Earlier this month, several newspapers reported that a large-scale complaint against the Turkish government had been filed with the International Criminal Court (ICC). A group of European legal experts has assembled a massive dossier that includes “testimony detailing torture, state-sponsored abductions and illegal imprisonment” carried out by Turkish authorities against 200,000 of its opponents.

The European Court of Human Rights and the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention have concluded that most of the imprisonments and detentions by Turkish authorities are in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. They are considered crimes against humanity.

The 4,000-page dossier was prepared by the Belgian law firm Van Steenbrugge Advocaten, the Belgian non-governmental organization Turkey Tribunal and the Association of European Judges.

“Turkish officials have committed crimes against humanity against hundreds of thousands of opponents of the Erdogan regime,” the statement said. “These crimes constitute a ‘widespread and coordinated attack against the civilian population,’ which allows the ICC to open proceedings against senior officials of the Erdogan regime.”

The government of Western Armenia believes that the violations recorded by international organizations are specific not only to Erdogan’s government, but to the Turkish authorities of all times, who do not hesitate at anything and are capable of genocide of the indigenous Armenian ethnic group living on its own territory, as long as there is no obstacle on the way to the realization of their goals. We want to remind you once again that times have changed and that Western Armenia is no longer just a historical territory, but a Republic of Western Armenia recognized by more than twenty-five states, capable of protecting the rights of its citizens.