Turkey must recognize Armenian genocide – Francois Hollande

Turkey must recognize Armenian genocide – Francois Hollande

YEREVAN, May 13. / ARKA /. Turkey must recognize the Armenian Genocide, French President Francois Hollande said today in Yerevan in comments on a statement by Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on April 23 in which he offered condolences to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War One by Ottoman soldiers.

"I always try to find something positive in such signs ... But it is vital that the annihilation of Armenians were recognized as genocide," said Hollande during a joint press conference with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.

Francois Hollande has accepted the invitation of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to participate in the commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian genocide to be marked in 2015.

"I will arrive in Yerevan to attend the 100th anniversary of the genocide. It will mean France’s participation at the highest level to remember this horrific genocide," he said. -0-

15:25 13.05.2014

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