by Ashot Safaryan
Vice-speaker of the Armenian parliament, Edward Sharmazanov, has called on Ankara to be impartial when assessing historical reality.
When commenting on Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's statement on the Armenian genocide, Sharmazanov told journalists that Ankara should follow example of Germany, which was mensch enough to recognize the Holocaust. "When assessing historical events, Ankara should be impartial and fully react at reality", - Sharmazanov said.
At the April 23 meeting of the Parliament, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered condolences to the descendants of the Armenian Genocide victims but qualified the Genocide as events in early XX century.
To recall, Armenia and Turkey lack diplomatic relations and the 330 km border between the two countries has been closed since 1993 on Ankara's initiative. The complicated relations between the counties are explained by the fact that Turkey supports Azerbaijani stance on the Karabakh problem and vehemently reacts to the process of international recognition of the Armenian Genocide 1915.