Ankara takes a step back on the matter of the Armenian genocide

A statement of historical importance was issued by the Turkish prime minister’s communications office regarding the Armenian genocide.

April 24 is the day of commemoration of the events that took place in 1915, which resulted in the annihilation of about 1.5 million Armenians. Ankara has always rejected the recognition of the genocide by many countries such as France.

In a statement, Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks of “inhuman conditions during deportation”. He recognises the mistakes that were made and “honours the memory of all Ottomans, irrespective of their religion and nationality, who lost their lives under similar conditions”.

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