Tuesday, March 23, 2010

France: Socialist Party of France -Turkish Prime Minister's statement constitutes serious violation of human rights

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Socialist Party of France has slammed Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s threat to evict nearly 100 000 undocumented Armenian workers in retaliation for a vote in Parliament Swedish recognizing the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

“If executed, the threat would constitute a serious violation of human rights and is contrary to humanist values of the European Union that Turkey's ambition to join,” said Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, National Secretary for Europe and International Relations.

“The Socialist Party, originally a law in France, recognized the Armenian Genocide and strongly condemns the statement of the Prime Minister of Turkey. If the Democratic Turkey is not responsible for the crimes committed by the Ottoman Empire, so recognition of Genocide is a moral requirement,” he said.

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