ArmInfo. US President Barrack Obama is very likely to speak Armenian
again on April 24 in his traditional speech to the Armenian Diaspora
on Day of Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, Ruben Melkonyan,
turkologist, told media.
“I think that Obama will voice the term “Mets Yeghern” again. However,
there is significant difference between the terms “Mets Yeghern” and
“Genocide”. Unlike the first term, the second one has a juridical
force. Mets Yeghern has no legal force and is not used in the
international legal terminology, though both term are of the same
meaning for Armenians,” he said.
Genocide of Armenians has been recognized by 44 United States as
well as by 21 countries, including Canada, Argentina Switzerland,
Uruguay, Russia, France, Poland, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Greece,
Vatican, Sweden, Lithuania. The European Parliament passed a resolution
recognizing the fact of Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Turkey on
June 18 1987 and demanded the Council of Europe to exert pressure on
Turkey in order that country recognizes the Armenian Genocide. Turkey
still denies the genocide of 1,5 million Armenians in 1915-1923.