Turkey: French declaration on 1915 events null and void

Baku, February 6, AZERTAC

Turkey Wednesday strongly condemned French President Emmanuel Macron’s declaration of April 24 as a national day marking the so-called Armenian genocide, according to Anadolu Agency.

“Allegations of a so-called Armenian genocide are political lies lacking any legal basis, contrary to historical facts. They are null and void for Turkey,” Ibrahim Kalin, Turkish presidential spokesman, said in a statement.

Stating that Turkey will never give opportunity to those who try to breed hatred and enmity by distorting history, he said: “No one can accuse Turkey of a crime it did not commit and cannot defame our history.”

“Turkey will continue to support all kinds of well-intentioned efforts to enlighten the events that took place during World War I with an approach of shared pain and fair memory,” Kalin said.

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