BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay told a number historians in Ankara, today, that there was no Armenian Genocide that took place in 1915.
Oktay told the gathering of historians that Turkey does not respect the decisions of certain governments that recognize the events from 1915.
“We do not respect the decisions of the parliaments that bow before the Armenian diaspora and ban Turkish views,” Oktay said, as quoted by the Hurriyet Daily.
“Despite all efforts, those who aimed to defame our history by using the events of 1915 did not reach their goals,” Oktay said, stressing that efforts “to smear Turkey have failed.”
“The slander campaigns, which intensified particularly before 2015, have been pushed back with our country’s stance and the efforts of our official institutions, such as the Turkish Historical Society,” he told the 18th Turkish History Congress at the Beştepe National Congress and Culture Center.