NEW YORK (Asbarez/Combined Sources)—Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who has previously stated that the Armenian Diaspora is also the diaspora of Turkey, recently urged Turks living in the United States to fight actively the efforts of the Armenian Diaspora.
Davutoglu, who is attending the 70th Regular Session of the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly in New York City, also met with representatives of Turkish non-governmental organizations in the U.S., reported Agos.
At one such meeting, Davutoglu called on those in attendance to fight against the Armenian, Jewish, Greek, and several other lobbying groups.
Davutoglu also thanked Turkish Americans for holding April 24 rallies supporting Armenian Genocide denial.
On the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session in New York, Davutoglu met with his Belgian counterpart, Charles Michel. The resolution that the Belgian Parliament adopted on the occasion of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide was high on their agenda, reported Ermenihaber.am, quoting Turkish TRThaber.com.
According to sources, the Belgian prime minister said the bill was of political importance but does not carry with it any legal consequences.
Davutoglu, in turn, expressed his discontent with sanctions against MPs who voted against the bill, referring to former Belgian deputy Mahinur Ozdemir, who is of Turkish descent and was expelled from the Humanist Democratic Centre after refusing to call the 1915 killing of Ottoman Armenians “genocide.”
Davutoglu said he was ready to discuss any issue, including Ozdemir’s expulsion from his party.