Thursday, 2 June 2016
Germany recognises Armenian Genocide
Around 1.5 Armenians were murdered during World War One by the Ottoman Empire, a crime that introduced the notion of Holocausts to the twentieth century. The modern Turkish state was founded on genocide as the old order collapsed.
Turkey has not only refused to admit to this crime but has made it a punishable offence to refer to the Armenian genocide.
The Turks have reacted with fury RT reports:
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim condemned the German parliament vote and said in a speech in the Turkish capital that a “racist Armenian lobby” was responsible for the decision.
He added that these were, “Ordinary events that could take place in any society or any country… in 1915, under conditions of World War I,” the Anadolu Agency reported.
The Islamist Turkish government as usual misses the point. The Germans have faced up to their cruel actions in the second world war and are a far better people and country as a result. The Turks could learn a lot except there's a problem.
Erdogan is currently on a crusade against another minority in it's lands, the Kurds.
The world must remember the Armenians and before we forget the Greeks of Turkey lest this all happens again.
Just look at ISIS. Islamists are capable of the worst crimes against humanity.