Greece’s Foreign Ministry yesterday condemned activists in Athens who burnt the Turkish flag through the tenth commemoration of the Pontic Genocide – referred to as a bloodbath of the Christian Ottoman Greek inhabitants carried out in Anatolia throughout World War I.
“Greece condemns in the most explicit manner any action that desecrates the national symbol of any country, in this case of Turkey,” the ministry mentioned in an announcement, including that the act was “contrary to the culture and the customs of the Greek people.”
The Turkish Foreign Ministry not too long ago denounced statements by the Greek parliament concerning the genocide, describing the remarks as “baseless and delirious” and as not being in accordance “with historical facts or values of the 21st century.”
In 1994, Greece formally recognised the killing of 370,000 Potnic Greeks, who have been staying on the shores of the Black Sea within the Ottoman Empire between 1914 and 1923, as a “genocide”, designating 19 May an annual day of remembrance. Turkey denies the classification and maintains that the deaths have been each a lot decrease in quantity, and occurred because of this of circumstances of struggle and never deliberate actions.
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