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Türkiye condemns Uruguay’s historical distortion of 1915 ‘genocide’

Türkiye condemns Uruguay's historical distortion of 1915 'genocide'
By Newsroom
Jun 4, 2024 5:35 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday stressed that the decision of the Uruguayan Parliament to officially recognize the events of 1915 as “genocide” was null and void under the 1948 Genocide Convention.

The ministry emphasized that the Uruguayan Parliament and government distorted history for political interests.

“Legislative bodies and politicians do not have the authority to decide on controversial historical issues,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The ministry announced that it rejected the resolution passed by the Uruguayan Parliament.

The 1915 events are used to refer to the events that took place as a result of the Ottoman Empire’s deportation of non-Muslims because of Armenian gangs rebelling during World War I.

During the deportations, the Ottoman Empire tried to take the necessary precautions even though it was already a country in a world war, prosecuting the officials who failed in their duties. There were no systematic massacres during this process.

However, the Armenian diaspora brings up the so-called genocide allegations.

Last Updated:  Jun 5, 2024 5:38 PM