FIRST OF ALL - GENOCIDE RECOGNITION

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| 12:48:57 | 01-09-2005 | Politics |

The commission of April 24 of the Armenian organizations of Netherlands
sent in a petition to the Chairman of the Standing Commission for
European Affairs of the Dutch parliament with the demand to include
the Armenian Genocide recognition and opening of the Armenian-Turkish
border in the EU-Turkey negotiation agenda.

The petition says that after the resolution adopted by the EU on
December 17, 2004 on opening the negotiations with Turkey on October 3,
2005 Turkey still pursues the Genocide denial policy not only within
the country but also in the European structures.

The petition also says that since establishment of normal relations
with the neighbor states is one of the Copenhagen criteria Turkey
should open the borders with Armenia till the start of the negotiations
thus promoting the establishment of diplomatic relations with the
republic.