Majority of Welsh Members of UK Parliament Recognize Armenian Genocide

6/7/2006 7:00:13 AM

YEREVAN (YERKIR) - Following intensive lobbying from the above organization, over half the eligible Welsh Representatives of the UK Parliament have signed a motion recognizing the Armenian and Assyrian Genocide of 1915.

“This is a historic day for Wales. "There can no longer be any doubt that Wales has recognized the Armenian and Assyrian Genocides. We will continue to expose this government denial of the genocide in order to protect British investment in Turkey and to further Britain's strategic interests in the region. Our priority will be to put the issue of restitution and reparations for the genocide on the political agenda.

The reunification of Armenia must no longer be a taboo subject during Turkey's accession talks. We in Wales can raise our voice to insist that Turkey should yield back land to the Armenian nation if she is to accede to the European Union,” said a spokesman for Wales-Armenia Solidarity.

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