Czech president to visit Armenian Genocide Museum

The Czech president, Miloš Zeman, is set to visit the Armenian Genocide Museum in Yerevan on a visit to Armenia next week, according to a working version of his programme released by his office. The Czech Republic has not recognised the killing of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 as genocide, unlike a number of other European states, most recently Germany. However, Mr. Zeman did use the term genocide during a visit to Prague by his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan in 2014; his office said the Czech president was expressing his personal opinion.

Author: Ian Willoughby