Turkey commemorates martyrdom of ambassador

Turkey on Sunday commemorated assassination of the Turkish Ambassador to Vatican Taha Carim.

"We commemorate with respect our martyr Taha Carim, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the Holy See, assassinated by the Armenian terrorist organization JCAG in Rome on 9.6.1977," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a Twitter post.

On June 9, 1977, Turkish diplomat Carim was shot dead with automatic weapons by so-called Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide" (JCAG) Armenian terrorist organization after he got out of his car.

The attack was just one of the assassinations of Turkish diplomats and family members around the world by Armenian terror groups ASALA and JCAG.

Founded in 1975 in Beirut, Lebanon, during the Lebanese Civil War, ASALA blamed JCAG for hundreds of bloody terror acts.?

In order to compel the Turkish government "to acknowledge publicly its responsibility for the so-called Armenian genocide in 1915, pay reparations, and cede territory for an 'Armenian homeland', ASALA martyred Turkish diplomats in numerous bloody attacks.?

These Armenian terrorist attacks intensified from 1980 to 1983, when 580 of the 699 attacks -- over 80 percent -- occurred. The terrorist attacks ended in 1986, according to the Armenian Terror study.

Source: Anadolu Agency