Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Spokesperson’s response to a journalist’s question regarding today’s press release by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning Greek officials’ statements on the Pontic Genocide Remembrance Day (19.05.2023)

In response to a journalist’s question regarding today’s press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Türkiye concerning Greek officials’ statements on the Pontic Genocide Remembrance Day, the Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Georgios Arnaoutis stated the following:

“All countries are proud of their history and they are all evaluated based on their contribution to global civilization. Greece is one of them. But history also hides dark moments that should neither be forgotten nor written off or distorted. The Pontic Genocide is undoubtedly one of them. Only by confronting the historical truth and acknowledging their mistakes can countries work together to create a better future. Extremism has no place in such a context”.