Kurdistan People’s Congress calls on Turkey to end denial of Armenian genocide

President of KONGRA-GEL Dr. Remzi Kartal

Brussels (ANF) – Kurdistan People’s Congress (KONGRA GEL) has said that they shared the sorrow of Armenian genocide, and called for solidarity with the Armanian people.

KONGRA GEL Co-Presidency has issued a written statement on the occasion of 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

The statement which stressed that the Turkish state must stop denying the genocide said; “the denial of the genocide by Turkish Republic even 100 years later means the continuation of the perpetrated genocide”.

KONGRA GEL emphasized that; “On behalf of the Kurdish people, who have achieved an awareness of the reality of the genocide with democratic social revolution created by Kurdistan Freedom Struggle, we share the sorrow of the genocide which is called the “Great Disaster” by the Armenian people and “Seyfo/Sword” by Assyrian/Syriac/Chaldean people, in the 100th year of the 1915 genocide.”

‘THE GENOCIDE CONTINUES’

The statement underlined that the genocide continued, saying: “Effects of the great traumas caused by the massacres the Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republic committed against Anatolian, Kurdish and Mesopotamian people are still being lived heavily and deeply by our peoples. The continued denial of the genocide, which was planned and perpetrated by the Committee of Union and Progress within the scope of an organised and systematic plan, means the genocide continues and is a big shame for whole humanity.”

The KONGRA GEL statement emphasised that governments of the Turkish Republic have always denied the dark side of their history, adding; “They have done everything to make the whole world forget the genocide and they are still doing so. This dark history has hypothecated the future of Anatolian and Mesopotamian peoples.”

CALL FOR ‘SOLIDARITY WITH THE ARMENIAN PEOPLE’

Remarking that the ongoing denial of the genocide laid a great conscientious responsibility on whole world, KONGRA GEL pointed out that world peoples must share Armenian people’s sorrow, let them mourn for their dead and play their role to put an end to the denial of the genocide.

KONGRA GEL said that Pope Franchesco’s statement about Armenian genocide and the European Parliament’s decision related to the same issue have been steps influencing the public opinion with respect to overcoming the silence resulting from economic interests in international relations.

The statement stressed that the most essential and meaningful development regarding the genocide of Armenian and Assyrian / Syriac / Chaldean peoples could be to attain conditions for a together-living of peoples on the basis of confronting the truths and sharing the pain. Putting emphasis on the essentiality of a joint struggle with the perspective of democratic nation in order to achieve a free and peaceful future, KONGRA Gel called on all truth-seekers and all circles siding with democracy, peace and fraternity of peoples to raise their voice with Armenian people in the 100th year of the genocide in order for its recognition and confrontation with the history.

‘TURKEY MUST END DENIAL’

KONGRA GEL remarked Turkey must end the hundred-year-old denial of the genocide to achieve democratization and peace, adding; “This is a necessary step in order that Armenian, Assyrian / Syriac / Chaldean people can come over the heavy traumas of the genocide. Turkey can reach social tranquility and peace only by confronting its history.”

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