Turkish Parliament Speaker writes letters to sixteen countries over genocide resolutions

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In letters sent to to the Speakers of parliaments of Switzerland,Poland, Slovakia, Lebanon, Canada, Argentina, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Uruguay, Sweden, Russian Federation and Venezuela, Turkey's Parliament Speaker, Bulent Arinc expressed sorrow and disappointment about the adoption of resolutions accusing Turkey of carrying out a genocide, and said: "It is unacceptable that the history be used as a tool for political intentions that can cause prejudice against Turkey and Turkish nation."

Arinc stated that national parliaments were not the places where decisions on historical events can be taken, and added that parliaments should in fact exert efforts to create and improve atmosphere of friendship and cooperation among countries and peoples.

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