Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu On April 23, on the eve of the 107th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire, he will visit Uruguay. The trip of the head of Turkish diplomacy caused dissatisfaction among the Armenian community of the South American country, Armenian media reported today, April 22.
Uruguay and Turkey have previously started negotiations to sign a free trade agreement.
Cavusoglu’s visit on the eve of April 24 aroused indignation in the Armenian community. Last but not least, it is due to the fact that in 1965, on the 50th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in 1915-1922, Uruguay was the first of all states to recognize the crime committed against the Armenian people.
Taking into account the degree of indignation on the part of the Armenian community of the country, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uruguay will take enhanced security measures both during the visit of the Turkish delegation to Montevideo and at the events dedicated to the 107th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
At the mourning ceremony, which will take place on April 24 in Armenia Square in the center of the Uruguayan capital, where a monument to the victims of the genocide is erected, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Latin American country will speak, and on April 26 the speech of the Vice President of the Republic is expected in Parliament.
Recall that the successor of the Ottoman Empire, the modern Republic of Turkey, denies the fact of the Armenian genocide, sharply reacting to the process of international recognition and condemnation of this crime against humanity and using the methods of diplomatic pressure against parliaments and entire countries.