Hurriyet, Turkey
Dec 2 2004

ANKARA SHOCKED BY SLOVAKIA'S `GENOCIDE' RESOLUTION

Shocked on Tuesday by a surprise Slovakian Parliament resolution
urging recognition of the so-called Armenian genocide, the Foreign
Ministry demanded an explanation from Slovakia's Embassy in Ankara.
Embassy officials replied that they were also shocked by the
development, adding that it is not a binding resolution. Foreign
Minister Abdullah Gul is expected to summon the Slovakian ambassador
for a more in-depth briefing after returning to Turkey from his
current visit to Slovenia. The decision is entirely ignorant of
history, charged Foreign Ministry officials. /Hurriyet/