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Posted 22 May 2020 - 08:47 AM

Prague Morning, Czech Republic
May 21 2020
 
 
 
Czech Senate Adopts Resolution Condemning Armenian Genocide
 
BY PRAGUE MORNING
MAY 21, 2020
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The Czech Senate condemned the crimes against humanity committed by Nazis during WW2 and the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire 105 years ago in a resolution on Wednesday, Ceske Noviny reports.
 
“At its plenary session on May 20, the Senate of the Czech Republic unanimously adopted a resolution on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the atrocities committed against humanity during the two world wars, including the condemnation of the Armenian Genocide,” the statement noted.
 
The resolution was presented by Senate Vice-President Milan Štěch.
 
In April 2017 the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament approved a resolution, condemning the genocide of Armenians and other religious and national minorities in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.
 
About the Armenian Genocide
 
The Armenian Genocide (also known as the Armenian Holocaust) was the systematic mass murder and expulsion of 1.5 million ethnic Armenians carried out in Turkey and adjoining regions by the Ottoman government between 1914 and 1923.
 
The starting date is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day that Ottoman authorities rounded up, arrested, and deported from Constantinople (now Istanbul) to the region of Angora (Ankara), 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders, the majority of whom were eventually murdered.
 
In early 1915, the Young Turk regime rounded up hundreds of Armenians and hanged many of them in the streets of Istanbul, before beginning the genocidal deportation of most of the Armenian population to the desert, in which up to a million died or were murdered en route.
 
The Armenian Genocide is recognized by many countries, particularly by Uruguay, Russia, France, Lithuania, the lower house of the Italian Parliament, the Parliament of the United States, Luxembourg, Austria, Chile, Greece, Cyprus, Argentina, Belgium, Wales, National Council of Switzerland, Chamber of Commons of Canadian Parliament and Seym of Poland.
 
 
 

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 08:48 AM

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May 21 2020
 
 
Czech Senate issues resolution condemning Armenian genocide
The Czech Senate has condemned Nazi crimes against humanity during WWII and the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire
 
 
Prague, May 20 (CTK) – The Czech Senate has condemned the crimes against humanity committed by Nazis during World War Two and the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire 105 years ago in a resolution issued today.
 
 

The Senate has also condemned the annihilation of ethnic and religious groups anywhere in the world today.

The resolution was passed on the 75th anniversary of Victory Day at the instigation of Senate deputy chairman Milan Štěch (Social Democrats, ČSSD).

The upper house did not comply with the efforts of Tomáš Jirsa (Civic Democratic Party, ODS) to condemn the persecution of Christians in countries with a different religion in the same manner.

TOP 09 deputy chairman Tomáš Czernin demanded that Communist reprisals in the former Soviet Union countries be also condemned, but this proposal was also rejected.

Štěch said the addenda had not corresponded with the intentions of the resolution in question.

The Senate passed the same resolution as the Chamber of Deputies three years ago. At that time, the Chamber of Deputies condemned the genocide of Armenians just like Nazi crimes against the Jewish, Slav and Roma populations.

President Miloš Zeman, too, has labelled the massacre of Armenians a genocide.

 

Turkey protested at the time, to which the Czech Foreign Ministry replied that the evaluations were not legally binding.

Turkey, the successor to the Ottoman Empire, refuses to interpret the events as a genocide. It says the information about 1.5 million killed Armenians is overblown and that the dead were victims of a civil war, not genocide.

 

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 09:40 AM

Thanks to the Czecks ~ God love them ```


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Posted 23 May 2020 - 12:47 AM

Thank You Czecks


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Posted 23 May 2020 - 08:12 AM

Arminfo, Armenia
May 22 2020
 
 
Turkish Foreign Ministry reacted sharply to adoption of resolution on  Armenian Genocide by Czech Senate 20161217012016%D0%91%D0%B5%D0%B7-%D0%B8%

ArmInfo.The Turkish Foreign Ministry reacted sharply to the adoption of a resolution by the Senate of the Czech Republic on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and condemning the crimes against humanity committed  during the two world wars, including the Armenian Genocide.

