German genocide motion an imperialist agenda

Letter to Turkish president says issue has nothing to do with Germany, writes the Armenian patriarch

German genocide motion an imperialist agenda

World Bulletin / News Desk

Istanbul’s Armenian Patriarch on Tuesday condemned the politicization of the deaths of Ottoman Armenians in 1915 following a German resolution calling the killings genocide.

In a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Archbishop Aram Atesyan said: “Like we have expressed many times before, it is really sad that a pain which created trauma among the Armenian people is used in the political arena.”

The archbishop said it was unacceptable for the representatives of German citizens to express an opinion or make laws on an issue that has nothing to do with the German people saying that  "Armenians are being used by the imperialist powers of the UN" for a decision 

The letter is the latest development following the Bundestag’s symbolic motion last week referring to the deaths of Armenians during World War I as genocide.

Turkey has always acknowledged the tragedy of deaths on both sides in eastern Anatolia when some of the Ottoman Armenian population rose up in support of invading Russian forces. It has repeatedly called for the creation of an international commission of historians to resolve the dispute.

 

Last Mod: 08 Haziran 2016, 19:46
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