Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Turkey blackmails U.S. presidential hopefuls
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Levent Bilman, spokesman for the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Turkey “feels regret over recent statements of the U.S. presidential candidates supporting the Armenian stance on the events of 1915.”The press release issued by Bilman said, "The attempts to cast a shadow over our history in the name of competition among candidates within a political party, deeply hurts the Turkish nation. We invite the U.S. presidential candidate nominees to act responsibly in regards to both the past and future, to pay attention not to hurt an ally country and its nation with baseless statements, and keep in mind in this respect the delicacy of the Turkish-American relations," Anatolia News Agency reports. Democrat presidential hopefuls Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards voiced support for the Armenian Genocide resolution and pledged to recognize the Armenian Genocide if elected President.