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RECOGNITION OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE BY TURKEY A MATTER OF TIME – GITANAS NAUSEDA

President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda spoke about the Armenian Genocide.

Although Turkey is not yet going to recognize it actually committed genocide against Christian people – Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks, Turkey’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide is a matter of time, and one day it will happen, he said.

He noted that Turkey’s role in the region, both in terms of refugees and in terms of military force, continues to be crucial.

The journalist asked how it happened that Turkey, who hasn’t recognized the Armenian Genocide, is a member of NATO. The President answered that it is a strange phenomenon, as it would be impossible to imagine Germany being part of NATO if it did not recognize Nazi crimes, including the Holocaust:

“It may not happen very soon, especially it is difficult to expect it to happen in the next five or ten years, but I think it will be recognized one way or another, as it is a fact,” Nauseda said.

Lithuania recognized the Armenian Genocide in 2005.