ArmInfo. The subsequent 7th session of the World Association of Bulgarians on October 15-16 in Varna passed a declaration condemning the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in early 20th century.
According to the Foreign Ministry press-office, the declaration defines it as a crime against humanity, a historical truth that claimed 1 million 650 thousand lives.
That crime has no period of limitation, the document says. The declaration will be submitted to the Bulgarian National Assembly in near future.
Over two dozens of countries have recognized the Armenian Genocide. The first country to recognize that crime against humanity was Uruguay. Genocide of Armenians has been recognized by 44 United States as well as by 23 countries, including Canada, Argentina, Switzerland, Russia, Belgium, France, Poland, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Greece, Cyprus, Vatican, Sweden, Lithuania.. Swizterland, Slovakia and Greece have even passed laws criminalizing denial of the Armenian Genocide. France is preparing a similar bill. The Genocide of Armenians was recognized also by the CoE, European Parliament, the UN Subcommittee to prevent discrimination and protect minorities, the UN Committee for Military Crimes, the World Church Council, as well as New South Wales, San-Paolo, Seara and Parana (Brazil), Wales, Schotland and Northern Ireland, the Basque Country, Catalonia, Balearic Islands (Spain), Quebec, Kyev, Uzhgorod, Izyum. Goloseevskiy region (Ukraine), Crimea. Turkey still denies the genocide of 1,5 million Armenians in 1915- 1923. Euronest PA and EPP have lately recognized and condemned the Genocide of Armenians.