Shavarsh Kocahryan on Turkey’s reaction

Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia, Shavarsh Kocahryan has answered a question of concerning Turkey’s reaction to a U.S. Senate Committee resolution on the Armenian Genocide.

Question: Mr Kocharyan, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said the Committee had acted beyond its position, competence and responsibility by adopting a “hastily and ineptly prepared” draft resolution. In fact, Turkey distorted facts and made dubious arguments. How would you comment Turkey’s statement?

Answer: Turkey’s reaction to the historical fact shows once again how important and urgent the international recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide is, especially in the context of prevention of crimes against humanity.