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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:38 AM

EGYPT COULD BECOME FIRST MUSLIM COUNTRY TO RECOGNIZE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: VATICAN INSIDER

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16:25, 17 September, 2013

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 17, ARMENPRESS: Egypt could become the first Muslim
country to recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915 organized by the
Ottoman Empire. As reported by Armenpress, this was published by
the Italian website Vatican Insider, touching upon the unprecedented
step of the lawyer Muhammad Saad Khairallah,Mwho for the first time
in the history has submitted an accusatory claim against Turkey on
the organization of the Armenian Genocide.

The Egyptian Court will consider the case on November 5. Muhammad Saad
Khairallah stated about it for the first time during the talk-show
held on September 4. He expressed his hope that his claim will make
Egypt recognize the Armenian Genocide thus serving an example for
the other Arab countries.

During the talk-show a proposal was sound to erect a monument
commemorating the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide in Cairo,
the capital of Egypt.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:24 AM

EGYPTIAN SOCIETY APPEALS TO GOVERNMENT TO RECOGNIZE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

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12:40, 19 September, 2013

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 19, ARMENPRESS: The society of Egypt wants that
the government of the country recognizes and condemns the Armenian
Genocide. This was reported to Armenpress by the representative of
Egypt in the Commission for Armenian Affairs Awareness Organizations,
the lobbyist Armen Mazlumyan. "The people of Egypt are the friends
of the Armenian nation. They know the history of the Armenians and
know that what had happened is a genocide, as Egypt is one of the
countries, which open-armed accepted the Armenians, who survived from
the Genocide", - said Armen Mazlumyan.

The representative of Egypt in the Commission for Armenian Affairs
Awareness Organizations appealed to the Armenians from all over
the world to be more active ahead of the centennial of the Armenian
Genocide.

Earlier Armenpress reported that Egypt could become the first
Muslim country to recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915 organized
by the Ottoman Empire. This was published by the Italian website
Vatican Insider, touching upon the unprecedented step of the lawyer
Muhammad Saad Khairallah, who for the first time in the history has
submitted an accusatory claim against Turkey on the organization of
the Armenian Genocide. The Egyptian Court will consider the case on
November 5. Muhammad Saad Khairallah stated about it for the first
time during the talk-show held on September 4. He expressed his hope
that his claim will make Egypt recognize the Armenian Genocide thus
serving an example for the other Arab countries.

During the talk-show a proposal was sound to erect a monument
commemorating the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide in Cairo,
the capital of Egypt.

 



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:38 AM

14:30 20/09/2013 » Politics

Egyptian journalist: Turkey terrified that Egypt can recognize Armenian Genocide

Turkey is terrified that Egypt can recognize the Armenian Genocide, Alaa El Din, visiting Egyptian journalist for cultural and diplomatic affairs, told a news conference in Yerevan. 

“When Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan announced that what took place in Egypt was not a revolution but a coup, Egypt hinted that it can recognize the Armenian Genocide. Currently, it is also the wish of the Egyptian people. Erdogan calmed down after that. However, before this statement was made, the Egyptians did not know about the Armenian Genocide. Now there is a general view in the Egyptian public that the Armenian Genocide should be recognized at the state level. This will also be a step against Turkey,” the journalist said.

Egyptian journalist, international studies expert Hazem El-Mallah noted that there are friendly ties between Armenia and Egypt and the Egyptian people now know about the Armenian Genocide. 

“I think pressures should increase for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide,” the Egyptian journalist said.

 

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 10:06 AM

ANKARA TERRIFIED THAT CAIRO COULD RECOGNIZE THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, EGYPTIAN JOURNALISTS SAY

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17:53 20.09.2013

Armenia, Armenian Genocide, Egypt, Turkey

Karen Ghazayan
Public Radio of Armenia

The Armenian community of Egypt is safe and secure, Egyptian
journalists assured their Armenian counterparts at a press conference
today. What's happening in Egypt today is a revolution, not a coup,
they said.

Although the relations between Armenia and Egypt are historic and
friendly, many Egyptians are unaware of the Armenian Genocide.

