The historical memory of the Turkish people 94 years later

From “Cultural genocide A bishops’ pilgrimage to Western Armenia,” published in the Armenian Reporter (www.reporter.am), December 12, 2009:

“Reflecting on those places, which we either passed by or directly visited, I consider it necessary to single out and stress something that surprised us. Every place that had been an Armenian village, despite its name being changed officially, continued to be known not by its Turkish name, but rather by its old Armenian name. The present residents – Turks, Kurds, Arabs, Alavis – all confirm the fact of their villages being Armenian. And even more, hardly anyone renounced or tried to deny the events of 1915 (olaylar) or the truth of the massacres (katliam). Amazingly some even used the expression “genocide” (soy kirimi) to define the great massacres of 1915.”

Please take a moment to read this article:
Cultural genocide A bishops’ pilgrimage to Western Armenia| Armenian Reporter | December 12, 2009

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