Turkey condemns recognition of 1915 events in Italy

Baku, April 11, AZERTAC

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday strongly condemned the passing of a motion by Italy’s parliament to recognize the 1915 events in Armenia as 'genocide', Anadolu Agency reported.

“The motion of the Italian House of Representatives dated April 10, 2019 is a new example of the use of Armenian claims as a tool for domestic political interest,” the ministry said in a statement. “We strongly condemn this move.”

The ministry noted that the proposal was prepared by Italy’s far-right Lega party.

“Essentially known, the Armenian allegations being brought up before the elections or in the context of opposition to Turkey clearly reveals the political nature of these allegations and that they are inconsistent with the historical facts.

“These efforts are not only beneficial to no side but also stonewall the way for good-faith initiatives,” the statement added.

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