About the official confirmation by Turkey of the Genocide against Armenian people

The Turkish state with the help of its president’s speech of April 24, 2019, finally confirmed that it committed a crime of genocide against the Armenian people. In that speech, the Turkish President clearly stated that “the deportation of armed groups and their supporters was the most sensible decision that could have been accepted during that period”. And because of this justification about two million Armenians were killed and deported.

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948 as General Assembly Resolution 260 (a) (III). The Convention entered into force on 12 January 1951. Dans son deuxième article comme suit:

Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide:

Article II

Article 2 of the Convention defines genocide as any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;

(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

On this basis, we call on all parliaments and governments of the international community to register this incident as an official notification and take necessary steps to implement the content of Article III of the Convention and all other articles on the subject of sanctions and compel Turkey to bear all the legal and political consequences.

The state of Western Armenia, recognized as an independent and sovereign state on January 19, 1920 by the Allied Supreme Council at Paris Conference de facto and on May 11, 1920 at San Remo Conference de jure, appeals to all parliaments and governments of the international community for the recognition of the crime of genocide, which continued also after the US President’s arbitral award in 1920 November 22, referring to the international border between Armenia and Turkey, is one of the reasons that Turkey does not implement the arbitral award and to all the countries that have applied to the United States on this occasion.

While presenting the content of this Declaration to the international community, we, at the same time, state that the State of Western Armenia is ready to take all the legal and political responsibilities as a legitimate partner of the international community in the application of  system of law, conventions and international treaties.

We therefore believe that the time has come to ask all civilized countries to stand honestly and practically alongside the official authorities of Western Armenia representing the Armenian people deprived of their homeland of Western Armenia, which is occupied by Turkey in accordance with the Convention of the Hague IV of 1907 (Article 42).

The rights of the Republic of Armenia have internationally recognized in the territory of Western Armenia in 1920 with the support of the content of the same Declaration, which is considered the first step towards achieving international justice.

Armenag Aprahamian

President of the Republic of Western Armenia