Turkey’s Fear of Reparations, Possibly in Many Billions, Is a Factor in Armenian Genocide Denials

Behind the Turkish government’s denials of the century-old Armenian genocide lurks the possibility that survivors and their descendants could be deemed legally entitled someday to financial reparations, perhaps worth tens of billions of dollars or more.

The Turkish authorities take the position that there is nothing that needs to be repaid. Moreover, no judicial mechanism exists in which claims of such magnitude, from events 100 years ago, could be litigated. But Armenian activists have nonetheless increasingly focused on the issue of compensation in recent years.


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  • David Murrell

    It is Turkish hatred of Armenians which is the main factor for its genocide denials.

  • edlancey

    Inchallah laziness and jealousy is at the heart of it (Islam is essentially envy expressed in gibberish). The Armenians were the economic players and the turks were lazy and superstitious so they murdered the Armenians and stole all their goods and property.

    • cmh


  • WalterBannon

    The only possible reparation would be a reciprocal genocide of Turkish Muslims, and I say bring on the nukes and lets get it started…

  • Hard Little Machine

    I doubt that the Turks would never and will never agree to pay a dime. The real issue is that Turkey doesn’t believe it did anything wrong. And the loathe having anyone question them.

    • simus1

      Other Christians were similarly slaughtered en masse for the “protection and sercurity of the ottoman empire” during WW1. Even in prewar times after conscription was introduced, there was massive abuse, even murder, of Christian inductees to force those still alive to convent to islam.

  • cmh

    in the end everything political is about money….even feelings fall away in the face of money