Turkish writer statement on Armenian Genocide cause displeasure inTu


PanArmenian News
February 17, 2005

17.02.2005 16:55

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Turkish writer Orkhan Pamuk stated that early last
century the Ottoman authorities exterminated over one million Armenians
and 30 thousand Kurds. The statement causes extreme discontent in
Turkey. Thereupon Ulku Ojakh organization located a statement at its
site, demanding that Pamuk apologize to the Turkish people. If the
Turkish authorities do not make Pamuk and people like him answerable,
these people “will feel our anger and will stop disseminating hatred
towards Turkey and the Turkish people,” the statement says. Pamuk was
condemned by some other Turkish writers and media. Vatan newspaper
has sharply criticized Orkhan Pamuk and Taner Akcam, calling them
opportunists, “whose only desire is to sell their books full of lies.”

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS