April 20, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Elizabeth S. Chouldjian
tel. (202) 775-1918 / (703) 585-8254 cell

ANCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ARAM HAMPARIAN’S STATEMENT ON TURKISH PRIME MINISTER DAVUTOGLU’S FAKE APOLOGY ON THE CENTENNIAL

WASHINGTON, DC – Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Executive Director Aram Hamparian issued the following comment regarding Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu’s public remarks on the “deportation in 1915.”

“Facing a global wave of Armenian Genocide recognition – from the Pope to the European Parliament – Turkey’s leaders are defiantly doubling down on denial. Prime Minister Davutoglu’s fake apology today grants no recognition, accepts no responsibility, expresses no regret, and offers no reparations.”

“On April 24th, President Obama has a historic opportunity to reject Turkey’s gag-rule, ending a shameful chapter of U.S. complicity in Ankara’s denial, and moving Turkey, Armenia, and the region toward a better future based upon a truthful and just resolution of this crime.”

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