TURKISH FM ADVICES FRENCH PRESIDENT TO FACE HISTORY
- ANKARA. -Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu commented on the letter by the French President Nikolas Sarkozy addressed to Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan regarding the genocide bill adoption in France.
Turkish PM has stated that Sarkozy's letter was a response to Erdogan's message. Turkey expects that Sarkozy will show respect towards European values, he said, Turkish Hurriyet reports.
At a press conference organized by his South Korean counterpart, he said those exploiting history will carry burden of same history.
"They will stay in the darkness where they wished to lead Europe. Sarkozy must face its values and history. Adoption of the Armenian bill will leave a black spot on France's history. And we will constantly are to remind of it," Davutoglu stated.
- 1780 The Armenian colony of New Nakhichevan (Rostov, Russia) is founded.
- 1921 Publication in Brussels of Abbot Matern Muret's memoirs. He witnessed the Genocide of the Marash Armenians by the Turks from January 20 to February 11, 1920 as a result of French perfidy. He called the killing of 20000 Armenians during that time enough to make any human insane.
- 1933 Opening of the Spendiaryan State Opera Building in Yerevan.
- 1989 The Supreme Soviet of the USSR establishes a special authority headed by Volsky in Artsakh. This authority is directly subject to the USSR Government rather than to Soviet Azerbaijan. In the summer, a National Council was formed which represented all strata of Artsakhs population.