World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has discussed Armenians' genocide claims with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to diplomatic sources.
Davutoglu conveyed Turkey's uneasiness to his U.S. counterpart after a draft was submitted to the U.S. Congress by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez and Senator Mark Kirk on April 3 regarding Armenian allegations of genocide in 1915.
The draft calls for observance of the anniversary of the "Armenian Genocide" April 24, 2014 and requests “the President to work toward an equitable, constructive, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations based upon the Republic of Turkey's full acknowledgement of the facts and ongoing consequences of the "Armenian Genocide", and a fair, just, and comprehensive international resolution of this crime against humanity."
The draft also asks the American president to ensure that the foreign policy of the U.S. reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning issues related to human rights, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and genocide.
During their telephone conversation, Kerry and Davutoglu also discussed the latest developments in Syria and Egypt.Last Mod: 10 Nisan 2014, 18:02