"As a Pontian, as a Greek and as a person whose ancestors have been forced to deportation from their country 100 years ago, I cannot be indifferent and not condemn terrible quotes concerning the genocide, which were expressed by an official of the Greek state. It is sad to hear words that deny the Pontian genocide by the Minister of Education.
Today, in a period that the country is living rough times that demand from the Greeks to remain united in the base of main national virtues, these quotes are unacceptable and even illegal, because they scrutinize the memory of thousands of victims, the Greek people and Greek history in general, while they also divide and confuse the society. I am sure that a politician at such a position, does not have the right to remain there.
The government, the Prime Minister, must ask for his resignation and his public apology. And also examine the moral matching of the Minister of Education with that position".