Damascus, SANA – Armenian Ambassador to Syria Arshak Poladian said that history repeats itself, and what Turkish politicians are perpetrating against the Syrian people nowadays is an extension of what they have done to the Armenian people in the past.
On April 24, the Armenians commemorate the anniversary of the genocide in which one and a half million Armenians were killed at the hands of the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923, in one of the most repulsive massacres in human history.
Speaking to SANA, the Ambassador said that although 103 years have passed since the Armenian genocide, the Armenian people are still struggling to regain their rights and their stolen territory, adding that the issue of the Armenians is presented in international forums and the Armenian people insist on recognition and condemnation of the genocide.
Poladian pointed out that the Armenian tragedy was a crime of annihilating an entire nation and erasing its heritage and civilization, as it was the result of a tendency to establish a Turkish empire from Anatolia to the easternmost part of Asia.
The historical area of Armenia is more than 300,000 square kilometers, which is ten times the size of the current Republic of Armenia.
Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh