BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered his condolences to Turkey’s Armenian community in a statement that was released on Tuesday, the Daily Sabah reported.
According to the Turkish publication, Erdogan sent a message to the Istanbul Armenian Church that offered his condolences over the events that took place in 1915.
“It is Turkey’s conscientious and ethical responsibility to share the historical pain of our Armenian citizens. We will continue to share your pain and try to resolve your problems in the future,” the statement said.
While Turkey does not recognize the Armenian Genocide, Erdogan did stress that many Armenians did lose their lives during World War I.
Erdogan would then call on Armenians to not allow a ‘distorted’ history to taint their relations with Turkey,