Turkey rejects Portuguese statement on events of 1915
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
"Such approaches which politicize history and disregard international law and European law can never be accepted," it said.
Turkey's position on the events of 1915 is that the deaths of Armenians in eastern Anatolia took place when some sided with invading Russians and revolted against Ottoman forces. A subsequent relocation of Armenians resulted in numerous casualties.
Ankara has repeatedly proposed the creation of a joint commission of historians from Turkey and Armenia plus international experts to tackle the issue.