The Armenian and Greek Genocides: What the Turkish government is covering up

Recently three organizations, Human Rights Association (İHD) İstanbul Branch, Commission Against Racism and Discrimination, and the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM) planned to hold a commemoration in Istanbul, honoring the victims of the Armenian Genocide of April 1915. The Turkish government, however, first demanded that the word “genocide” be removed from the statement that was going to be read out at the commemoration, and then, when this was refused, canceled the event altogether, and jailed three of its participants.

This draconian action was of a peace with the Turkish government’s longstanding and consistent denial that any genocide took place. Consistent with the usual Islamic supremacist practice of denying all responsibility for wrongdoing, the Turkish government continues to insist that neither the Ottomans nor the Kemalists bear any guilt for the eradication of the Armenian and Greek presence from Asia Minor — a presence that dated from time immemorial.

via The Armenian and Greek Genocides: What the Turkish government is covering up

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