Azerbaijan supports Turkey on the issue of genocide
Adoption of the law criminalizing denial of Armenian genocide by French Senate contradicts to the spirit and essence of republican democracy, the head of the Department of Political Analysis and Information Support of the presidential administration of Azerbaijan Elnur Aslanov said.
"Support to Turkey in the issue of fictional Armenian genocide is the principled position of Azerbaijan, which believes that political and discriminatory attitude to historical events is unacceptable", Aslanov said.
"Of course, it is unfortunate that this happens in the state that considers itself the cradle of human rights", he said.
"We need rational attitude to this issue, a study of historians, as the Turkish side suggested. But the Armenian side has always eschewed this idea and prefers to keep the historical documents in archives", the expert said.
"The decision of the French Senate aggravates the political situation in South Caucasus. The normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia requires dialogue and constructive attitude", Aslanov believes.