Armenians killed during the Armenian Genocide. Image taken from “Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story,” written by Henry Morgenthau, Sr. (US and published in 1918 (Wikipedia) Henry Morgenthau was the United States ambassador in Constantinople at the time of the Genocide.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Armenia will not gain anything from “propaganda against Turkey.”
Armenians will commemorate 100th anniversary of the 1915 incidents on April 24.
“The purpose of this campaign against Turkey is to treat our country as an enemy instead of keeping alive Armenians’ sorrow,” Erdogan said on Thursday in Istanbul.
Erdogan also called on Armenians to study archives pertaining to the era in order to uncover what actually happened between the Ottoman government and its Armenian citizens.
The president said Armenia never answered Turkey’s call to study the archives adding: “You cannot gain anything from the propaganda against Turkey with bribing countries, immoral ways and lobbying.”
He claimed that the purpose was not to find the truth, but to damage and attack Turkey, adding: “We do not have to account to anyone on this issue. If we pursue our nation’s 100, 150 years of sorrow we can find more than Armenian allegations.”
Not just Armenians were affected by the war but hundreds of Muslims also, he added.
The debate on “genocide” and the differing opinions between the present-day Turkish government and the Armenian diaspora, along with the current administration in Yerevan, still generates political tension between Turks and Armenians…