Argument: Genocide allegations irrelevant to Turkey EU membership
- Debate: Turkey EU membership - pro argument.
"Javier Solana: History should be analyzed by historians." Zaman Newspaper. 4 April 2009 Javier Solano, High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Secretary-General of both the Council of the European Union (EU) and the Western European Union (WEU), when asked a question on whether the allegations of Armenian Genocide were an impediment for Turkey to accede to EU stated on April 3 2009, that "history was history and should be left to historians to be analyzed."