Turkey condemns Belgian parliament's resolution recognizing Armenian genocide

Turkey condemns Belgian parliament
# 24 July 2015 15:51 (UTC +04:00)

According to the Turkish MFA, the decision “has distorted the historical facts and disregarded the law” and affected profoundly the bilateral relations.

“It is difficult to comprehend that at a period when Europe is facing serious challenges including the economic crisis, the House of Representatives is spending its efforts, needed to ensure the welfare of its citizens, on an issue alien to the nature of the Turkish-Belgian relations and on which there is no historical, legal, academic or political consensus and it is acting as if it is its flag-bearer,” the statement reads, adding that the decision does not serve “to the interests of Turkish-Armenian reconciliation in any way”.

As reported earlier, an Armenian genocide resolution was adopted by a voting Thursday at the plenary session of the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium.