Turkey slams European Parliament’s call to recognize ‘Armenian genocide’

Armenian children during WW I in Turkey. Source.

Turkish Foreign Ministry on March 14 slammed the human rights report adopted by the European Parliament, saying that the report lacked historical reality and legal basis.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Tanju Bilgiç said in a written statement that the report interpreted the event with a one-sided approach and disregarded Turkey’s realistic and constructive initiatives relating to the matter.

The European Parliament adopted on March 12 the Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2013.

Article 77 of the report called “ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, on all the member states to legally acknowledge it, and encourages the member states and the EU institutions to contribute further to its recognition”…

  • BillyHW

    How could they have committed the Armenian Genocide when they were busy walking on the moon?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Is Turkey still interested in joining the EU?

    • Frau Katze

      They are officially, yet it seems to be growing unrealistic as Erdogan becomes more and more dictatorial. Still, the EU leaders are so stupid I don’t know they can figure out how to get out of bed in the morning.

      • Rosenmops

        …the EU leaders are so stupid I don’t know they can figure out how to get out of bed in the morning.

        Truer words were never spoken.

    • Alain

      Yes, and it is the same Turkey that is our trusted NATO “ally”. As for the EU it appears to be as much, if not more, the EU determined to have Turkey join. I guess they feel they need more Muslims.

  • winniec

    EU is to be commended for putting pressure on Turkey. Turkey is doing nothing to stop ISIS and is not a team player. The world needs to turn up the heat on Turkey. Perhaps the shame of denial will eventually sink in.

    • Frau Katze

      Erdogan is shameless. He is a megalomaniac.

  • felis gracilis

    What about the genocide of the Ottoman Greeks? Will the EU recognize this as well?


    • Alain

      The paternal grandparents of one of my sons-in-law were able to flee to Russia to escape the genocide. Later of course they had to flee from Russia that was falling to the communists, and his father managed to make it to Canada while other siblings found refuge in Australia.