Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan brushed off Ankara's condolences, accusing Turkey of "utter denial" in failing to recognize the World War I mass killings of Armenians as genocide.As noted before, it's pretty obvious Erdogan isn't interested in genuine recognition of the past sins committed by his Islamofascist predecessors, and doubled back on the signs he doesn't mean what he says. So Armenia's politicians and residents are right to be wary and reject Erdogan's double-talk.
Up to 1.5 million people died in the massacre, and many consider it the first genocide of the 20th century. Armenia wants Turkey to recognize it as genocide, but Ankara has categorically rejected the term, insisting instead that up to 500,000 Armenians died as a result of fighting and starvation during World War I. [...]
Leading members of Armenia's diaspora have accused Erdogan of being more interested in seeking to derail recognition of the Armenian genocide than wanting cordial relations.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
ARMENIA CALLS ERDOGAN'S "CONDOLENCES" A POLITICAL PLOY
If there's anyone in the political world who isn't fooled by Erdogan's alleged condolence for victims of Turkey's genocide during WW1, it's Armenia:
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