A section titled “Archive of Activities of Armenians in 1914-1918,”denying the 1915 Genocide, was deleted from the official website of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, Ermenihaber said citing Turkish Cumhuriyet.
A Turkish and English-language 8-tome compilation, written by the department of military history and strategic studies n 2006-2008, was among the erased materials. The compilation claimed to be based on 1047 archive documents.
According to the general staff website, currently the book is only available at the military history department website.
Cumhuriyet also mentions large-scale events planned by Armenia and Diaspora on the Genocide centenary, further construing the deletion of materials as a “strange move.”
Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian attended the Ankara-hosted inauguration of Turkey’s new President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in late August.
At the ceremony organized for the heads of delegations, Nalbandian had a short conversation with Erdogan, giving him President Serzh Sargsyan’s official invitation to attend the Armenian Genocide centenary event on April 24, 2015.