Turkey decries burial of Armenian terrorist's remains

By Sena Guler

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey on Monday condemned the burial of remains of an Armenian terrorist — who martyred Turkish officials in Los Angeles in 1973 — in the Armenian capital Yerevan.

“We condemn in the strongest terms the burial of the remains located in Los Angeles of the Armenian terrorist Gurgen Yanikiyan, who martyred Mehmet Baydar, Consul General, and Bahadır Demir, Consul, in Los Angeles on 27 January 1973, to the Military Cemetery in Yerevan with a ceremony on 5 May 2019,” Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“This action, which attempts to glorify a brutal terrorist as a hero, constitutes a crime of promoting terrorism and it is unacceptable under any circumstance,” it added.

It also commemorated with respect all the officials who fell martyrs while serving for their country.