"The Genocide issue was first raised after June 30, when tension
escalated in the relations between Turkey and Egypt," journalist
Mohammed Mansur said.

According to him, after this many reporters in Egypt believe it's
necessary to reinforce the ties with Armenia and provide more
information about the Armenian Genocide.

"Before the government of Egypt will recognize the Armenian Genocide,
the public should be informed about this tragedy," Mansur noted. He
informed that many lawyers in Egypt have already applied to the
authorities with a request to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

Alaa El Din said, in turn, that Turkey is terrified that Egypt could
recognize the Armenian Genocide. According to him, "when Erdogan
exceeded all limits, Egypt hinted it might recognize the Genocide. The
authorities realize that the Genocide should be officially acknowledged
in response to Erdogan's policy," the Egyptian journalist said.

Hazem el Mallah noted that Armenia and Egypt have enjoyed high-level
diplomatic relations since 1991 and added that the Egyptian people
are getting to know more about the Armenian Genocide. He stressed that
pressures have increased on the government to acknowledge the Genocide.

Touching upon the Karabakh issue, Hazem el Mallah said Egypt will
address the issue after domestic stability is restored. He added,
however, that the official position of Egypt is that the conflict
should be solved exceptionally in a peaceful way on the basis of
international law.

The Egyptian journalists stressed that the Karabakh issue is not a
religious one, and wrong is the opinion that the Muslim countries
have an anti-Armenian position on this. Also, they recalled that
Egypt's first Foreign Minister and Prime Minister were Armenians.


 



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

sound good :) will it happen ?? that's a  big big Question



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:48 PM

sound good :) will it happen ?? that's a  big big Question

I think Furkey got the message, Erbokan is quiet on Egypt. Once more probably Armenian Genocide was used as a political stick.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:23 AM

EGYPT'S ARMENIAN GENOCIDE BID ANTI-TURKISH PROPAGANDA - OPINION

11:48 23.09.13

The Egyptian president's recent statement calling for government's
efforts to recognize the Armenian Genocide was a propaganda against
Turkey, according to an Armenian expert.

Speaking to Tert.am, Sargis Grigoryan, a specialist in Arab studies,
said it is high time to give up the emotional side of the issue and
take a practical approach to real developments.

"If there are no specific steps expressing an official opinion
that they should or do recognize [the Genocide], the rest of
the conversations, in particular, those concerning Egypt, are
propagandistic, and they are mainly directed against Turkey, especially
in the light of the recent developments," he said, referring to the
Egyptian coup that followed the July 3 revolution.

Armenian News - Tert.am

 



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:00 AM

EGYPT'S NEW PARLIAMENT TO RAISE ISSUE OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

September 25, 2015 By administrator

Two of the largest political parties of Egypt, which have already
announced that they accept the fact of the Armenian Genocide, will
raise the question of acknowledging and condemning the Armenian
Genocide in the parliament after the new elections in Egypt. Egypt's
Armenian National Committee member Armen Mazloumyan told the
aforementioned to Armenian News -NEWS.am during the "I Remember and
Demand" Expert Forum held in the framework of the events commemorating
the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

"Through 2 large parties, Armenian National Committee will try to
introduce the issue of the Armenian Genocide acknowledgement in the
new parliament. The Committee tried to reach the acknowledgement of the
Armenian Genocide by Egypt, but perhaps the time was not yet mature for
that. But I think, Egypt has almost acknowledged the Armenian Genocide,
since it hosted many Armenian refugees in 1915," Mazloumyan said.

He also stressed the importance of informing the Egyptians about
the Armenian Genocide, since the Turks and Azeris disseminate
disinformation on the Armenian Genocide.

According to Mazloumyan, one of the most important issues in Egypt
is the preservation of the Armenian community, Armenian school and
cultural centers.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:27 AM

Egypt MPs Call on Parliament to ‎Recognize Armenian Genocide‎

26/7/16

CAIRO (Ahram.org)— Independent Egyptian MP Mostafa Bakri said that ‎he
and 336 MPs have called on parliament ‎to approve a draft resolution
in favor of ‎recognizing the death of 1.5 ‎million Armenians at the
hands of the Ottoman state in 1915 as a ‎‎genocide. ‎

‎”Parliament must hold a special session on ‎this subject because it
was a crime of mass ‎extermination that should be ‎condemned by all
world parliaments,” said ‎Bakri.‎

“New historical evidence has ‎exposed the slaughter of 1.5 million
‎Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks ‎between 1915 and 1922,”
Bakri said, adding that his proposal “comes after the German
‎parliament voted last month in favor of ‎recognizing the 1915
massacre as ‎a genocide, and many other countries ‎are expected to
follow suit.”

