Erdogan: There Is No Genocide In Our Culture And Civilization

MUNICH - Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday there was no such thing like genocide in Turkish culture and civilization.

Erdogan replied to questions on several matters after his speech at the 44th Munich Conference on Security Policy in Germany.

In regard to Armenian allegations regarding the incidents of 1915, Erdogan said, "there is no such thing like genocide in our culture. We cannot accept it. We are ready to discuss the matter by the means of documents."

Replying to a question, he said, "we are holding talks with (Iraqi President Jalal) Talabani, because he is president. Our cross-border operation continues in a tripartite mechanism (USA, Turkey and Iraq)."

Upon questions on the Article 301 of Turkish Penal Code, Erdogan said, "we earlier made a legal arrangement on it, but it was not liked by the EU. We are preparing another one now. It will be ready soon."

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