Turkish World Bulletin: Nothing in our history embarrasses us

The ruins of an Armenian church in Turkey. There is no shortage of such photos. The ruins looks about a century old.

The Turkish nation is comfortable because there is no point in Turkish history or in Ottoman history which would embarrass us, Turkish EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkir has said in an interview on the channel Euronews Thursday.

“Historical incidents should not be used as political tools,” Bozkir said. “Politicians cannot make decisions about historical events.”

Last week, the European Parliament adopted a resolution recognizing the 1915 events as “genocide.” It came three days after Pope Francis also called the 1915 incidents a “genocide,” drawing sharp criticism from the Turkish government.

On Wednesday, Turkey summoned its ambassador in Vienna hours after the Austrian Parliament described the 1915 events as “genocide.”

“In the World War I years millions were killed. Maybe it should be analysed from a perspective starting in 1870 and going to the 1920s. Great pain was experienced. This is not only about our Armenian brothers. In this atmosphere Turks also suffered as well as the Kurds,” Bozkir said…

Muslims are un-embarrassable. They are the epitome of the “superiority complex.”

If you have any doubts, take a moment to read this piece on the Armenian genocide.