ArmInfo.The Turkish government continues to insist that there was no Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.
Thus, on the eve of the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Turkish government made another statement, which is quoted by Azerbaijani Trend.
Thus, the Turkish executive authority publicly stated that allegedly they say Armenia is "afraid" to open its archives in 1915, because after that the whole world will receive evidence that the events of 1915 are not genocide, but "extermination and genocide of the Muslim population in the Ottoman empire by the Armenians. " At the same time, the Turkish government forgot that the documentary evidence of the Armenian Genocide is presented in the Genocide Museum Institute in Tsitsernakaberd, and anyone, including the Turks, can come and familiarize themselves with this documentation.
Turkey also complained that Armenia refused to set up a joint independent commission to investigate the events of that period. "Ankara addressed Yerevan in 2005 on the opening of the archives of 1915 and the creation of an independent commission. If the events of 1915 were really an Armenian genocide, Yerevan would be ready to open these archives," the Turkish government assured, justify the policy of denial pursued by Ankara for decades.
At the same time, the Turkish government went further and assured that all the claims of the Armenians regarding the events of 1915 do not have a legal basis. "In the archives of Turkey, there are thousands of facts about how Armenian gangs, with the support of external forces, killed civilians in the provinces of Agra, Kars, Erzrum, Van, as well as Turkish government officials during the Ottoman Empire," the Turkish government said, forgetting to mention as millions of Armenians, Assyrians and Pontic Greeks were brutally murdered or deported from their original places of residence.
For more convincing, the Turkish executive body stressed that, unlike Turkey, they say that there is still hostility and hatred towards the Turks in Armenia.
"While not a single Turk lives in Armenia, Armenians live in Turkey peacefully and without any problems. Multinationality is one of the main assets of Turkey," the Turkish government said, concluding by saying that all actions Armenian lobby against Turkey, in the first place, harm the interests of Armenians, who live in "poverty" in Armenia itself.
"The Armenian authorities, instead of thinking about the benefits of the genocide industry, should think about the future of their people. If the Armenian lobby believes that by influencing the parliaments of Western countries, it can somehow put pressure on Ankara, then it is greatly mistaken. Yerevan simply will not be able to normalize relations with Ankara, making claims of genocide, "concluded the Turkish government.