No One Doubts That Genocide Happened In Turkey In 1915 – Turkish Pap

April 10, 2012 | 00:04

Orhan Kemal Cengiz, a columnist of the Turkish Radical paper referred
to the Armenian Genocide issue and presented the research results
among the Armenians in Lebanon conducted by his college.

The Turkish journalist mentions that his friend visited the Armenian
district in Beirut and he is assured that even if 1,000 years pass
the Armenian Issue will not be forgotten.

“My friend mentions that for the Armenians there it’s if the Genocide
occurred yesterday and that way of thinking is transferred from
generation to generation. Turkey only denies it hoping that one day
the issue will be forgotten. But Turkey does not have any other policy
for the genocide than threatening those who put it on the agenda.

After the Justice and Democracy Party came to power many things
changed but they have developed nothing but denial policy for a 100
years old issue.

Currently more than 20 countries have officially recognized the
Armenian Genocide and that number continues to grow. The countries
which have not recognized the Armenian Genocide have not done so
because they don’t believe it, it is because they don’t benefit from
recognizing it.

The bill on recognizing the Armenian Genocide is in the US Senate
again. But Iran and Syria are on the agenda so we think it will not
pass. Well, but what will happen after 10 or 20 years?

Because Turkey has deep fears, it is not able to find a proper solution
for this issue. The indifference towards this issue brings forward many
serious issues. It is a trump card for everyone who wishes to exclude
Turkey from a given platform. Well we already know how Turkey will
respond and what words it will use. If you want to exclude Turkey
from Europe show the trump card and by Turkey’s reaction you will
see that it is not a European country.

When Sarkozy brought the Armenian Bill to the agenda, of course he
wanted to get the votes of the Armenians but he also wanted to show
that Turkey cannot be a member of the EU.

Genocide is a legal term. The founder of the term Raphael Lemkin
mentioned when creating it that he has taken into consideration the
Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust. This means the UN’s Genocide
conception was created based on the events of 1915. Nobody in the
world doubts that in 1915 the Armenian Genocide occurred. Currently
it is discussed how much modern Turkey is responsible for it and
towards whom.

I also want to mention that there is no legal discussion in the land
compensation issue. There is no international legal mechanism which
could demand land from Turkey based on the Armenian Issue,” Cengiz
Aktar wrote.

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