ArmInfo. Hysteria continues in Turkey in connection with the adoption by the US Senate of a resolution on the Armenian Genocide.
Thus, responding to this news, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the US Senate resolution "recognition of the events of 1915 in the Ottoman State as the Armenian Genocide" a "political show".
"The Senate resolution is nothing more than a political show. It does not have any legal force," the diplomat wrote on his Twitter, the agency reports Anadolu.
According to the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, the initiators of the adoption by the US Senate of a resolution on the Armenian Genocide are "cowards who manipulate history for political purposes and are afraid to face the truth".
Following Chavushoglu? A statement was made by the Minister of Justice of Turkey, Abdulhamit Gul, who condemned the decision of the US Senate on the events of 1915 in the Ottoman state. "The decision of the members of the upper house of the American Congress does not represent any significance for Turkey and the Turkish people," the minister emphasized during a trip to the eastern province of Van. The head of the Turkish Ministry of Justice called on the United States not to use historical events for political purposes, including on the issue of "contrived Armenian Genocide." According to Gul, such actions will not benefit any state in the world. The minister recalled that Turkey at the leadership level has repeatedly stated its readiness to open its archives to clarify all the events of the last years of the Ottoman state. "Turkey is ready to cooperate with scientists on this issue. We believe in the validity of our position. At the same time, attempts to turn the historical events of a certain" Damocles Sword "are doomed to failure. We do not recognize the decision of American lawmakers, either political, legal or historical points of view, "said Gul. The head of the Ministry of Justice emphasized that the Turkish people are the only ones in the region who have never in history been dependent on other countries. "Countries whose history is full of bloody events have no right to blame Turkey by distorting historical realities," the head of the department added. On the eve of the fourth attempt, the US Senate unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. Resolution No. 150 was initiated and introduced by Senators Robert Menendez and Ted Cruz. The previous three attempts were unsuccessful due to the fact that other senators vetoed the resolution at the request of the White House administration. Ankara has already issued a statement accusing Washington of attempting to politicize history and emphasized that this will negatively affect bilateral relations.
It should be reminded that the House of Representatives of the Congress adopted resolutions on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by a majority of votes on October 29. Turkey then criticized this step of the House of Congress, stressing that it rejects this document.