Armenia accuses Turkey of `utter denial` on genocide

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 15:43

Ankara: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday accused Turkey of an "utter denial" for failing to recognise World War I mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide, after Ankara for the first time offered condolences for the tragedy.

"The Armenian genocide... is alive as far as the successor of the Ottoman Turkey continues its policy of utter denial," Sarkisian said in a statement marking the 99th anniversary of the massacres.

AFP

First Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 15:43

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