Karen Ghazaryan

18:08 31.01.2013

"The 100th anniversary is an important landmark in our struggle for
the recognition of the Armenian Genocide," presidential candidate,
incumbent President Serzh Sargsyan said during the meeting with voters
in Abovyan. He expressed confidence that "Turkey will once recognize
the Armenian Genocide."

"I don't expect Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide before the
100th anniversary," President Sargsyan said, adding that in the course
of the past 6-7 months Turkey has been speaking about the Armenian
tsunami, meaning the steps taken ahead of the 100th anniversary of
the Genocide.

Serzh Sargsyan said that "as long as Turkey continues the policy of
denial, we cannot say there is no danger on the part of Turkey."

As for the Nagorno Karabakh settlement, Serzh Sargsyan said "the
status of Artsakh should be determined by its people." "It's hard to
say when this will happen. A favorable atmosphere should be created
for solving the issue," he added.

According to President Sargsyan, it's hard to except any results
in the Karabakh settlement process, when the Azerbaijani side is
cynically declaring that Yerevan is a historic Azerbaijani land.