The conference on “Armenia: The fate of one nation” was opened by Vice President of the Romanian Academy Dan Berindei.
Historian, author of “The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History” Raymond Kevorkian referred to the Young Turks’ policy of exile and annihilation of Armenians.
In a report titled “Denial as a National Security Issue” Turkish historian Taner Akcam commented on the denialist policy of the contemporary Turkish government and its negative influences on the domestic and foreign arenas.
The ex-President of Romania, Ion Iliescu, welcomed the participation of Armenian and Turkish historians in the conference, noting that it’s very important for reaching a mutual understanding on a number of complex issues.
On May 27 Taner Akcam and Raymond Kevorkian had a meeting with the faculty and students of the History Department of the Bucharest University. The Romanian translation of Taner Akcam’s book titled “Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of the Turkish Responsibility” was presented at the Museum of the Romanian Peasant.
The event was organized by the Union of Romanian Armenians and the Armenian Diocese of Romania.