Armenia And Turkey, Will It Ever End?

Most people today believe the Israel-Palestinian conflict is the longest lasting center of anger between two peoples, but the Turkish-Armenian dispute predates any current issue in the world. Most objective historians agree the Ottoman Empire engaged in genocidal actions against Armenians in their country and killed hundreds of thousands. Even the US Ambassador to Turkey sent back reports of the slaughter, but to millions of Turkish people acknowledging such a slaughter is somehow an insult to their very being. A Turkish court annulled a ruling that dismissed demands for the criminal prosecution of individuals who initiated an Internet campaign to issue a public apology to Armenians. The prosecutor’s office had decided there was no need for criminal prosecution, but the court ruled otherwise.

Turks have every right to believe what they wish concerning the Armenian genocide. Denial is an old human strategy of enabling people to handle difficult emotional problems. But, prosecuting people who wish to apologize is ludicrous.

  • Anon

    Well, most qualified and objective historians have done extensive research on this issue and say this was NOT a genocide. They are the great historians of world’ s top research institutions such as Bernard Lewis, Justin McCarthy, Guenter Lewy, Norman Stone, Avigdor Levy, Andrew Mango, Paul Leidenberg and Jean-Michel Thibaux, Gilles Veinstein, many others and Stanford Shaw whose house and car were bombed by Armenian terrorist group ASALA because he wrote that there was no genocide. Most objective historian agree that there was NO Armenian genocide but most lobby groups and politicians agree that there was. Even Jack Lang of France admitted that he took the genocide bill to French parliament to secure Armenian votes. How ethical is that? About US ambassoador’s memoirs, they were propoganda pieces just as Blue Book of Arnold Toynbee and British war efforts. The writer of this article certainly needs to open his mind and widen his research. Also search ASALA and other Armenian terrorist groups, Nagarno/Karabagh and Khocali massacres committed by Armenians in Nagarno Karabagh. There are a lot that’s been hidden intentionally on the Armenian side.

  • Fred Stopsky

    1. The presence of Armenian “terror groups” have nothing to do with the issue of genocide.
    2. Ambassador Morgenthau was a friend of the Ottoman Empire. Why would he lie?