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The world must be ready to learn the truth about the events of 1915: Turkish PM

  • by Marianna Mkrtchyan

  • Wednesday, January 15, 17:43

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.

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