Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan participated yesterday in the 15th Turkish History Congress in Ankara. Speaking to congress attendees, Erdogan touched on questions surrounding the so-called Armenian genocide, noting "It is nearly impossible to come across a people as free of guilt as ours in history. Still, there are those who try to blacken our history for political reasons. This is where the accusations of a so-called Armenian genocide come in.On this subject, as the prime minister, I proposed to Armenia that we form a commission. I still have not received a positive response to this request. Still, we have hope. All of the Ottoman archives are open to those who wish to investigate. In fact, foreign researchers talk about how our archives are more open than those of other countries."