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ASALAArmenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia
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The ASALA statement accused the Turkish government of "cherishing dreams of a revival of the bloodthirsty Ottoman regime" and said: "We express our solidarity to all the peoples of the area and we declare that the Arab people will decide its destiny and shape its future all alone without the crocodilian tears and hypocritical care of the Turkish ruling circles.
ASALA (Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia) was an Armenian terrorist organization which staged terrorist attacks on Turkish targets and assassinated Turkish diplomats between 1973 and 1986, aiming to force the Turkish government to acknowledge the so-called Armenian genocide and cede territory for an imaginary Armenia.
ISTANBUL, Jun 9, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul said, "unfortunately, we witnessed killing of Turks many times by terrorist organizations such as ASALA, PKK and al-Qaeda or by criminal organizations.