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Cyprus condemns Armenian genocide
2007-04-26 10:25:49

Nicosia, Apr 24 – The Cyprus Government has condemned the Armenian genocide, noting that modern Turkey, which aspires to join the EU, ought to recognize the dark pages of its history and apologize for the crimes of its sinful past.

Government Spokesman Christodoulos Pashiardis also said that “as 92 years are being marked since the genocide of Armenians by Turks, the Cyprus Government condemns this abhorring crime and takes part in the national mourning of the friendly people of Armenia and especially the Armenian community in Cyprus.”

He added: “The refusal of Turkey to recognize the massacre of one and a half million Armenians constitutes a ridicule and distortion of history.”

Mr. Pashiardis also pointed out that “modern Turkey, which aspires and pursues membership in the EU, ought to recognize the dark pages of its history and apologize for the crimes of its sinful past.”

“The genocide of the Armenian people is not a crime that can be wiped down with the violent abuse of the historical truth by guilty Turkey,” he added.

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