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Turkey's leaders lash out at Pope for recognizing Armenian genocide

April 15, 2015

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Turkey’s top political leaders have issued angry statements denouncing Pope Francis for his statement recognizing the Armenian genocide.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the Pope’s statement and warned him “not to repeat this mistake.” He called for the creation of a committee of historians to study the events of 1915, but said reports of a genocide were caused by “delerium.”

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, too, decried the Pope’s statement. He said that the Pontiff had joined an “evil front” forming against Turkey.

 


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  • Posted by: richard.clarke1185 - Apr. 16, 2015 6:35 AM ET USA

    Poe Francis is being criticized for speaking the truth about the "genocide" of over 1 million Armenians by the Turks. Maybe it is the Turkish authorities who are being "delusional" for denying the truth.