Turkey welcomes Danish parliament’s motion on 1915
ANKARAThe Turkish government has said it welcomed a motion adopted by the Danish parliament, which ruled in reference to the mass killing of Ottoman Armenians in 1915 that neither parliaments nor governments should be places for historical controversies.
“We would like to remind the Danish parliament that any debate can be made liberally and any thought can be expressed freely in Turkey regarding the events of 1915,” Turkish Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Ambassador Hüseyin Müftüoğlu said in a written statement late Jan. 26.
“Turkey reiterates its will to establish a joint historical commission in charge of researching the archives of the relevant parties in order to reveal all documents that will shed light on history and calls for removing any obstacle impeding the freedom of expression of any view, including those of Turks, regarding the events of 1915,” he added.
“In fact, the final judgement of the European Court of Human Rights, dated Oct. 15, 2015, which confirms Turkey’s approach on that matter, requires this line of attitude,” he said.