DIALOGUE WITH THE ARMENIAN DIASPORA INSTEAD OF COMMITTEE OF HISTORIANS?

Panorama.am
19/04/2010

Turkey is trying to substitute the non-formed format of the committee
of historians for a dialogue with the Armenian Diaspora and discuss
the Armenian Genocide issue, ARF Dashnaktsutyun member Vahan
Hovhannisyan told reporters, commenting on Turkish Foreign Minister
Ahmet Davutoglu's statement over starting dialogue with the Diaspora.

"They cannot do it with Armenia, so, they have decided to try it with
the Diaspora," he said.

Perhaps Turkey wants to evolve the dialogue with ARF, with the latter
being a supporter of tough line, Vahan Hovhannisyan said.

"We are open for any dialogues and discussions, but the Armenian
Genocide issue cannot be a subject to discussion for us," he said,
adding that it's up to the Diaspora central committees to decide
whether to hold talks with Turkey or not.