Turkey does not officially recognize that the Armenian genocide took
place. Following Germany’s recent recognition of the genocide, Turkish
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recalled Turkey’s ambassador to Germany
for “consultation,” with the Turkish government saying that the move
by Berlin was “null and void.”

Bakri concluded that “while the Ottomans ‎committed the 1915 massacre,
the Erdogan regime is now moving to commit ‎another crime against his
political ‎opponents and minorities that seek ‎independence.”‎

The proposal comes after another Egyptian ‎MP, Emad Mahrous, demanded
on Sunday that the ‎government grant political ‎asylum to exiled
Turkish opposition figure ‎Fethullah Gulen. ‎

Mahrous accused Erdogan of exploiting the failed coup ‎against him
this month to detain hundreds ‎of his political opponents and turn
Turkey ‎into a Muslim Brotherhood dictatorship.‎

Talaat Khalil, an MP who supported Bakri’s ‎draft resolution, told
reporters that ‎genocide should be condemned by ‎all world governments
and parliaments. ‎‎

“Besides, the perpetrators ‎must admit their crimes or even apologize
‎for them,” Khalil added.

‎”But it is clear that the arrogant Erdogan ‎regime will never admit
that this massacre ‎[took place] because he believes himself to be a
new ‎Ottoman sultan,” said Khalil.‎

Khalil added that Egypt had close relations with both the ‎Armenian
people and the Turkish people. ‎

‎”Egypt has always been a shelter for the ‎Armenians since the 1915
massacre,” said ‎Khalil, arguing that “out of its political
‎responsibility, Egypt’s parliament must move ‎to recognize the
[genocide] against ‎Armenians.”‎

Khalil concluded by saying that “this should ‎not be taken as a
hostile move by the ‎Egyptian parliament against Turkey, but ‎should
be seen as a move that comes out ‎of purely humanist considerations.”‎

Relations between Turkey and Egypt have been strained since the 2013
ouster of Egypt’s Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, a member of the
Muslim Brotherhood group and a close ally of Erdogan’s AKP government.
Erdogan has repeatedly slammed Morsi’s removal as an “unacceptable
coup.”

Cairo has repeatedly accused Ankara of “interference” in its domestic
affairs and supporting Islamist militants who carry out terrorist
attacks in Egypt.

Turkey provides a safe haven for leading members of the Muslim
Brotherhood, which has been banned in Egypt. Ankara also allows TV
stations run by sympathizers of the Brotherhood who criticize the
government of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to broadcast out of
Turkey.

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 12:31 PM

Egyptian Parliament preparing to include Armenian Genocide resolution into agenda
November 18, 2016  09:39
The Parliament of Egypt is preparing to include the resolution on condemning the massacres of Armenians in 1915 by Turkey in its agenda. 55948.jpg

 

STEPANAKERT, NOVEMBER 18, ARTSAKHPRESS-ARMENPRESS: Head of the Armenian National Committee of Egypt Armen Mazlumyan told  that Egyptian MP Mustafa Pakri mentioned the inclusion of the resolution during a meeting with a European delegation.

“Mustafa Pakri briefed the members of the delegation on the stance of the Egyptian Parliament regarding the Armenian Genocide, affirming that they are preparing to present the resolution on condemning the massacres by Turkey to voting. He confirmed that it is a “shame stigma” for Turkey and all other governments must also condemn that inhumane massacre”, Armen Mazlumyan said.

