"Dolma is a Turkish meal. Its name is derived from the Turkish word 'fill'’. Therefore, Armenian claims about dolma as an Armenian meal are just wrong," Head of Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, Professor Ocal Oguz told Report’s French bureau.
According to him, geographical equality between Armenians and Turks was broken by Armenian separatist ideas: "Armenians and Turks lived as brothers until the early 20th century. Musicians that Armenians call ‘Ashuk’ have told the same stories like our ashugs. Armenian ashugs and Turkish and Azerbaijani ashugs have similar stories. We had geographical equality, but Armenians broke it in the 20th century."
The professor also touched upon the disputes regarding lavash: ‘’There is a special document on lavash in the UNESCO. When Armenians claimed for lavash, the entire Turkic world gathered and proved that it belongs to Turks."