“All the archives in Turkey are opened. However, no scientist from Armenia or Armenian Diaspora has come to learn these archives so far,” Professor Yusuf Halacoglu, head of Turkish Historical Society told APA’s Turkey bureau.
The professor reminded Turkish Prime Minister Rajab Tayyip Erdogan’s appeal to Armenian head of state for opening all archives to jointly investigate the “genocide” claims noting that Armenians and their supporters should find the answer of this question together with Turkish historians if they are self-confident.
“When the government head offers this it means Turkey will do all its duties,” Halacoglu said.
The professor said they want Dashnak (Armenian party) archives in Boston to be opened stressing they are ready to conduct joint researches with world scientists.
Turkish Historical Society head also said the 11th History Congress will be held in Ankara on 11-16 September, which will bring together 310 representatives from 44 countries. Prime Minister Erdogan will make an opening speech. Several Turkish scientists are expected to be awarded medal for contributions to Turkish history./APA/