Pakri said they initiated a petition and 337 lawmakers approved the initiative on recognizing and condemning the Armenian Genocide – expressing confidence that the voting will be done in favor of the resolution. AT the same time, the Egyptian lawmaker condemned the stance of Arab states regarding the Armenian Genocide, mentioning that until now only Lebanon has recognized it.

http://artsakhpress....nto-agenda.html

 


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 12:46 PM

Middle East Confidential
Nov 22 2016


Turkey – Egypt Clash: al-Sisi prepares to recognize the Armenian genocide

Claims that Egyptian parliament will vote on a resolution condemning
the Armenian genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 have
resurfaced again and the head of the Armenian National Committee of
Egypt said a draft could be presented in its agenda. Armen Maslumyan,
head of the Armenian National Committee of Egypt, said during a
meeting with the European Delegation, Egyptian MP Mustafa Bakri
acknowledged that it is “a ‘shame stigma’ for Turkey” while hoping
that the “inhumane massacre” should be condemned.

The draft resolution if subjected to a voting could easily be passed
considering that more than 300 members of the Egyptian parliament had
supported the request for a recognition of the genocide earlier this
year. Turkey has always refuted the genocide claims because the
victims were both Armenians and Turks.

The matter of recognizing the genocide surfaces less than a week after
Cairo accused President Erdogan of making “irresponsible” statements
that showcased Turkey’s “double standard approach” in Egyptian affairs
over the past years with the help of the Al-Jazeera television
channel. Erdogan accused “the Egyptian regime” of providing “support”
to the Gulen movement but Ankara can “differentiate between the
Egyptian people and the administration there.” The interview was aired
on the eve of the 11 November demonstrations and the Turkish president
stated that “we love the nation like it was ours and that’s why we
have provided all support to them but we are against coup governments
and the violation of freedoms, and we will stand with the Egyptian
people in their fight for democracy.” Relations between the two
countries have been at an all time low as both sides accuse each other
of supporting dissident groups that are determined to overthrow their
governments.

Elsewhere, the European parliament is preparing to vote on a
resolution that will request for the suspension of Turkey’s accession
to the European Union but the European Parliament President Martin
Schulz hopes that Turkey will not give up on negotiations to join the
organization.

Written by: Jaber Ali

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 10:48 AM

Egypt first Islamist country to raise Armenian Genocide issue – ANC Egypt chairman

09:23 • 29.11.16

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The parliament of Egypt, the first Islamist country to practically raise the Armenian Genocide issue, is now preparing a draft resolution to condemn the tragedy.

When completed, the document will be submitted to the parliament speaker for further processes, says Armen Mazlumian, the chairman of the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Egypt.

“Egypt is the first country to raise the Armenian Genocide recognition issue. It is a very delicate matter, and they may encounter obstacles as it deals with political interests and policies across the region,” he told Tert.am, ruling out the possibility of the initiative’s failure.

It comes after Mostafa Bakri, an independent member of the Egyptian parliament, proposed a measure calling upon the legislative and government to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide.

In a speech in parliament in July, he said historical records expose the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1922.  He urged the legislative to call a special session to consider the matter. Some 337 signed below the draft resolution.

Mazlumian said the Armenians in Egypt raised a wave of protest in the run-up to the Genocide centennial in an attempt to call attention to the problem. “The Egyptian TV channels, and books raised awareness of the Armenian Genocide; a lot of work was carried out also in universities. That increased interest in the topic among the Egyptians. When Egypt’s relations with Turkey deteriorated, and Turkey began intervening in the country’s domestic policies, Egypt embarked on efforts towards countering the Turkish policies,” he added.

Meantime, Mazlumyan described the move as a humanistic rather than a political initiative. “They say dispossessed Armenians must stand by their rights. They say they have always offered support to the dispossessed,” he added.

“It is really notable that an Islamist state is vocal about the Armenian Genocide. There is an opinion that it [the Genocide] was not religiously motivated but was rather aimed at realizing the pan-Turkism program. After the recognition of [the Genocide] by Egypt, Turkey will be facing increasing pressure by the international community.”

Mazlumyan said he believes that such processes in different part across the globe will eventually make Turkey come to terms with its defeat and pay reparations to the Armenians.

He added they intend to continue the dialogue with Egyptian lawmakers to finally achieve the adoption of the resolution.

