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| Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:17 am Post subject: [E] Athen urges Armenia to seek acknowledgment of Genocide
|Athens News Agency
April 25 2004
Minister urges Armenians to seek acknowledgment of genocide
Armenians should continue their endeavour to seek acknowledgment of
the 1915 genocide of their people by Turkey, Interior, Public
Administration and Decentralisation Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos
said on Sunday.
Attending a commemoration event for the genocide, Pavlopoulos said
that the international community should move in the same direction,
exercising greater pressure on Turkey's leaders.
Parliament speaker Anna Psarouda-Benaki said that forgetfulness about
the issue should be combatted, regardless of whether it stemmed from
ignorance or expediency, in order to help avert other instances.
The event to commemorate the Armenian genocide was arranged under the
aegis of Athens prefecture authorities.