ISTANBUL – Turkey has “the duty to share suffering that the Armenians have suffered in the events of 1915”. This was said by Turkish president Erdogan in a statement that Tuesday was distributed on the day of the commemoration of the Armenian genocide. That was on 24 april 1915 in the then capital of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul, is set in motion.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
It is, according to Erdogan “a careful and ethical responsibility to the historical pain of our Armenian citizens to share”. Erdogans statement was Tuesdays in Armenian and in Turkish read in the Armenian church in Istanbul.
He spent his condolences over “to the Armenian community and the Turkish nation at that time in the Ottoman Empire, through wars, migrations, conflicts and diseases million lives lost”.