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Armenian community of Georgia demands recognition of Armenian Genocide2013-04-17 14:57
Public and spiritual Armenian organizations operating in Georgia have appealed to the chairman and members of parliament of the country with a demand to recognize the Armenian Genocide in 1915-1923, the News-Armenia reports.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"We, the undersigned social and spiritual Armenian organizations of the Armenian community of Georgia, in the name of justice and democratic values call on you to join the initiatives of the civilized world community and initiate the discussion in Parliament of Georgia of the issue of recognition of the Genocide of the Armenian people by the Turkish state in 1915-1923," said in the appeal to the Parliament.
Recently it was reported that Ilia II stood against the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. Discussion of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Georgia is unacceptable since it can trigger the growth of separatist movement in the country.
"Recently renewed discussion of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, in our opinion, is unacceptable, since it would strengthen the separatist movement and creates new challenges in the country," the Patriarchate spokesman deacon Michael Botkoveli said.