Fedor Smirnov. Leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized Russia for phrase on the genocide, but also raised a question about the events in Eastern Ukraine.
before the Turkish foreign Ministry has released a report condemning the words of Russian politicians about the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Empire in 1915.
before in his greeting telegram to attending the evening "World without genocide," the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin called on April 24, 1915 death date associated with one of the most terrible and dramatic events in human history - the genocide of the Armenian people ". In addition, the Russian President visited Yerevan to participate in commemorative ceremonies. The state Duma on the last working day of the week in your own statement expressed " deep sympathy with the fraternal Armenia in connection with the centennial of the Armenian genocide, as well as other Nations affected by the process of the tragic events of the First world war.
"Russia is not the first time uses the word" genocide ". Upset by such a move Putin. If Russia goes for it, let us remember the history. Here we have the Ukraine, Crimea, Donetsk, Lugansk, let them give the answer. Turkey in no case did not commit genocide, " Erdogan said to reporters in Ankara before flying to Kuwait.
He reiterated the proposal of the Turkish government to make common Turkish-Armenian Commission with the participation of historians from third countries for the study of archival documents on the events of 1915 in order of their evaluation, again expressed readiness to open all the archives and tried to get to this step Armenia.
Press Secretary of the head of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov stated before that Putin's visit to Armenia on the events dedicated to the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, can not affect relations between Moscow and Ankara, for example for the construction of the gas pipeline " Turkish stream ". According to Peskov, the Russian Federation and Turkey close partnerships that have a very solid base of mutually beneficial economic cooperation.
Armenia insists on the international community's recognition of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire. Turkey traditionally rejects accusations in his own address, claiming that the victims of the 1915 tragedy were both Armenians and Turks. Acute reaction of Ankara on the process of international recognition of the Armenian genocide of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire is one of the main causes of the difficult relations between Turkey and Armenia.