Turkey ‘condemns’ Putin Comments on Armenia Genocide

Turkey on Friday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for referring to genocide during commemorations of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians during World War I.

The foreign ministry said “we reject and condemn… (Putin’s) characterisation of 1915 events as genocide despite all our warnings and calls

“Such political statements which represent a clear violation of law is considered null and void by Turkey,” the ministry said.

Ankara said Russian insistence on the “mistake” would not help peace and prosperity, urging Moscow “to leave its biased attitude and instead encourage Armenia and Armenians to respond positively to Turkey’s appeal for friendship and peace.”