 “It is important to put matters right, and to rule out external interventions. This is an internal issue for Egypt; they have initiated the process, so the decision lies with them. Also, Armenia must establish closer relations with the Arab world, especially Egypt. We must always stand by Egypt,” he added. 

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:52 AM

News.am, Armenia
March 1 2018
 
 
Egypt MPs call to recognize Armenian Genocide
20:58, 01.03.2018
                  
 
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Members of Egypt’s parliament called to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

Yahia Al-Kadwani, deputy chairman of the defense and national security committee of the Egyptian parliament and Tarek El-Khouly, secretary of the committee on foreign affairs, once again touched upon the issue of recognizing the 1915 Armenian massacres as genocide, Horizon Weekly reported.

Citing the two resolutions recently adopted by the Dutch parliament, the two MPs demanded a similar decision from the Egyptian legislature.

According to Al-Kadwani, such a move is necessary to confront Turkey’s continuous infringements as “the massacre of Armenians is a historical fact, and everyone should have a clear stance.”

El-Khouly, in turn, told reporters that Egypt is a witness to history having provided refuge to Armenians in the early 20th century.

 

https://news.am/eng/news/439021.html



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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:26 AM

Ahram, Egypt
March 24 2018
 
 
Turkey and the Armenian genocide
 
The progress of human civilisation and the future of mankind are contingent on the ability to allow the truth to shine
 
Ayman Salama , Saturday 24 Mar 2018
 
 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in his bumptious way, continues to defy international will and to heap scorn on universally held humanitarian values and international law through his curious and, indeed, suspicious refusal to acknowledge Turkey’s responsibility for its crimes against humanity perpetrated against the Armenian people during World War I.
 
Although the Ottoman Empire still existed at the time, Turkey is the heir to that empire, the glorious feats of which Erdogan never ceases to boast of.
 
Ironically, three years ago, the Ottoman Empire’s allies in World War I, Germany and Austria, did recognise the systematic campaign that Istanbul initiated against the Armenian people in 1915 as the crime of genocide, as defined by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide adopted by the UN General Assembly on 9 December 1948.
 
Genocide is the ultimate crime against humanity and the atrocities that the Ottoman authorities unleashed against a significant ethnic component of their population fit the definition.
 
Turkey’s continued refusal to recognise the Armenian Genocide is all the more curious given that, in 1919, the Ottoman government itself prosecuted a number of senior Ottoman officials on the charges of perpetrating war crimes and crimes against humanity (the term, genocide, had not yet been coined) against the Armenians.
 
Despite the volumes of concrete evidence, the tales of survivors, the first hand eyewitness reports, official correspondence by contemporary foreign ambassadors and consuls in Istanbul, the memoirs of foreign officials and other individuals, and in spite of the many governments and parliaments that have studied such documents and resolved that they contain conclusive evidence of genocide, Turkey persists in its inexplicable obstinacy.
 
The right to learn the truth about such human rights abuses is a basic and inalienable human right. Access to the truth about the past is fundamental to people’s ability to form accurate perceptions of the present and to shape their common future.
 
Turkey’s Armenian Genocide denial not only flies in the face of humanitarian values, it is also the major obstacle to the normalisation of relations between Turkey and Armenia, an issue that will need to be resolved in accordance with the principles of justice and humanitarianism in order for Turkey to gain EU membership.
 
The current Turkish government claims that no more than 300,000 Armenians died in 1915 and that the causes of their death were hunger, starvation and poor weather conditions during their deportations to the Levant.
 
It claims that not a single bullet had been fired against them by the Turkish military escorts who were sent along to “protect” the Armenians during their forced marches.
 
President Erdogan, himself, has alluded to the human rights violations against the Armenians on numerous occasions but he refuses to call it genocide, as though the other systematic crimes against humanity perpetuated against them were some kind of exception to the rule.
 
The UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide lists more than killing as a means of mass murder or genocide. Article II of the convention states:
 
“In the present convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: a) Killing members of the group; B) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; and e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”
 
Clearly the intent of the foregoing provisions is to safeguard minority groups and mankind in general from the predations of despotic regimes that do not value human life or are incapable of according equal value to the lives and human dignity of their citizens without discrimination.
 
