ARMENIANS OF THE NETHERLANDS DEMAND INCLUSION OF ISSUE ON RECOGNITION
OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE INTO EU-TURKEY NEGOTIATIONS

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 1. ARMINFO. Commission of the Federation of Armenian
Organizations of the Netherlands has sent a petition to Chairman of
the Standing Commission for Europe Van Heterine for inclusion of the
issues on recognition of Armenian Genocide and lifting the blockade of
the borders with Armenia by official Ankara into negotiation process
with Turkey for the latter's admission to the EU.

The State Commission for Measures timed to the 90th Anniversary of
Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in 1915 informs ARMINFO that the
petition says that neglecting of these issues will not contribute to
establishment of good- neighbored relations between Armenia and Turkey
and will not lead the negotiations to positive results. The source says
that the Resolution of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
dated 2004 urges for regular raising of the issue of recognition of
Armenian Genocide within the frameworks of the EU-Turkey negotiations.