YEREVAN. – Armenia started to more seriously take the compensation issue by Turkey for the Ottoman Empire having perpetrated the Armenian Genocide, expert Ruben Safratsyan said on Monday during the Time does not Erase Memory space bridge devoted to the commemoration of the Genocide.
According to the expert, the issue of reparation is discussed among the society more seriously than before, and the viewpoint is shared by the expert circles as well. At the same time, a special group in Turkey works on establishing steps in case Armenia approaches with demands of compensation.
According to Russian expert Andrey Areshev, getting compensation is not so unreal, if taking consistent and comprehensive approach.
The world commemorates on April 24 the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th century.
Commemoration actions are held in all states, people remember this monstrous crime against humanity as over one and a half million innocent Armenians were massacred in the Ottoman Empire, while hundreds of thousands were tortured and deported.
The fact of the Armenian Genocide is recognized by many states. It was first recognized in 1965 by Uruguay. In general, the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey has already been recognized by Russia, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, and 42 U.S. states.