ARMENIAN EXPERT SAYS TURKEY BECAME HOSTAGE OF ITS POLICY

ARMENPRESS
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
YEREVAN

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 29, ARMENPRESS. After the ruling of the
Constitutional Council of France Turkey says it has won but in reality
it has become the hostage of its policy, Turkologist Ruben Melkonyan
told the reporters on Wednesday, stating that the recognition of the
Armenia Genocide is inevitable.

In his words, France has already given its political assessment to the
fact of the Armenian Genocide, recognizing it as undeniable reality.

The other issue is legislative field. "This ruling will promote the
growth of nationalism in Turkey. Members of the Constitutional Council
of France do not reject the fact of the Armenian Genocide but they
are against of giving it a legislative status," he said.

Melkonyan noted that if frank legal approach exists the Constitutional
Council of France should have such ruling over the Holocaust too.

The Turkologist said in case the bill is circulated again, Turkey
will apply all the rest tools. He said Sarkozy will use the bill in
the pre-electoral period to show that he keeps his promise.

"Steps made by Turkey promote wider discussion of the Armenian Genocide
with it increasing the number of countries learning about this crime,"
he said.