Former ambassadors protest the apologizing campaign to Armenians in Turkey

Former ambassadors protest the apologizing campaign to Armenians in Turkey
# 16 December 2008 10:22 (UTC +04:00)
Nearly 60 former ambassadors issued statement against the signature campaign, APA quotes the Turkish newspapers. The diplomats, including leaders of main oppositional party – Republican People’s Party (CHP) Onur Oymen and Shukru Elekdagh, estimated the apologizing campaign as a misplaced, wrong and anti-historical and anti-national action. “This wrong and unilateral step is disrespect to our history and betrayal of our people killed in massacres committed by the Armenian terrorist organizations in the last period of Ottoman Empire. It is true that Armenian migration caused some painful results under the war conditions in 1915, but Turkish people suffered not less Armenians as a result of Armenian rebel and terror. Armenians have taken the side of our enemies since the second half of 19th century, then in the World War I and early years of the Salvation War and committed savageries against our people in Anatolia, which were described in the local and foreign archive materials”.

It was reminded in the statement that Armenians restarted their terrorist activities in 1973, killed Turkish diplomats and then occupied Azerbaijani lands expelling one million people from their homelands. “It is interesting, are those people, who made so stupid step like apologizing campaign, thinking about apologizing for the victims of Armenian terror and oppression? They must achieve apologizing from Armenians for killing of Turkish diplomats and their families in the near past before initiating the apologizing to Armenians and justifying their claims. These killers are still alive and remain unpunished because they found refuge in Armenia or other countries”.
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