. . President Serge Sarkisian’s comments on Feb. 5 generated much controversy when he reportedly stated at a campaign stop in Yerevan that “tseghasbanoutyoun” (genocide) and “yeghern” (atrocity) are synonymous. He as-serted that President Barack Obama, without uttering the word “genocide,” had said “everything.” The Armenian head of state was referring to Obama’s use of the term “ Medz Yeghern” (Great Atrocity) rather than “Armenian Genocide” in his annual April 24 commemorative statements. . .
. . Once Armenians regain their territories and properties from Turkey through legal action or as a result of unex-pected geopolitical developments, the Turkish government can go on denying the genocide as long as it wants! . . Harut Sassounian
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