Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the remarks by Greek President Karolos Papoulias targeting Turkey during Armenian President Serzh Sargsian's visit to Athens were a mere distortion of historical facts.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Friday, "remarks by Greek President Papoulias targeting Turkey, while Armenian President Sargsian was visiting Athens are a mere distortion of historical facts, do not reflect common sense and are not befitting with the esteemed office from which they emanate."
"Turkish and Greek governments with their common political will, exert their utmost in order to give a new impetus to Turkish-Greek relations. It is therefore a reasonable expectation for authorities to refrain from such statements which would damage this atmosphere. We urge those who make such statements to earnestly review our common recent past and examine historical facts without distorting them, while duly analyzing the contractual situation," the Ministry added.