Turkish Press
April 28 2005

Baykal Okayed Erdogan's Proposal To Kocharian

ANTALYA - Deniz Baykal, the leader of the main opposition Republican
People's Party (CHP), qualified the proposal made by Turkish Prime
Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Armenian President Robert Kocharian
(to form a joint committee comprised of historians of the two
countries to examine the archives) as positive.

Baykal told A.A correspondent, ''this proposal is the common proposal
of CHP and the government. And, I think some developments may occur
in coming days.''

''We are ready to open our archives, and we are not evading from the
realities of the past. We want this topic be researched,'' said

Baykal added that Turkish citizens living in Europe should be
informed, and take action against the initiatives in these countries
aiming at recognizing the so-called Armenian genocide allegations.