TurkishPAC received a letter from the USA Congressional District 7 Representative Honorable John Culberson on February 24, 2011, which states that he fully supports our opposition to the Congressional Armenian Genocide Resolutions and declares that he plans to vote against such resolutions if they come to the house floor. Honorable Culberson wrote that
1915 and 1923, brutal fighting took place between Armenian and Ottoman
Turks over the future of Anatolia. While Armenian authorities allege
that up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed and another 500,000 were
forcibly removed in ethnic cleansing, this view is not universally
shared by scholars. Nearly a hundred years have passed since these
alleged crimes took place, yet they still create significant
controversy. Since this is a divisive historical question, experts
should debate the merits of the genocide designation, not members of the
United States House of Representatives. Furthermore, since Turkey is a
close friend of the United States and an important ally in the Global
War on Terror, there is no reason to unnecessarily provoke the emotions
of the Turkish Public.
On March 17, Representative Adam Schiff introduced H.Res. 252, the Affirmation of the United States Record on the Armenian Genocide Resolution. I will oppose this resolution should it come to the House floor for a vote. I thank you for contacting me on this important issue and will continue to keep your thoughts in mind.
Thank you for entrusting me to represent you in the United States Congress. Please visit my website at www.culberson.house.gov."