Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed France for having “no concern about the truth" of 1915 events [Armenian Genocide].
When we dig deeper into genocides, massacres, and human rights violations, we see the same countries that make noise about democracy and freedom," Erdogan told a symposium on archives and historical research in the capital Ankara on April 24, the day Armenians worldwide commemorate the 104th anniversary of the Genocide, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.
"Those who lecture Turkey on human rights, democracy, the Armenian issue, and the fight against terrorism all have a bloody history," Erdogan added.
"Turkey's archives are fully accessible", the Turkish president said, calling on Armenians and third parties to “research the 1915 events.”
Erdogan's remarks come in the wake of France declaring a day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide.
Spokesperson for the Armenian Miniustry of Foreign Affairs Anna Naghdalyan called the allegations of Armenian archives being closed a “pure falsification.”
“All experts know that the Armenian archives are open,” she said.
On April 24 Armenians worldwide commemorate the 1.5 million innocent victims of the 1915 genocide.