ArmInfo. On April 22, the Chairman of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs Vardan Vardanyan met with members of the German organization "Union against Genocide".
Welcoming the guests in the parliament, V. Vardanyan stressed the importance of the organization's efforts in the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Turkey. According to the chairman of the committee, at the heart of the genocide lies misanthropy, against which relentless struggle is necessary. "In 1930-1940, Germany was a developed, civilized country, but as a result of misanthropic propaganda, the Holocaust happened," said the deputy. He noted that recognition and appeal to the past for the Turkish people is a pledge to build a just and democratic state. According to him, in the XXI century it is impossible to live with a clear conscience, without turning to own history.
The chairman of the organization "Union Against Genocide" Ali Ertem said that their structure is fighting for the restoration of justice.
"For 20 years in a row we have been struggling to make Turkey to recognise the Armenian Genocide. We are trying to keep this issue on the agenda of Turkey," he said. According to Mr. Ertem, their organization is also fighting to restore the fair trial of the Pontic Greeks, Assyrians, Yezidis and other peoples subjected to genocide in the territory of Asia Minor. Turkish human rights activist assured that their struggle will be consistent.
The meeting was attended by German students of different ages. The chairman of the organization noted that the new generation should know the whole truth about the Armenian Genocide. On April 24, they will visit the memorial in Tsitsernakaberd - to participate in the procession with torches. At the end of the meeting, Ali Ertem presented the chairman of the committee a book on the Armenian Genocide in German and large-format photos.