5 հուլիս, 2017 21:41
On May 28, 2018 Armenia and the Armenian nation will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Armenia. The Ottoman Empire, the leaders of which planned and carried out the 1915 Armenian Genocide, was the first state to have recognized Armenia. The Treaty of Peace and Friendship was signed in Batumi between the Ottoman Empire and Armenia on 04 June 1918. Hence, on the coming June 4th, it will be 100 years since the first international diplomatic document has been signed by Armenia... with Turkey. Under the Batumi Treaty, the border between Turkey and Armenia was drawn. The Treaty that had to be ratified within one month in Constantinople, hadn’t been ratified either. And the border drawn under the Batumi Treaty was changed in favor of Armenia a few months later, for the Ottoman Empire was defeated in World War I and removed the troops from the occupied territories of Eastern Armenia.