Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Turkey rejects Trump's description of 1915 events

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Ray Hunter | 27 April, 2018, 00:59

Armenians and Turks held demonstrations Tuesday in front of the Turkish embassy in the US capital to mark the 103rd anniversary of the events of 1915 during the First World War, Anadolu Agency reports.

Turkey on Wednesday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's "inaccurate expressions and the subjective interpretation of history" regarding the 1915 events, according to a statement by the Foreign Ministry.

"The Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic condemns the crimes against humanity carried out by the Nazis during the Second World War on the Jewish, Roma and Slavic populations in the controlled territories, the genocide of Armenians and other national and religious minorities in the Ottoman Empire during World War I", reads the resolution, which passed with 104 votes.

The statement reminded President Trump that "during the same period more than 500,000 Muslims were slaughtered as a result of the events in which Armenian insurgents took part".

The president offered condolences to the families of Ottoman Armenians who lost their lives during the 1915 events.

More than 100 USA lawmakers signed a letter calling on Trump to acknowledge during this year's anniversary that Meds Yeghern was genocide.

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"We also want to remember all those who helped victims, all those who helped rebuild Armenian civilization and culture". Trump recalled that in the last years of the Ottoman Empire in its territory were killed 1.5 million Armenians.

"As we honor the memory of those who suffered, we also reflect on our commitment to ensure that such atrocities are not repeated", the president said.

April 24 at the same time reminds us about our greatest losses and the fact how firm, unbending and vital we are. We underscore the importance of acknowledging and reckoning with painful elements of the past as a necessary step towards creating a more tolerant future.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, an Armenian-American, tweeted an old photo of herself in Armenia and praised global demonstrations calling for the genocide to be recognized.

On this solemn day, we stand with the Armenian people throughout the world in honoring the memory of those lost and commit to work together to build a better future.

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