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Georgians were asked to decide upon the genocide

2010-04-13 20:53

5800.jpegOnce again, the Armenians have asked the Georgian parliament to recognize the genocide of their nation in the Turkish Empire in 1915. The issue became relevant in connection with the 95th anniversary of the tragedy that happened on April 24. However, there is not a single chance that the Georgians will provide a fair assessment of those events, for Georgia is too much dependent on its strong neighbors in the person of the Turkic Turkey and Azerbaijan. They are more likely to recognize the genocide over the Azerbaijani in Khodzhaly, just as they have recognized the Muslim holiday of Navruz Bajram as a nationwide holiday.


The Armenians have sent letters to Head of the state Saakashvili, chairmen of parliament and parliamentary fractions and the delegates of the Armenian nation with a request to initiate a draft law on recognizing the genocide. They could made statements criticizing the persecutions in the Turkish Empire and pay tribute to the Turkish victims on April 24.

It was the non-governmental organizations that initiated the appeal, such as Armenian Community, Armenian Cooperation Center and Association of Armenian Students.

The genocide over the Armenians has been officially recognized by more than 20 world countries, as well as by many international organizations. However, the most "democratic" country, the USA, has not yet made a relevant resolution, although more than 40 out of 50 states have taken their decision in favor of the Armenians. From then on, each April 24, the whole world watches thoroughly what the USA president will say at the anniversary of the massacre in the Turkish Empire. So far, Barack Obama decided to characterize it with a specific Armenian term, "The Great Massacre".

This March, American Congress International Committee voted for the adoption of the document, and now the authorities are deciding whether to bring the issue up to the discussion in parliament. Washington is afraid of Ankara's offence, which may lead to the break-up of the almost settled Armenian-Turkish connections. The US are interested in opening the transport corridors through Armenia, which could ensure the transportation of freights and the transfer the troops. Besides, unblocking Yerevan would let it get rid of the excessive dependence upon Russia and get closer to the West.

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