YEREVAN (Yerkir)–Members of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) held a demonstration Tuesday in Yerevan outside the European Union office to call on EU countries to recognize the Armenian genocide and prevent Turkey’s accession to the Union until it acknowledges the mass killing of Armenia’s as genocide.
An appeal to EU member states was presented to the representatives of the office–stressing that the problem is not only about recognition–but also recovery of historical rights.
The statement continues–"The aim of the first genocide of the 20th century–which took place in front of the whole world–was to destroy a nation which was one of the founders of the world civilization. The world was silent. But there were people who criticized the indifference of Great States towards the Armenian Genocide. Despite this–the Great States went on ignoring the Armenian Genocide until the second genocide of the 20th century took place."
It concludes by urging all EU member states "to convict the Genocide of Armenia’s so as to prevent the danger of crime against mankind. Let’s not permit Turkey to enter EU with bloody hands."