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EU calls on Armenians to set up joint committee with Turkey

InternationalThe EP declaration described the years of WWI as a dark period for all citizens of the Ottoman Empire.

Eighty members of the European Parliament have signed a declaration calling on the Armenian head of state Robert Kocharyan to accept a Turkish proposal to set up a joint committee to discuss allegations that the Ottoman empire committed acts of genocide against its Armenian citizens.

Ankara has put forward a proposal that a joint committee of historians be established to study the Armenian genocide allegations from 90 years ago.
The EP declaration called for the all the national archives of the period of World War I to be opened. It said that this dark period was a tragic one for all societies living in the Ottoman Empire.
The declaration also said that within this dark period that people fought against each other, and that there were massacres and death caused by diseases and famine.

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