Erdoğan seems to have taken a softer stand on the Armenian Genocide issue. As Turkey’s impact on Washington seems to be at a low point, another aggressive statement by Erdoğan would lead to a permanent loss. After all domestic policies he leads, he is definitely not sincere but just a sinister tactician.
What surprises audiences is that Erdoğan made a -one-time turn, I assume- to his former years, and provides a human discourse. Besides, the arguments in his statements are similar ones Turkish State officially pursued for a long time. Since we are so used to his conspiracy filled bashing regularly, this surprises us.
However, when this humane discourse dissected, one can easily see that the aim is to ignore the calamity of what happened to Anatolian Armenians, particularly. Other ethnicities also suffered, but what happened to Armenians was not a mere suffering and nothing equal happened to Turks, for instance. Secondly, opening archives is the best Turkish State could come up with, as it is well expected that documentation is very limited at that period due to several reasons. Oriental cunning. When you cannot find a proper document, one will prove that there was not a genocide….
ANKARA, Turkey ? Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, April 23, offered condolences over the massacre of Armenians almost 100 years ago, describing the events of World War I as “our shared pain”. Erdogan’s statement, on the eve of the 99th
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The unofficial translation of the message of The Prime Minister of The Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on the events of 1915 in English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Eastern and Western Armenian languages.
THE MESSAGE OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY, RECEP TAYYIP ERDOĞAN ON THE EVENTS OF 1915
MHP leader Bahçeli slammed Erdoğan?s message on the incidents of 1915, while the CHP was more welcoming
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Erdogan?s foreign policy has been characterized more by idealistic delusions than malicious conspiracies