Bulgaria's Ruse Recognizes Ottoman Genocide over Bulgarians and Armenians

Politics | April 17, 2008, Thursday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria??™s Ruse Recognizes Ottoman Genocide over Bulgarians and Armenians: Bulgaria's Ruse Recognizes Ottoman Genocide over Bulgarians and Armenians The Bulgarian city of Ruse recognized officially the Ottoman genocide over Bulgarians and Armenians on Thursday. Photo by vwt.d2g.com:8081/

The Municipal Council of the northern Bulgarian city of Ruse approved Thursday a declaration denouncing the genocide carried out by the Ottoman Empire and later its Young Turks' government against its Armenian and Bulgarian population.

"With the adoption of this declaration, the city counselors proved their responsibility and their compassion to the universal human values, and demonstrated their civic consciousness and morals", announced the representatives of the nationalist Ataka party, which initiated the voting of the declaration.

Ataka expressed its hope that similar declarations would be adopted by the city and town councils around the country. These declarations should be treated as a kind of referendum, with whose decisions the Bulgarian government and parliament would have to comply.

The city of Burgas already approved a declaration recognizing the Armenian genocide at the end of February. This lead to a harsh reaction on part of the Turkish city of Edirne, which terminated all common projects, and severed all connections between the two cities.

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