In an interview with Ermenihaber.am, released Wednesday, Garo Paylan was confident that recognition of the genocide is essential for the normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia.
He also said he will fight against the “deniers policies” both on behalf of the HDP and personally. “ The HDP is the only Turkish party to have described the massacre of Armenians as genocide.
For him, this is “first and foremost, to acknowledge the genocide in Turkey, and to abolish the animosity towards Armenia,” he he said. Adding: “Armenia and its diaspora worldwide must focus on Turkey in pursuit of greater international recognition of the genocide. “I call on all Armenian parties, including the ARF, to lead this fight here.” Every Armenian in Turkey who just has an impact. “
Garo Paylan described Selina Dogan, the Armenian elected for the CHP (Republican People’s Party) as a “close friend” with whom he is prepared to cooperate in parliament. But it is much more skeptical about Markar Esayan (AKP), a reporter for the pro-government newspaper “Yeni Safak” citing the continued support of the latter to the Government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Jean Eckian © armenews.com