Anatolia News Agency, Turkey
Dec 1 2006

Turkey condemns Argentinian resolution on "Armenian genocide"


Ankara, 1 December: Turkey has condemned approval of a resolution on
so-called Armenian genocide [passed] by Argentinian House of
Representatives, noting that this initiative did not comply with
historical facts and the international law.

Releasing a statement, Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has
recalled that Buenos Aires House of Representatives adopted a
resolution making 2 April "the day of tolerance and respect among
peoples in the memory of Armenian genocide".

The statement noted, "Turkey offered that 1915 incidents should be
examined by Turkish and Armenian historians but this proposal was not
backed. We condemn the approval of resolutions (by various
parliaments on the so-called Armenian genocide)."

The statement also stressed that Argentina's initiative did not
comply with spirit of bilateral relations between Turkey and
Argentina.