PEACE IN KURDISTAN
With the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on 24 April 2019, the world is once again reminded of the mass murder of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, and the systematic denial of this crime by successive Turkish governments.
The Armenian Genocide entailed the methodical vilification and destruction of Armenian communities across the Ottoman Empire from Van and Erzurum to Rodosto (Tekirdag) and Edirne. With very few exceptions, over 3,000 Armenian communities were destroyed with the loss of one and a half million lives. The genocide of Assyrian and Greeks followed suit, until the declaration of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. Continue reading “Turkey and the Armenian Genocide: A Genocide Committed, a Genocide Denied”
14 March 2013
Ankara is fast at work to counter the wave of intra-national and international recognition of the Armenian Genocide. But is it successful?
Recently a damning Turkish documentary surfaced on Youtube.com unmasking the eight phases of the 1915-1923 genocide.
Professor Ugur Ümit Üngör, a lecturer at the Department of History at Utrecht University and at the Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, revealed the Turkish-documented inner workings of Turkish-masterminded and executed government policies of mass deportations, dispossession, and annihilation against the Armenians then living under Ottoman yoke.
Film-Review; Gelecek Uzun Sűrer (2011/Turkey)/ The Future Lasts Forever, Written and directed by Őzcan Alper
British Gala Night; 24th February 2012, 7.30 pm. at the Cineworld, Wood Green, London.
Professor Hovhannes I. Pilikian
Someone high-up at the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism must be an enlightened Soul and more of a Democrat than any of the Eurocrats, having subsidized this film by Őzcan Alper. May that highly evolved Soul become a Prime Minster of a truly democratic Turkey one day, proud of its multi-ethnic constituents rather than the ridiculous ultra-nationalist mantra – “Proud is the Man who is a Turk” nonsense – sang throughout schools in Turkey under the portrait of an Atatűrk framed with Crescent flags. Continue reading “A Powerful Turkish Cinematic Condemnation of State-organized Genocide”