2005.09.15 -- Zaman: PM Demands Jewish Support Against Armenians

Zaman Online, Turkey
Sept 15 2005

PM Demands Jewish Support Against Armenians
By Cihan News Agency, Anadolu News Agency (aa)
Published: Thursday, September 15, 2005

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has received representatives of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), Anti-Defamation League, B'nai B'rith and American Jewish Organizations.

Turkish Prime Ministry Spokesperson Akif Beki announced that Erdogan ahead of the bill on the alleged Armenian genocide to be negotiated at the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Commission has called on Jewish associations to help Turkey on the issue.

Reportedly, Jewish representatives expressed they have been on Turkey's side so far and they will continue their support.

The Turkish Premier spoke of Turkey's initiatives about so-called Armenian genocide allegations reiterated they opened archives in Turkey, so that everyone can come and make research.

Dealing with the Alliance among Civilizations initiative Turkish Prime Minister emphasized his attribution for the project. The Pakistan-Israel meeting to be held in Istanbul under auspices of Erdogan came to the issue during the talks as well.

Beki uttering the conflict in Iraq was also brought to the issue added that Erdogan emphasized the adoption of a democratic system where all segments were represented by the protection of Iraq's territorial integrity and political unity.

Reminded about Turkey's sensitivities on Kerkuk (Kirkuk) during the meeting, Erdogan also warned that Kirkuk cannot be surrendered to any individual group.

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