By Mushvig Mehdiyev
There was no "genocide" against Armenians in the history of Turkey, a top Turkish official said on February 25.
Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Cicek said Ankara was doing its best to stand against the Armenian diaspora worldwide as it attempts to denigrate and sully Turkey's reputation and history.
"Turkey has always ensured that its archives remain open to investigation into the events of 1915," he noted, calling on Yerevan to do the same, if they indeed had similar archives.
In his early remarks, Cicek accused Armenia of trying to turn its 1915 propaganda into a source of income exploiting its so-called "genocide" to further its political and financial standing amid the international community.
"Turkey holds no ill feelings towards the Armenian people. But this does not mean that we will remain silent and inactive before Armenia's anti-Turkish campaign," Cicek declared.
Turkey is ambiguously denying Armenia's claims that the Ottoman Empire systematically executed Armenians back in 1915.
Top Turkish leaders have said the events of 1915 were a difficult time not only for Armenians, but also for Arabs, Kurds and other ethnic minorities in the region.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu highlighted Armenia's groundless 1915 genocide propaganda as a hindrance to the normalization of relations between Ankara and Yerevan.
He insisted that although Ankara hopes for the normalization of relations with Yerevan, Armenia would need to end its campaign against Turkey and turn the page on its prejudices.
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that Turkey's predecessor, the Ottoman Empire allegedly carried out a ”genocide” against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915.
The Armenian authorities have always hanged on the hope that world leaders would support their allegations.
But before a lack of historical evidences, such claims have been rejected en masse.
U.S. President Barack Obama, actually unequivocally avoided to use the word genocide in his annual speeches on the falsified "Armenian genocide."
Hasan Celal Guzel, a well-known Turkish journalist and politician, claims that the alleged "Armenian genocide" is a mere falsification of historical events.
"Relocation of the Armenians dating back to May 27, 1915, is not an "Armenian genocide. When the Armenians massacred more than 30,000 Turks and Kurds in Van, the leadership of the Ottoman empire decided to relocate the Armenian population. Relocation cannot be interpreted as genocide or massacre under any circumstances," Guzel said.
"The Ottoman archives along with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration and national archives of England, Russia, France and Germany clearly reveal that the number of Armenians who were lost over that period stand at about 400,000," confirmed Guzel, adding that Armenia's number - 1.5 million deaths - carries no link with reality.
The Armenian authorities and diaspora are preparing to solemnly mark the 100th anniversary of the so-called "genocide" on April 24, 2015. Armenia insisted it wants Turkey to admit to its so-called guilt even though all evidences prove that no genocide ever took place.
But since Armenia has been unable to command any factual proofs to support its claims, its calls for "recognition" have fallen into deaf ears.
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