Ankara expects U.S. House of Representatives to reject Resolution on Incidents of 1915

ANKARA - Spokesman for the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Burak Ozugergin, said Monday Turkey expected the Foreign Relations Committee of the United States House of Representatives to reject a resolution on the incidents of 1915 so that "such a resolution does not hurt Turkish-U.S. relations and harm efforts to normalize relations between Turkey and Armenia".

In response to a question, Ozugergin said that Turkey regretted House Resolution 252 that supported baseless allegations of "genocide" and that would be discussed by the Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on March 4.

We have conveyed our concern and sorrow to various U.S. dignitaries, Ozugergin noted.

We would like to believe that members of the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives are aware of the fact that the adoption of such a resolution would be a blow to not only Turkish-U.S. relations but also efforts to facilitate peace and stability in the Southern Caucasus, Ozugergin underlined.

We want to believe that members of the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will act with a sense of responsibility, Ozugergin also said.

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