by Marianna Mkrtchyan
The world must be ready to learn the truth about the events of 1915, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan said during a conference of diplomats.
TRT Haber quotes him as saying that in order to understand what is going on today, one should more often refer to history. "To forget history is a crime," Erdogan said.
Now that the 100th year of the Armenian Genocide is near, more and more such crucial statements are being made.
The Armenian-Turkish protocols signed in Zurich on Oct 10 2009 suggested forming a commission of independent historians. Turkey was thereby trying to turn the Armenian Genocide into a historical issue. But the protocols were not ratified because of Ankara's preconditions.
Turkey's official position on the Armenian Genocide is that the events of 1915 were a result of WW1.