US court gives 21 days to Turkish side to respond to Armenians’ claim

Hayots Ashkharh

10:05, 14.05.2011

After examining the lawsuit filed by three descendants of Armenians who lost their property during Armenian Genocide against the Turkish government and two Turkish banks - the Central Bank of theRepublic of Turkey and T.C. Ziraat Bankasi, U.S. court gave 21 days to defendants to respond to the claim, Hayots Ashkharh newspaper reports.

Vartkes Yeghiayan, the Glendale attorney who spearheaded the lawsuit, said residents of Los Angeles Rita Mahtesyan and Anais Harutyunyan, as well as Alex Bakalyan from Washington demand return of more than $64 m for territory which also includes the Incirlik Air Base.

 

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