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Armenian president says ready to restart reconciliation with Turkey
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v***@yahoo.com
2015-04-23 01:25:15 UTC
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Armenia's president Serzh Sarksyan said there should be no preconditions in restarting the peace process and would not insist the Turks accept they committed genocide.

No that is not right. There should be one precondition in restarting the peace process.

With the evidence they have to prove what they are claiming agains Turks and Turkiye, Armenians should go to an internationally recognized court of law, or set up an inquiry of honest, independent and un-biased experts themselves, or cooperate with the one proposed by the Turkish government (which is still on the table with $25 million set aside for it) for such inquiry or just shut up.

Armenians are doing none of them. Just because what they are claiming are just fabricated anti-Turkish lies and hate propaganda and can not stand an honest, independent and un-biased scrutiny. Somehow Another and more important reason why Armenians do not want to resolve this issue is that the anti-Turkish hate propaganda efforts are a multi-billion dollar industry for them. They do not want to lose such lucrative business if the issue is settled.

Armenians should know: Innocent until guilty.

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http://www.todayszaman.com/anasayfa_armenian-president-says-ready-to-restart-reconciliation-with-turkey_378702.html

Armenian president says ready to restart reconciliation with Turkey

April 22, 2015, Wednesday/ 23:19:52/ REUTERS / YEREVAN

Armenia's president said on Wednesday he was ready to normalize relations with Turkey, two months after he withdrew peace accords from parliament, blaming a Turkish lack of political will to end 100 years of hostility.

Speaking ahead of Friday's centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks which is at the heart of the countries' animosity, Serzh Sarksyan said there should be no preconditions in restarting the peace process and would not insist the Turks accept they committed genocide.

"We shall at the end of the day establish normal relations with Turkey and establishing those normal relations should be without any preconditions," Sarksyan told a group of foreign journalists.

Armenia, a country of 3.2 million, signed accords with Turkey in October 2009 to establish diplomatic relations and open their land border, but the agreements stalled in the parliaments of both countries, with each side accusing the other of trying to rewrite the texts and setting new conditions.

The deal could bring huge economic gains for landlocked Armenia, burnish Turkey's credentials as an EU candidate and boost its clout in the strategic South Caucasus.

Muslim Turkey accepts many Christian Armenians died in partisan fighting during World War One but denies the Armenian assertion that up to 1.5 million were killed and that it amounted to genocide.

Ahead of the centenary, the pope and the European Parliament angered Ankara by calling the killings genocide. On Wednesday, Turkey called a similar declaration by the Austrian parliament outrageous and said no one should "lecture others on history".

Sarksyan said the reconciliation process could restart "when Turkish leadership is ready to establish normal relations without any preconditions."

He had withdrawn the accords from parliament, he said, to send a "political message" to Turkey.

"The ratification of the protocols is something that we want, but it takes two to tango and it does not only depend on us," he said.

Dozens of government delegations, including the presidents of France, Russia, Serbia and Cyprus are expected to take part in the commemorations on Friday.

US President Barack Obama is not expected to use the word "genocide" in a statement to mark the anniversary , something Sarksyan said was just to avoid angering an important ally.

"We, of course, would want Mr. Obama to use the word genocide in his statement," Sarksyan said.

"It's not that the United States do not recognize the genocide, they just do not want to use this particular word in order not to insult their ally Turkey."
v***@yahoo.com
2015-04-23 01:25:50 UTC
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If it is true that "Armenian groups say up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed during World War I in a systematic genocide campaign perpetrated by the Turkish subject of Ottoman Empire" and Armenians have evidence to prove it, they should go to an internationally recognized court of law, like the World Court, or ICC (International Criminal Court), or set up an inquiry of honest, independent and un-biased experts themselves, or cooperate with the one proposed by the Turkish government (which is still on the table with $25 million set aside for it) for such inquiry or just shut up.

Armenians are doing none of them. Just because what they are claiming are just fabricated anti-Turkish lies and hate propaganda and can not stand an honest, independent and un-biased scrutiny. Somehow Another and more important reason why Armenians do not want to resolve this issue is that the anti-Turkish hate propaganda efforts are a multi-billion dollar industry for them. They do not want to lose such lucrative business if the issue is settled.

While The European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution that refers to the mass killings of Armenians during World War I as "genocide" late on Wednesday (4/15/15) and called on Turkey to end its policy of denial, it was the Europeans and the USA who provoked and urged Armenians subjects of Ottoman empire to rebel and carve up Eastern Anatolia as their homeland (actually never existed) by ethnic cleansing the area off of their Moslem inhabitants (Turks, Kurds, Arabs and others), and helped Armenians with money, weapons, anti-Turkish hate propaganda, diplomatic support, generated totally false cruelties by Turks against Armenians, etc.

The same Europeans and the USA today do not support Turkiye to resolve the issue in a court of law in legal and peaceful ways as Turkiye suggested and set aside $25 million for the expenses. But none of them wants to do that either; only because their sins they proved and urged Armenians to commit against Moslem Ottoman subjects of Eastern Anatolia would be disclosed.

Armenians and their supporters in massacring Turkish subject of Ottoman empire of Easter Anatolia all know well that after the Ottomans lost the war, the British High Commission in Istanbul arrested 144 high Ottoman officials and deported them to Malta for trial on charges of harming the Armenians. While the deportees were interned on Malta, the British appointed an Armenian scholar, Haig Khazarian, to conduct a thorough examination of the Ottoman, British and U.S. records to substantiate the charges. Though granted complete access to all records, Khazarian's corps of investigators discovered an utter lack of evidence demonstrating that the Ottoman officials either sanctioned or encouraged killings of Armenians. The British Procurator General exonerated and released all 144 detainees.

With that kind of indisputable evidence, how can they agree to solve the issue in a court of law in legal and peaceful ways???

Europeans and the USA wanted to demolish Ottoman empire by massacring its Turkish subjects only in Anatolia, Middle East, Northern Africa and Balkans, but not to harm Ottoman Christian subjects. Now Europeans and the USA do not want to resolve the issue in order to keep their sins and dirty laundry covered up, but force Turkiye accept the guilt.

It is easier for them (Europeans and the USA) to massacre Turks and suppress the evidence, and still be called "civilized".
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