Europe wants to put pressure on Turkey by using 1915 events, says historian

Europe wants to put pressure on Turkey by using the 1915 events, Mufit Yuksel, well-known Turkish historian and researcher, told Trend June 2.
He was commenting on the resolution adopted by Germany’s Bundestag (parliament) June 2 on recognizing the 1915 events as “Armenian genocide”.
He noted that Europe uses the Armenian diaspora as a lever of pressure on Turkey.
Bundestag’s decision regarding Turkey was expectable, since a strong Armenian diaspora has long been operating in Germany, said the historian.
Yuksel believes that Turkey should strengthen its ties with the friendly countries in order to counteract the Armenian claims.
The Armenian claims regarding the 1915 events are a problem of not only Turkey, but also of the whole Islamic world.
Germany’s Bundestag adopted a resolution on recognizing the so-called Armenian genocide June 2. Previously, Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that there has never been genocide in Turkey’s history.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan also previously said that the events of 1915 were a difficult time not only for Armenians, but also for Arabs, Kurds and representatives of other nations living in the country.
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that Turkey’s predecessor, the Ottoman Empire, committed the so-called genocide against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915. While strengthening the propaganda of “genocide” in the world, Armenians achieved its recognition by parliaments of some countries.

Source: Trend