Addressing the major issue, Ms Hovhannisyan dwelt on Turkey’s role in the events. She mentioned the concept of “state sponsors of terrorism” created by US partners. This expression describes Turkey’s nature very well. Turkey is nearing the date marking the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. The Kessab Armenians narrowly escaped genocide.
Surely, Turkey pursued other goals as well. To achieve them, Turkey turned to terrorists and even supported them. The recently leaked records of meetings of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization have proved that the country’s security services planned an attack on the Tomb of Suleyman Shah for Turkey to intervene militarily inside Syria. Like in the aforementioned case, Turkey intended to seek support of extremist networks.
As to what PACE should do to protect European values, Ms Hovhannisyan asked PACE if it is ready to call one of its members to account. European must stop pretending that nothing has ever happened.
The Armenian MP called for denouncing and preventing such actions with a view to ensuring an age when crimes against humanity will never be committed.