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.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    It worked on the Germans who admitted some degree of culpability almost immediately.
    In any event, we need to keep shoving this into Erdoğan’s face.
    He will either capitulate (fat chance), or be weakened by internal forces (who will blame him) as this is used as a pretext for shoving Turkey away from the EU and polite western civilization in general.
    Either way, it’s a good thing.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Unlikely. Turks are Turks and if 1/10th of them want to talk about the Armenians they’ll be squashed like bugs.