KUWAIT–Following commen’s made by His Holiness Aram I during a press conference in Kuwait–the media there is focusing on the Armenian genocide for the first time. The Turkish Embassy’s reaction has prompted even more interviews with the Catholicos for additional commen’s.
During his Pontifical visit to Kuwait–His Holiness Aram I demanded that Turkey recognize the Armenian genocide–pointing to abundant historical documentation on the issue and increased international pressure on Turkey to come to terms with its past.
In a swift response to these commen’s–the Turkish Embassy in Kuwait denied that a genocide ever happened–claiming that its archives are open for all.
His Holiness said such a response is not a new phenomenon. "Instead of having the bravery of recognizing the crime committed by its forefathers against Armenia’s–Turkey reverts to a denialist policy."
"No matter how much efforts are exerted in this direction–light can’t be covered by darkness–the truth can’t be distorted and the historic fact can’t be denied," said His Holiness.
His Holiness spoke in detail about the Armenian genocide and answered questions related to the Palestinian issue during his interviews. The Catholicos expressed his gratitude for the love–respect–and friendship shown by the Arab World towards the Armenian people.
"The Turks massacred Armenia’s–while Arabs shared their homeland and their bread with Armenia’s," said His Holiness.