Armenian Genocide recognition precondition for Turkey’s joining EU - Martin Shultz
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM UT
The President of the European Parliament Martin Shultz announced Monday that Turkey’s integration into Europe is a preconditioned by the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, Asbarez reports.
“Turkey should recognize the Armenian Genocide and it would be considered as a precondition to enter the European Union,” said Shultz.
His remarks, made during the meeting with Turkey’s European Integration Minister and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis, were posted on the official website of his Left Party of Germany, which also welcomed the position.
In his turn, Bagis refused to answer questions about the comments he made earlier this year in Switzerland, denying the Armenian Genocide.