Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu commented on Pope's statement on Armenian "genocide" , SIA informs.
“Pope's statement is devoid of any historical or legal facts. Religious posts are not for fueling grudge and hatred with baseless claims.” said Cavusoglu.
Ankara has summoned the Vatican envoy to Turkey and conveyed the message that the incident has caused "loss of trust" and would be met with a response.
Note that Pope Francis called the 1915 incidents involving Armenians "genocide" on Sunday at the St. Peter Basilica. "In the past century, our human family has lived through three massive and unprecedented tragedies. The first, which is widely considered the first genocide of the twentieth century, struck your own Armenian people, the first Christian nation, as well as Catholic and Orthodox Syrians, Assyrians, Chaldeans and Greeks and, more recently, there have been other mass killings, like those in Cambodia, Rwanda, Burundi and Bosnia," said Pope.