Usage of Genocide term gives cause for manipulations

PanARMENIAN.Net - Barrack Obama's statement on Genocide Commemoration Day, has had both positive and negative consequences, Yerevan Genocide Museum Director, a historian Hayk Demoyan told a news conference. "As Armenian Genocide Museum Director and an expert in this sphere, I see serious danger in using the genocide word as it gives cause for manipulations," Armenian historian noted, adding that this is a global problem which is not related to Armenian Genocide only.



According to Hayk Demoyan, it would be much more preferable for Barack Obama to refrain from his pledge to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

"Positive effect produced by Obama's statement was that discussions around his statement increased Armenian Genocide awareness throughout the world," Genocide Museum Director noted.



On Apr. 24, in his annual address to American Community, US President Barack Obama used the term Meds Yeghern instead of long-expected Genocide word

"Nothing can bring back those who were lost in the Meds Yeghern. But the contributions that Armenians have made over the last ninety-four years stand as a testament to the talent, dynamism, and resilience of the Armenian people, and as the ultimate rebuke to those who tried to destroy them," Obama said in his statement.
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