Ara Sarafyan: Armenian historian accepted suggestion of Turkish counterpart on joint work





YEREVAN (YERKIR) - For the first ever an Armenian historian has accepted Turkey's thesis of collaborative study, PanARMENIAN.Net reported.

As reported by Sabah newspaper, Ara Sarafyan, one of the most important historians of the Armenian Diaspora and the editor of Blue Book accepted the suggestion of the chairman of the Turkish History Institution, Halaco?lu, to carry out a collaborative study.

It's worth noting that Armenian President Robert Kocharian stated that normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey depends on governments but not on historians. The Armenian leader underscored that Armenia is ready for dialogue with Turkey without preconditions.

The Blue Book by British historians Lord James Bryce and Arnold Toynbee which is formally known as The Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915-1916 is one of the most important written evidence of the Armenian Genocide.

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