The Century Of Genocide Denial Tearing Turkey Apart

Ankara’s handling of calls to recognise the Armenian Genocide reveals the deep strains tearing at Turkish society. When author Orhan Pamuk acknowledged the massacre, he provoked an outcry.

Many fear that if Turkey recognises the killings, it will be forced to pay out billions in compensation. But with the EU pressuring Ankara to allow greater freedom of speech, Turkey may soon have to face a public debate on its past.