‘I apologize for my leaders not having courage to recognize Armenian Genocide’
“I am here today because the prime ministers of my country are in Turkey. The people of Australia and New Zealand are very sincere and mindful. I am here so that the Armenian nation knows about that, that we are with you and that we are ashamed,” a citizen of Australia and New Zealand Len Wick told the correspondent of Panorama.am at Tsitsernakaberd monument as he had visited Armenia to pay tribute to the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide.
He was holding a poster that read: “On behalf of Australia and New Zealand people I apologize to the Armenian people for my leaders not having the courage to recognize the Armenian Genocide…”
He said that 34 thousand Australian soldiers were killed in Gallipoli and his countries do not recognize the Armenian Genocide because they fear that Turkey will not allow them to go to Gallipoli and pay tribute to the memory of their killed soldiers. “Turkey says, if you recognize, we will not allow you to come here.”
Len Wick added that he has written a book dedicated to Armenia and he intended to shoot a film on that book to tell the world who the Armenians are and what history they have.