Turkey condemns Australia for 'distorting history'

Turkish Foreign Ministry said that Turkey condemned opening of an "Assyrian Genocide" Monument in Sydney, which "distorted history and accused Turkey".

Turkey condemns Australia for 'distorting history'

 

Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman Selcuk Unal said on Monday that Turkey condemned opening of a so-called "Assyrian Genocide" Monument in Fairfield region of Sydney on August 7, which "distorted history and accused Turkey".

"We express regret over participation of federal executives to this intentional activity which will not have any contribution to relations of the two countries," Unal told a written statement.

The spokesman said the monument showed nonethical searches of circles, which appeal to poisoning of excellent relations between Australia and Turkey, for rewriting of history for pollical goals.

Unal said support in federal level to the efforts in question was a "grave and unacceptable development", indicating that opening of this monument caused indignation and disappointment in Turkish citizens living in Australia.

"Turkey hopes that federal and local politicians, who allowed construction of the monument despite all the against initiatives, are aware of the dangers caused by such kind of steps which aim at sowing seeds of hatred and enmity and which contradict historical facts," Unal said.

"Turkey calls on all the related parties to assume a stance appropriate to friendship of peoples of Turkey and Australia to prevent such kind of steps which unilaterally target to distort history for political aims," Unal said.

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Erdogan Sardar
Erdogan Sardar - 10 yıl Before

I don't understand, if they are lying about the issue, why do we not debate the matter and come to a conclusion once and for all?

I would like to think that Turkey would not have done something like this but I would also like to think that Turkey would have enough evidence to prove that something like this didn't take place and if we do, why don't we just use it to make them quiet?

RJ
RJ - 10 yıl Before

can you please explain in what shape or form distorts history. all you need to do is check your own historical records (the ones you havent tried to destroy) to see this is just the tip of an iceberg.
did you think we would just forget it happened?