” concerning the 1915 incidents.
“These views, which don’t accord with historic info and authorized norms are null and void for us,” Bilgic stated, including that Türkiye calls on the EP to behave in keeping with political ethics quite than repeating one-sided and baseless allegations.
Türkiye objects to presenting the 1915 incidents as “genocide,” and as a substitute describes the occasions as a tragedy during which each Turks and Armenians suffered casualties within the warmth of World Struggle I.
Ankara has repeatedly proposed the creation of a joint fee of historians from Türkiye and Armenia underneath the supervision of worldwide consultants to look at the difficulty.
Türkiye’s place on the 1915 occasions is that the deaths of Armenians in japanese Anatolia happened when some sided with invading Russians and revolted towards Ottoman forces. A subsequent relocation of Armenians resulted in quite a few casualties, made worse by massacres performed by militaries and militia teams from each side. The mass arrests of distinguished Ottoman Armenian politicians, intellectuals and different neighborhood members suspected of hyperlinks with separatist teams, harboring nationalist sentiments and being hostile to Ottoman rule occurred within the then-capital metropolis of Istanbul on April 24, 1915. The date is commemorated as the start of later atrocities.