Turkey’s ‘civilized passport’
November 12, 2004
Organization Studying Armenian Architecture, an NGO, has published a
calendar called “Turkey: Cultural Genocide,” which shows the fate of
the Armenian monuments in Turkey.
Photos on the left side of the calendar were taken in the beginning of
the 20th century, the photos on the right-hand side show what these
monuments were turned into in the beginning of the 21st century.
These pictures are a unique civilization “passport” of Turkey which is
trying to join the European Union. If Europeans view the European
Union as a civilization value and not as a mere geographic spot, and
if the Europeans haven’t forgotten “A Turk has been here,” then Turkey
should not get an entry visa to Europe.