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Turkey lashes out at Trump statement on Armenian Remembrance Day

panorama.am04/25th/2020, 6:48
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Turkey lashes out at Trump statement on Armenian Remembrance Day

Turkey on Friday responded to a statement by US President Donald Trump about the Armenian Remembrance Day in which he used the Armenian term "Meds Yeghern," to describe the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

In a written statement, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said Trump's remarks were based on the "subjective" narrative of Armenians trying to turn the issue into a "dogma," Anadolu news agency reported.
The ministry said it rejected Trump's "claims," which it said catered to domestic political motives. It also accused Trump's statement of ignoring the "suffering" of morethan 500,000 Muslims killed at the time by Armenians, calling for this understanding to be "changed."

The ministry further noted that Turkey's proposal to establish a joint historical commission to examine the 1915 events was still on the table. Arguing that "radical Armenians" sought to eliminate this proposal in a bid to have their own responsibility in the events forgot...

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