Thus,  as the press service of Turkish MFA reports, the statement in  particular notes: < Resolution of the Senate of the Czech Republic  adopted on May 20 concerning the events of 1915 indicates that the  twisted mentality built on the one sided baseless discourses which  damaged the relations of the two countries in 2017 is still effective  in the Czech Republic.  Adoption of the Resolution at a time when the  whole world is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic with a few  number of members in the Senate, also demonstrates the insidious  mentality behind it.  It is not possible to attribute a meaning  further than a historical controversy to the events of 1915, as ruled  out by the European Court of Human Rights in the articles 173 and 231  of its decison in 2015 and as reiterated in a second decision in  2017.  Attempts to define a historical issue in line with politics  and the interest of certain circles cannot be accepted.  Resolution  of the Senate of the Czech Republic adopted on May 20 concerning the  events of 1915 indicates that the twisted mentality built on the one  sided baseless discourses which damaged the relations of the two  countries in 2017 is still effective in the Czech Republic.  Adoption  of the Resolution at a time when the whole world is struggling with  the coronavirus pandemic with a few number of members in the Senate,  also demonstrates the insidious mentality behind it.  It is not  possible to attribute a meaning further than a historical controversy  to the events of 1915, as ruled out by the European Court of Human  Rights in the articles 173 and 231 of its decison in 2015 and as  reiterated in a second decision in 2017.  Attempts to define a  historical issue in line with politics and the interest of certain  circles cannot be accepted.  We hope those who are willing to  approach history unilaterally, take into consideration the  understanding of our President sharing the common sufferings in his  letter to Armenian Patriarch of Turkey sent on 24 April 2020.  We  call the Parliament of the Czech Republic to respect the provisions  of the Lausanne Peace Treaty, international court decisions and the  historical and present sources of international law.  This  resolution, which we deem null and void, is nothing but futile  attempts of those who are trying to rewrite history in the pursuit of  their daily political interests.  We have noted the Minister of  Foreign Affairs, Tomas Petricek's statement that this resolution does  not reflect the position of the government>.

To note, on April 25, 2017, the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech  Republic adopted a resolution on the recognition and condemnation of  the Armenian Genocide. Before the Czech legislature recognized this  crime against humanity, President of the Czech Republic  Milos  Zeeman, repeatedly made statements condemning the Armenian Genocide  in Ottoman Turkey. According to him, the Armenian Genocide is one of  the worst atrocities of our time. 

https://arminfo.info...id=52161&lang=3


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Posted 23 May 2020 - 06:17 PM

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 07:41 AM

Public Radio of Armenia
May 25 2020
 
 
The more Turkey tries to deny the truth, the more it finds its way out, Armenian Amb. says
 
 

The more efforts the Turkish authorities employ in denying the truth, the more the truth finds its way out, Armenian Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ashot Hovakimyan has said.

The comments come in the wake of a statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry on a resolution passed by the Czech Senate that condemns the Armenian Genocide.

“This is neither the first nor the last official response of Turkey to the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Turkey resorts to yet another step at denying justice, thereby deepening the gap between itself and universal values. Denialism has no future regardless of the wrapping it comes in. The more efforts the Turkish authorities employ in denying the truth, the more the truth finds its way out, constituting public knowledge,” Amb. Hovakimyan said in a statement.

“On the famous Charles Bridge in Prague, you can find a statuary sculpted by Ferdinand Maxmilián Brokoff in 1714, honoring the sanctified knights, who saved Christian captives from the hands of the Ottomans in the Middle Ages. Below the statues of the knights one can find the statue of a Turk with a yataghan blade, guarding the imprisoned and suffering Christians. This statue has become the figure of many Prague legends and stories, whereas tourists are cautioned to pass by the stature, whilst children were scared by their parents into sleeping by mentioning about the Turk coming and taking them away otherwise,” the Ambassador stated.

“I regret that not much has changed during the last 300 years and until today Turkey continues to communicate in the language of threats,” he concluded.

On May 20 the Czech Senate unanimously adopted a resolution, condemning the Nazi crimes against humanity committed during World War II and the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

https://en.armradio....enian-amb-says/






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