Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
by Nana Martirosyan
The current Turkish authorities must recognize the Armenian Genocide so as not to leave this problem to the coming generations. If they continue their denial policy, they will commit a no less grievous crime than the Young Turks did in their time, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov said on Wednesday while commenting on Turkish President Abdullah Gul's last statement.
"The genocide that was committed against 1.5mln Armenians in their homeland was a true crime against humanity. We must not forget such crimes as forgotten crimes give rise to new crimes, such as Holocaust," Sharmazanov said.
To remind, at a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande in Ankara, Gul urged Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora "to leave the pains of the past behind and not to pass them from generation to generation."