Syrian Desert!! I wonder if that guy has ever been in Syria. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Syria
I think a politician shouldn't talk about such historical issues.
Look no-one is historian in here. So, just let them to find out What was it?
I'm a Turk who currently lives in the U.S. and had been several foreign countries. If I have met with an Armenian, there is usually a disturbing silence between us. We, both,of us, don't want to talk about it. And ,what I've noticed is all Armenian people I've met speak Turkish fluently.