Armenians react to Erdogan’s statement not recognising the 1915 genocide

The message of condolences that Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed for the first time on the occasion of the day of remembrance of the Armenian Genocide, was met with mixed reactions, with Armenia reacting strongly.

“In Erdogan’s statement there are the well known positions of the Turkish propaganda. We actually expect something different from Turkey,” Yerevan said, rejecting the condolences message.

However, the deputy of the patriarchal seat of the Armenians in Istanbul, Monsignor Aram Atesyan, said “it is a moving historical statement, which eased our pain”.

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