Turkey demands to unmount Armenian khachkar in Bratislava, 19.09.2007
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The Turkish Foreign Ministry is constantly sending notes of protests to the Slovakian MFA demanding to unmount the khachkar symbolizing the passage of the Armenian Genocide Resolution by the Slovakian parliament last year. At the worst, Ankara requires to rub off the inscription (the text of the resolution in Slovakian, English and Armenian).
Upon receiving a rejection from the Slovakian MFA, Turkey charged its ambassador with a task to find substantiation for unmouting the khachkar, Bratislava’s Petrzalka district prefect Milan Ftacnik said.
“Turkey can nothing but resign itself to the fact that the Slovakian supreme power – the National Council – has recognized the Armenian Genocide,” he said.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry, however, attempted to question the legacy of building the monument and was checkmated, for the building process was irreproachable, Yerkir reports.