Sarkisian: Turkey Is Perfecting Distortion of History

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President Serge Sarkisian (Photo: Official website of the President of Armenia) President Serge Sarkisian (Photo: Official website of the President of Armenia)

YEREVAN (A.W.)—In a strongly worded letter, President Serge Sarkisian on Jan. 16 responded to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s invitation to Turkey on April 24, to attend commemoration ceremonies marking the centennial of the WWI Gallipoli campaign.

“Turkey continues its conventional denial policy and is ‘perfecting’ its instrumentation for distorting history. This time, Turkey is marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli on April 24, even though the battle began on March 18, 1915 and lasted until late January 1916; while the allies’ operation started on April 25,” wrote Sarkisian, adding, “What is the purpose [of this] if not to distract the world’s attention from the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide?”

According to Hurriyet Daily, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has also sent invitation letters to his counterparts. A Turkish government official has told Hurriyet that…

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