Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) and Federation of Turkish-American Associations (FTAA) sent a letter to Democrat Congressman from California Adam Schiff on establishment of a joint historians committee by Turkey and Armenia to make researches on 1915 events.

Adam Schiff responded to the letter, but he informed Armenian media before he contacts FTAA Chairman Kaya Boztepe and ATAA Chairman Gunay Evinch. FTAA Chairman Kaya Boztepe and ATAA Chairman Gunay Evinch reacted to the reports in Armenian media, titled as “Schiff drives Turkish lobby into a corner.”

BOZTEPE: WESENT LETTER, THEY REPLIED TO ARMENIAN DIASPORA

Issuing a written statement about the incident, FTAA Chairman Kaya Boztepe said, “Yes, i got his reply to the letter but he sent his replied to Armenian diaspora first. This attitude shows us that whether Congressmen and Senators that afford advantage from lobbying activities that base on hatred or not. Whether they are moving with good will and seeking for a solution or not.

It became clear that who is afraid about truths to rise the surface. The reactions of these people and organizations, who understood that they cannot any more do whatever they want in the absence of rivals, showed Turkish community that what we are capable of doing when we come together and cooperate. We will go on struggling until justice is done and until the voice of righteous people becomes louder than the voice of unrighteous people.”

ARMENIAN DIASPORA CALLS U.S. ADMINISTRATION TO PRESS TURKEY

Armenian diaspora in United States called Obama administration to go to changes in their policies against so called Armenian genocide and to press Turkey. Government affairs director of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Kate Nahapetyan called U.S. Senators to press Turkey on the issue of so called Armenian genocide.

On the other hand, responding to the letter of Federation of Turkish American Associations (FTAA) and Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), Adam Schiff (D-Ca) said that establishment of a joint committee of historians by Turkey and Armenia is not a right move. “Committee of historians cannot decide whether the incidents were genocide or not,” said he.