TURKPA Secretary General expressed concern over the acknowledgement of the 1915 events
I express my concern over the statement of the US President regarding dramatic events took place in 1915 during the World War I. Historical narratives of the 20th century cannot be dictated by political dividends, as such statements undermine anyhow fragile mutual understanding and confidence in the world.
I would particularly like to emphasize that historical aspects should be researched by professional historians. I urge the international community, especially scientific ones, to support a proposal repeatedly set forth by Turkey on the creation of joint commission to be comprised of historians with the view of examining archives related to these historical incidents.
TURKPA Secretary General