Monday, 25 April 2016
Turkey: A country founded on genocides that Erdogan wants the world to forget
Despite the efforts of Turkish nationalists and Islamists the genocide committed by the Ottoman Turks towards the end of the First World War has become common knowledge and was commemorated all over the world yesterday.
However this is only part of the story. There is another hidden and tragically less remembered genocide. That of the Assyrians.
RT reported earlier today:
Turkey’s embassy in Stockholm asked Sweden’s TV4 television network to pull a documentary on the mass killings of Assyrians by the Ottoman Empire because the film “will fail to serve the principle of objectivity.”
Ahead of Sunday evening’s scheduled broadcast of a documentary titled “Seyfo 1915 – The Assyrian Genocide,” TV4 said it received an email from Turkish embassy press officer Arif Gulen, in which he opposes the film’s use of the term “genocide,” which is often used to describe the tragic death of as many as 275,000 Assyrians at the hands of Ottoman Turks during WWI.
The letter, which was subsequently published on TV4’s official website, asks the station to “reconsider your decision on broadcasting of the… documentary film with a balanced and sensible attitude,” while cautioning that “only a competent international tribunal can determine whether a particular event is genocide.”
His statement provoked a sharp reaction from the broadcaster, which denounced Gulen’s attempt to pressure the channel to cancel its broadcast, and aired the documentary.
“We can never accept this. We will protest against any attempt to exert pressure that threatens freedom of expression,” said TV4’s program director, Viveka Hansson, in a statement on the company’s website.
Erdogans Turkey is founded on the blood of innocents. The genocides committed against Armenians, Assyrians and let we also not forget Pontiac Greeks must be remembered because the Turkish state today is committing crimes against it's Kurdish population.
So long as the Islamists remain in denial of their own countries history is it any wonder Holocaust denial is rampant throughput the Muslim world.
These crimes against humanity must be remembered. Never Again!