News, Turkey

PM Davutoğlu pays tribute to Armenians who died in 1915

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu who said that a religious ceremony will be held by the Armenian Patriarchate on April 24 to commemorated deaths of Ottoman Armenians said “Turkey takes positive steps for the establishment of a common future”.

Davutoğlu who offered his condolences to the grandchildren of Ottoman Armenians said “Our common responsibility as the grandsons of two different peoples who shared the same joy and sorrow, is to relieve the pain of the past century and rebuild our humanitarian bond. We commemorate the innocent Ottoman Armenians and convey our condolences to their grandchildren”.

Davutoğlu who underlined that it was possible to identify the reasons and perpetrators of what happened during the World War I. said “demoting everything to a single word and to put the responsibility solely on the Turkish people and associating it with hate speech is consciously and legally problematic”.

Resource: TRT English, April 21, 2015

The New Turkey is a news-analysis portal dedicated to cover the issues on the agenda of Turkey and the world. The New Turkey covers a wide range of topics including domestic, regional and global politics, economy and intellectual currents.