SOPHIA (novinite.com)–Bulgaria’s conservative Order, Law, and Justice (RZS) party on Thursday submitted to Parliament an official declaration asking that Bulgaria condemns the Armenian Genocide committed by Turkey.
The declaration is in connection with the Thursday visit of Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, to Bulgaria and statements of Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the country is prepared to deport 100,000 Armenians from Turkey.
RZS is also requesting an official answer from Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, about the policy of his cabinet regarding the Armenian Genocide during World War I.
The party leader, Yane Yanev, says they aim at reaching a consensus about Bulgaria’s assessment of the tragic events and giving a clear statement in defense of historical truth as the US and Sweden have done.
The US Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee and the Swedish Parliament recently approved resolutions recognizing the Genocide, stirring outrage in Turkey.