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Marianna Mkrtchyan

Turkish Foreign Ministry reacted sharply to adoption of resolution on  Armenian Genocide by Czech Senate

Turkish Foreign Ministry reacted sharply to adoption of resolution on  Armenian Genocide by Czech Senate

ArmInfo.The Turkish Foreign Ministry reacted sharply to the adoption of a resolution by the Senate of the Czech Republic on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and condemning the crimes against humanity committed  during the two world wars, including the Armenian Genocide.

Thus,  as the press service of Turkish MFA reports, the statement in  particular notes: < Resolution of the Senate of the Czech Republic  adopted on May 20 concerning the events of 1915 indicates that the  twisted mentality built on the one sided baseless discourses which  damaged the relations of the two countries in 2017 is still effective  in the Czech Republic.  Adoption of the Resolution at a time when the  whole world is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic with a few  number of members in the Senate, also demonstrates the insidious  mentality behind it.  It is not possible to attribute a meaning  further than a historical controversy to the events of 1915, as ruled  out by the European Court of Human Rights in the articles 173 and 231  of its decison in 2015 and as reiterated in a second decision in  2017.  Attempts to define a historical issue in line with politics  and the interest of certain circles cannot be accepted.  Resolution  of the Senate of the Czech Republic adopted on May 20 concerning the  events of 1915 indicates that the twisted mentality built on the one  sided baseless discourses which damaged the relations of the two  countries in 2017 is still effective in the Czech Republic.  Adoption  of the Resolution at a time when the whole world is struggling with  the coronavirus pandemic with a few number of members in the Senate,  also demonstrates the insidious mentality behind it.  It is not  possible to attribute a meaning further than a historical controversy  to the events of 1915, as ruled out by the European Court of Human  Rights in the articles 173 and 231 of its decison in 2015 and as  reiterated in a second decision in 2017.  Attempts to define a  historical issue in line with politics and the interest of certain  circles cannot be accepted.  We hope those who are willing to  approach history unilaterally, take into consideration the  understanding of our President sharing the common sufferings in his  letter to Armenian Patriarch of Turkey sent on 24 April 2020.  We  call the Parliament of the Czech Republic to respect the provisions  of the Lausanne Peace Treaty, international court decisions and the  historical and present sources of international law.  This  resolution, which we deem null and void, is nothing but futile  attempts of those who are trying to rewrite history in the pursuit of  their daily political interests.  We have noted the Minister of  Foreign Affairs, Tomas Petricek's statement that this resolution does  not reflect the position of the government>.

To note, on April 25, 2017, the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech  Republic adopted a resolution on the recognition and condemnation of  the Armenian Genocide. Before the Czech legislature recognized this  crime against humanity, President of the Czech Republic  Milos  Zeeman, repeatedly made statements condemning the Armenian Genocide  in Ottoman Turkey. According to him, the Armenian Genocide is one of  the worst atrocities of our time. 

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