by Karina Manukyan
European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule welcomed statement of Turkish PM Erdogan on Armenians.
"Welcome statement of PM Erdogan on Armenians, reconciliation is key EU value. Hope steps in this spirit will follow," he tweeted, as Russian mass media reported.
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan made first in the history message addressing Armenians on the "events of 1915".
"The 24th of April carries a particular significance for our Armenian citizens and for all Armenians around the world, and provides a valuable opportunity to share opinions freely on a historical matter," says the statement where he spoke about "shared pain" of the First World War.