The President of Turkey expressed his condolences to the relatives of Armenians killed during the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire

Президент Турции выразил соболезнования родственникам армян, погибших во время геноцида в Османской империи

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his condolences to the relatives of Armenians killed in 1915 in Constantinople, reported Anadolu news Agency.

A letter to the Turkish leader read out in Istanbul, the vicar of the Patriarch of Constantinople of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Archbishop Aram Ateshyan.

In circulation Erdogan stressed that Turkey is the place where I share the grief of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and honor their memory. In addition, it is noted that politicization through the rhetoric of hatred is an attempt of separating two peoples who share a common history and traditions, the Agency said. The Turkish President stressed that the long history of coexistence of the Turkish and Armenian cultures should not be forgotten, is spoken in the message of Agency.

We will remind, Charles Aznavour and George Clooney in Yerevan tribute to the victims of the Armenian genocide.

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On April 24, Armenians throughout the world honor the victims of the 1915 genocide in Ottoman Turkey. The first in the modern history of mankind mass destruction of people on ethnic grounds have killed more than 1.5 million Armenians.

The fact of the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey is recognized by many States.

The first fact of the Armenian genocide in 1965, Uruguay was recognized, then France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Vatican, Bolivia, Czech Republic, Austria, Luxembourg. The Armenian genocide was also recognized by the European Parliament and the world Council of churches.

Of the 50 States of the United States 44 the state has officially recognized and condemned the Armenian genocide and declared April 24 Day of remembrance of the victims of the Armenian genocide. The state Duma adopted in 1995 a resolution “About the condemnation of the Armenian genocide of 1915-1922, in its historic homeland — in Western Armenia”. Turkey allegations of the mass extermination of the Armenians does not recognize.