BULGARIAN MP: BULGARIA HAS REFUSED TO DISCUSS THE DRAFT RESOLUTION ON ARMENIAN GENOCIDE UNDER ANKARA'S PRESSURE

by Tatevik Shahunyan

Friday, April 24, 00:02

The head of the Bulgarian Parliament has banned the discussion of the
draft resolution on the Armenian Genocide. The discussion was to have
taken place on April 24.

In his speech at the Public and Political Global Forum Against the
Crime of Genocide in Yerevan on April 23, Volen Siderov, a Bulgarian
MP, said that the debates on the document were to take place on April
24, but the Parliament has decided to cancel the debates.

The MP claimed that the Bulgarian Parliament's decision was influenced
by the Turkish Embassy's pressure. "However, I qualify it as a
heavy-handed intervention in the internal affairs of Bulgaria,"
he said. Siderov added that history cannot be edited or changed,
it should be acknowledged to avoid recurrence of dark pages.

To note, Bulgaria itself suffered from the Ottoman oppression. During
the Balkan war, numerous prominent Armenians led by Andranik Ozanyan
fought on Bulgaria's side against Turkey.

http://www.arminfo.am/index.cfm?objectid=BE92E460-E9F3-11E4-94170EB7C0D21663