10-point document to teach Turkish officials to react to Armenian Genocide questions

10-point document to teach Turkish officials to react to Armenian Genocide questions

Turkey has prepared a 10-point document, which says how Turkish officials and embassy workers should react to the Armenian genocide related questions, BBC’s Russian service reports.

The document prepared by the Foreign Ministry of Turkey has ten points, which list the rules and recommendations that the Turkish embassy workers can use to address questions about the Armenian Genocide.

According to BBC report, Turkish officials should emphasize the importance of Turkish-Armenian relations, as well as focus on Turkey’s proposal to establish the historical commission to discuss the mutual history between Armenia and Turkey.

These guidelines are also meant for the Turkish officials that will make foreign trips while on a government assignment.

According to Hurriyet, the directive consists of 10 points:

1) Contact and maintain ties with representatives of the Armenian lobby in your country of residence. Invite them to your events

2) Visit their events and try to explain Turkey’s position

3) Representatives of the Armenian diaspora abroad are divided into three groups. The first has made business on the issue of genocide and the second group includes people who arrived from Turkey and still have ties with our country and the third group is a category of people who are hostile against Turkey. Contact the representatives of all these groups and invite them to visit Turkey.

4) In the country of residence also contact Armenian diplomats and invite them to your events

5) Do not avoid contacts with the Armenian and pro-Armenian press and try to explain them Turkey’s position in your statements

6) Also contact the community of your country of residence to explain the 1915 events,

7) Be in a constant contact with the diplomats of the Balkan, Middle Asian, Middle Eastern and other countries close to Turkey and try to resist Armenian propaganda through joint efforts.

8.) Concentrate on the protocols signed with Armenia and remind the point of creation of the historical commission to study genocide.

9) Also explain the essence of the Turkish policy in the Caucasus which wants to establish peace in this region.

10) Speak of the need to settle the Karabakh conflict to establish peace in the region in your country of residence.


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