Turkish prime minister’s "genocide" remarks anger China

Turkish prime minister’s "genocide" remarks anger China
By People’s Daily Online
July 17, 2009

Following the July 5 riot in Urumqi, Xinjiang, the behavior of the
Turkish government has drawn attention from Chinese netizens. On July
10, when Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, slandered the July 5
riot as "a kind of genocide," this has angered China’s general public,
who left numerous messages expressing their strong indignation and

One netizen wrote, "First of all, the July 5 riot in Urumqi is China’s
internal affair, with which Turkey has no right to interfere, let alone
distort the facts and criticize unscrupulously. Secondly, since Turkey
itself does not have a "clean record" in its own affairs, should it be
allowed to blame China?

A netizen with the IP 202.108.251.xxx wrote: The Chinese government has
simply been preserving the integrity of the country, ethnic unity and
property of its people. The Chinese government is facing a group of
terrorists. The Kurdish massacres in Turkey were a kind of genocide and
Nazism. Linking China to genocide is like a thief shouting "stop thief!"

A netizen with the IP 121.14.234.xxx wrote: What Turkey did to the
Kurdish people was bloody genocide. With all sense and reason, China
should support the Kurdish people’s pursuit of independence.

A netizen with the IP 219.153.72.xxx wrote: Who support terrorist
organizations are the enemy of peace-loving people all over the world.
The world’s people should unite to crack down on a common enemy!

A netizen with the IP 58.215.110.xxx wrote: Some political figures in
the West have already supported terrorism publicly. They care about the
so-called human rights of violent terrorists. Where are the human
rights of China’s ordinary people? Where are the human rights of the
several thousand innocent victims killed or injured by terrorists? With
such a naked support of violent terrorist activities in China, are
these "people" still human beings? Should they really be entitled to be
a country’s head of state?

A netizen under the name "genuine knowledge and profound view" wrote:
Look at how Turkey treated its ethnic minorities: the Kurdish language
is banned in schools and congress, and the use of non-Turkish languages
is deemed as undermining the country’s unity.

A netizen under the name "citizen’s responsibility" wrote: The remarks
(of Tayyip Erdogan) were blind to the facts, hypocritical, and used
every means to smear China’s image. We are fed up with such heartless
and senseless behavior! I have a question for the Turkish prime
minister: what if other countries condone the violence by ethnic
minorities in Turkey and support their independence?

A netizen with the IP 58.215.110.xxx wrote: The Chinese people have
always been friendly to Turkey. It was surprising that the Turkish
prime minister could behave so absurdly. We are very angry! The Chinese
government has never said anything about how the Turkish government
handled their internal affairs, yet the Turkish prime minister
distorted the facts, declaring the killing of innocent civilians by
terrorists to be "a kind of genocide" by the Chinese government. Does
the Turkish prime minister have normal sense of judgment? Efforts to
promote "Pan-Turkism" will undoubtedly fail. It is ridiculous to try
and rebuild the Ottoman Empire in today’s world.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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