It is in this context that the discovery and dissemination of the truth acquires its crucial importance as the purpose goes beyond the acquisition of truth for truth’s sake to the realisation of numerous noble ends.
 
These include contributing to the restoration and preservation of peace; preventing persons who committed, conspired to commit, incited or were otherwise complicit in genocide from escaping justice; deterring the recurrence of such human rights violations and atrocities; helping the victims of such injustices seek redress and compensation; excluding former politicians associated with such regimes from the political arena; and the restoration of sovereignty and the rule of law.
 
Knowledge of the truth is a crucial component of the process of social reconciliation after periods of despotic rule, as it helps remedy the inter-communal rifts and fissures that were generated by dictatorial regimes. This definitely applies to the Turkish case.
 
Many countries have become models for processes of acknowledging international crimes they had committed against innocent civilians.
 
The processes have included public apologies and various forms of compensation. Italy’s reparations to Libya for the injustices perpetrated under Rome’s colonial rule is an excellent example.
 
Another major example is Germany’s recognition of the Jewish Holocaust, the Nuremberg trials to convict Nazi war criminals and German reparations paid to the victims of the injustices perpetrated by the Third Reich and their descendants.
 
Moreover, these processes underscore the fact that crimes of genocide and other crimes against humanity are not subject to any statute of limitations and that their perpetrators may not be granted amnesty or vindicate themselves on their grounds of the obligations of their official duties.
 
Sadly, the Turkish despot, Sultan Erdogan, remains blind to such models and why they are necessary.
 
The recent decision on the part of The Netherlands’ parliament to recognise the Armenian Genocide of 1915 coincided with the appeal on the part of a large number of members of the Egyptian parliament to do likewise.
 
To Egypt, moreover, the Armenian cause and the justice of this cause has special historic and contemporary meaning.
 
Egypt was one of the first countries in the world to welcome Armenian refugees fleeing the tyranny of the Ottoman regime. These refugees would go on to contribute to the Egyptian renaissance in the decades that followed World War I.
 
As for the present, Egyptian-Armenian relations have broadened and deepened rapidly at both the official and popular levels in many fields.
 
Ultimately, the truth will prevail. It will not go away simply because Erdogan refuses to see it.
 
The progress of human civilisation and the future of mankind are contingent on the ability to allow the truth to shine.
 
Unfortunately, Erdogan and many other Turks continue to opt for the Hitler approach: “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” As history and the experiences of other countries have shown, they are placing their bets on a losing wager.
 
 
The writer is visiting professor of international law at Strasburg International Institute for Human Rights, France.
 
*This article was first published in Al-Ahram Weekly
 


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:00 AM

ArmInfo, Armenia
March 26 2018
 
 
Egyptian Parliament Committee compared Ankara's actions in Syria and Iraq, with mass extermination of Armenians in Turkey during First World War

Yerevan March 26


Mariana Mkrtchyan. The Committee on Arab Affairs of the Egyptian Parliament issued a statement in which he sharply criticized Turkey's military actions in Syria and Iraq and the racial cleansing of Kurds in these areas.

"The criminal military adventures of dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Syria and Iraq are a serious violation of international law and aggression against the sovereignty of the lands of the two countries. This new war of mass extermination, reminding us of the mass extermination of the Armenian people in Turkey during the First World War," statement of the Committee reads, ahram reports.

At the same time, the Committee expressed regret that Russia and the United States are turning a blind eye to Erdogan's war crimes and the racial cleansings he has committed against the Kurds in Syria and Iraq. The statement notes that these actions by the two powers indicate that Erdogan has hidden agreements with Russia and the US on actions in Syria and Iraq. The Committee's statement also regrets the UN's failure to act on Turkey's actions in Syria and Iraq. "Turkey continues to implement a long-term policy to support terrorist groups, provide them with safe havens and help them carry out terrorist attacks in Syria, Iraq and Libya," the Committee said in a statement, and in this context it expresses bewilderment at the silence of Western human rights defenders.

The statement also urges the Arab League, Arab leaders and the Arab people to adopt a unified position on Turkey's aggressive policy in the Arab world.






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