Papoulias in Yerevan: President expresses solidarity with Armenians over Turkish genocide

Jun 28, 2007
Kathimerini, Greece

President Karolos Papoulias yesterday aimed a clear jab at Turkey for its genocide of the Armenians during a visit to Yerevan, the Armenian capital. “This genocide constitutes the most barbaric act in the contemporary history of mankind,” Papoulias wrote in a visitors’ book at the site of a monument to the Armenian genocide in Yerevan. Later yesterday, the Greek president had talks with Armenian Prime Minister Serge Sargsyan. “Both our nations have lived through tortuous times this century,” Papoulias said in a clear reference to Greece’s suffering under the Ottoman occupation.