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Thank you for this blog post. It puts things in context so that I might at least understand why modern Turkey insists on denying the nature of the Armenian Genocide. For a long time, I failed to understand why Turkey simply couldn't acknowledge the event, place the blame on the deposed Ottoman Empire, and move forward in history. The culpability of national heroes strikes me as similar to modern-day Japan's issues with "sanitized" versions of its involvement in the Pacific during WW2.
Thank you very much for this insightful post
Hi I am recently learning about this subject and I am just wondering. I have visited both Turkey and Armenia and was able to go into the Turkish archives and do months of research. Armenia did not allow me this privilegewhy not? This makes me very suspicious. Me and my team of 15 were very disappointed and began to change our views as I read and research more. It is a shame.
First of all, I would like to say the fact of the Armenian Genocide is well documented in all American and European official and non-official sources from WW1, including sources of ally states to Ottoman Empire. Turkish sources were cleansed from Armenian Genocide materials, according to Turkish scholar Taner Akçam and other scholars. Armenia in 1915 was not an independent state, so its official Archives do not include documents on this issue, except materials concerning Armenian refugees. Also, a Turkish scholar (the only one who knows Armenian)studied years ago these Archives without any limitation. However, can you tell me which state body gave you a negative response? I will try to check.
Also, I think the news stories in this link will answer to your question:http://ara-ashjian.blogspot.com/2011/04/armenian-national-archives-are-open-to.html
Hello, I was wondering what the implications are for foreign powers acknowledging the genocide? There is currently huge protests to try to get President Obama to acknowledge the genocide. What are some of the reasons he has not?
The answer is here:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/25/world/europe/25prexy.html?_r=1
Would it be possible for you to name a few of your sources? I really want to use this information on your page in my research paper (I am a high school student), but I cannot find the information stated in JSTOR.I would like to site this blog as an alternative, but that requires me to pass this site through an evaluation checklist, which requires me to state your credentials.Thanks for providing the insightful information!
I updated the article adding my sources to it.
It is just as wrong for Turkey to deny the Armenian Genocide, as it is for Holocaust deniers to deny the Nazi Holocaust.Germany has taken full responsibility for the Nazi Holocaust. As a Jew, I find today's Germany a wonderful country to visit, that now has its own growing Jewish population.As Americans, we have come to terms with such historical wrongs as slavery, genocide and mistreatment of American Indians, Jim Crow segregation, the Vietnam War, and other wrong doings in our own nation's past.Why can't Turkey take responsibility for the Ottoman Empire that committed the genocide against the Armenian people and admit that it happened!?