BRUSSELS — The European Parliament on April 15 overwhelmingly passed a Resolution on the Armenian Genocide centennial.

The resolution, supported by all main political groups, says the European Parliament “joins the commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide in a spirit of European solidarity and justice.”

It also says Ankara should open its archives and “come to terms with its past, to recognize the Armenian genocide,” and pave the way for a genuine reconciliation between Turkish and Armenian peoples. It also urges Turkey to “normalize relations with Armenia”.

The Resolution also commended the statement by Pope Francis on 12 April honoring the centenary of the genocide

Turkey was quick to dismiss the resolution even before the vote, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying on April 15 that “whatever decision the European Parliament takes on Armenian genocide claims, it would go in one ear and out the other.”

Erdogan said it was “out of the question for there to be a stain, a shadow called ‘genocide’ on Turkey.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

NKR Defense Ministry: Azerbaijani army Suffers 20 More Losses in Frontline Clashes

STEPANAKERT — Azerbaijan’s army suffered 20 losses and had about 60-80 wounded…

6 More COVID-19 Patients Die in Armenia

YEREVAN — Armenia’s Ministry Health reports the number of positive COVID-19 cases…

Catholicos Vazken I Scrapbook Gifted to the Western Diocese Museum

BURBANK — A scrapbook documenting the first pontifical visit of a Catholicos…

Armenian Bar Association to Honor Justice Chuck Poochigian in Fresno

Fresno was the beginning of the new world for the early generations…