Monday, March 12, 2007


2007-03-10 14:05:00

"Turkish Azeri brotherhood is eternal and indissoluble!" - Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again made the peculiar statement at the Baku 1st Forum of Azeri and Turkish Diaspora World Organizations.

Then the Premier made another "fresh" statement - "Turkey and Azerbaijan are states of one nation." Having talked enough about fraternal ties of Turkish and Azeri nations and the role of Turks in the world civilization, Erdogan passed over to accusations towards Armenia. As it came out, the "lasting occupation of Azeri lands, banishment of a million of people from their homeland, the presence of refugees and migrants - is a bleeding wound of Turks."

"Last year, Armenians held the so called 'referendum'. Has the world recognize it? It hasn't. Why? Because it was a figment, a wrong and false step that couldn't be accepted," Erdogan went on without being confused about the inconsistencies of his arguments like - "it can't be because it can never be".

Alike statements hit Armenia's efforts for recognition of Armenian Genocide.

"No one will recognize it. Turkey and Turks will never acknowledge this!", declared Erdogan.

The Turkish Prime Minister was troubled by "the violation of fundamental principles of the international law - the principles of the countries' territorial integrity and inadmissibility of forced change of the borders". To remind, this statement belongs to the Prime Minister of a country which has occupied a part of Cyprus. Apparently, he considers that the principles of the international law aim to protect only the interests of his own country and Azerbaijan. Erdogan went further. He stated that Turkey opened its historical archives, applied to Armenia and third countries to open the archives too. First and foremost, it is not the affair of politicians, Erdogan said. Let historians, political scientists, archaeologists, and lawyers examine this issue. If there is any unfairness, Turkey will do all the things needed, the Turkish Prime Minister stated. Is it also for historians to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide?

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