Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Turkey Says 523,000 Were Killed by Armenians

Turkey fears that the 90th anniversary of the start of the violence, which Armenians and their supporters plan to mark on April 24, will cause widespread anti-Turkish feeling. It is also concerned that the issue could interfere with its plans to start talks with the European Union in October for possible membership. There have been growing calls from other countries for Turkey to acknowledge its role with regard to the Armenians. Turkey flatly denies that there was any systematic effort at killing or forcing the Armenians out of eastern Anatolia, where the Armenians were trying to establish a separate state. with support from the French, British and Russians. Turkey contends that, instead, hundreds of thousands of Turks were killed by Armenians as they tried to establish themselves as the majority population in that region. Prof. Yusuf Sarinay said


At April 21, 2005 6:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to admire Turkish audacity. They commit genocide against Armenians and Greeks, claim it never happened, and then whine about some imaginary Turkish death toll. No wonder "Mein kampf" is on the best seller list there.

Who knows what other great feats they can achieve after EU membership?

At April 21, 2005 3:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"after EU membership"

Perish the thought.


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