Charles Aznavour: Erdogan’s message ‘not a recognition, not even an apology’

French singer of Armenian descent Charles Aznavour considers that the term “condolences” used by the Turkish Prime Minister in his message to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in 1915 “should not be read as a recognition and even less than a statement of apology.”

Humanism would be a first step towards a dialogue that was denied us for a hundred years, Aznavour told AFP.

According to him, “this expression of condolence is motivated by considerations other than historical truth and dialogue,” the statement said, adding that “it’s a simple personal desire to show his policy is “open.”

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday presented condolences to the “grandchildren of Armenians killed in 1915″ on the eve of the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

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