FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH RECOGNIZES ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Yerevan, May 2. ArmInfo. The brother of US President George Bush,
the Governor of Florida Jeb Bush has designated Apr 24 as Armenian
Martyrs Day, reports Hurriyet.

In his official proclamation Jeb Bush says that "the Ottoman Turks were
responsible for a mass extermination of an estimated one and a half
million Armenians that began Apr 24, 1915 and continued until 1923."

The source also reminds that earlier the Governor of California Arnold
Schwarzenegger proclaimed Apr 24-29 as Week of Remembrance of the
Armenian Genocide.

Meanwhile, US President George Bush has not to date used the word
"genocide" in his statements despite huge pressure on him.