YEREVAN (Yerkir)-Adoption of the Genocide Resolution will have great political consequences, resulting in the recognition of the Armenian Genocide in many states and showing the world that there is a powerful "Armenian Factor" in politics, said Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Armenian Academy of Sciences, Ruben Safrastyan.
"Adoption of the resolution will have a an astonishing effect. This is the first time a power such as the United States has been so close in recognizing the mass killings in the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as Genocide," said Safrastyan, adding "the whole scope of Turkish-American relations will be endangered and The Gul-Erdogan government will take up a foreign policy less dependent on the U.S. and tending to Middle East."
The Turkish government may take drastic steps if the House passes H.Res.106, said Safrastyan.
"Actions held in Turkey are initiated by the Turkish Workers’ Party led by Dogu Perincek, who is using the occasion to gain political weight. However, Turkey will face more serious trouble when the House of Representatives announces the date of vote on the Armenian Genocide Resolution. Presently, everything depends on Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who should choose a politically favorable date for the vote," commented Safrastyan.