The Treaty of Sèvres Cannot be “Buried”. Armenag Aprahamian

  • by Western Armenia, June 28, 2024 in National Council

The President of the National Council of the Republic of Western Armenia, Armenag Aprahamian, highlighted the importance of the territory of  Artsakh during the meeting-discussion on  the 8th anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty of Sevres. According to him, a part of our republic of 1920 could be liberated for the first time after ten  years. The President  does not want to go into details, so as not to protect those persons involved. 

 However, he emphasizes, that it is important to understand that the Treaty of Sèvres cannot be “buried”. 

“Nikol Pashinyan’s statement on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Sevres is significant.

He says the Treaty of Sèvres, like the Treaty of Versailles in Europe, was  for the  establishment of  peace in Western Asia and Western Armenia.

He recognized  this international Treaty that was   signed for the rights of Armenians and for establishment of  peace and justice in Western Asia”, mentioned Armenag Aprahamian  in his speech.

He also emphasized that when we talk about Armenia, we are talking about the republic of 1920 not about historical Armenia, and that is fundamental.

 Article 89 of the treaty confirms the undeniable historical connection of the Armenian people with the Armenian highlands, which Pashinyan also recognizes.

“This article establishes that Turkey and Armenia, as well as other contracting parties, submit to the arbitration of the President of the United States of America the issue on determining   the border between Turkey and Armenia in the vilayets of Trabzon, Van and Bitlis, as well as any other provisions regarding Armenia’s access to the sea and demarcation,” conclude his speech  the President, Armenag Aprahamian.

Thus, by Article 89 of the Treaty of Sevres gave President Wilson the authority to officially determine the border between Western Armenia and Turkey.