Thursday, December 20, 2007

Damage to Armenians during Genocide years totals over $41 billion

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ According to formal archives, the damage Turkey caused to Armenians during the years of Genocide (1914-1919) makes $41.5 billion, former Armenian Ambassador to Canada Ara Papian said during parliamentary hearings today.He reminded that the Paris peaceful conference, which pursued the purpose to negotiate the peace treaties between the Allied and Associated Powers and the defeated Central Powers and define the damage caused by the war, concluded its work in January 1919.A working group, which was formed to calculate the damage caused to the nations not immediately involved in the World War I, reported that the damage to the Armenian people 1914-1919 made over 19.130 billion franks (over $41 billion).“At that the damage done during 1920-1923 is not counted, thus the figure should increase with at least 20%,” Ara Papian said, IA Regnum reports.

No comments: