The Address | Benghazi – Libya
ALGERIA – The Algerian Presidency expressed on Saturday its rejection of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements regarding the history of Algeria.
The Algerian presidency said in a statement: “We were surprised by the statement of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he attributed to President Abdel Majid Tebboune a speech that Erdogan put out of context, and which is related to the history of Algeria. For clarification, Algeria stresses that the complex issues related to the national memory have sanctity for the Algerian people.”
The statement added that Algeria stresses that these issues are very sensitive and such statements do not contribute to the efforts made by Algeria and France to solve them.
It is noteworthy that the Turkish president said Friday that he asked his Algerian counterpart to provide him with documents related to what he described as “the massacres of the French occupation in Algeria”, which successive French presidents tried to disavow, by refusing to recognize them and apologize for them, he said.