570) 'Kurds are Falling into the Same Trap Armenians Fell into' Agos daily's Editor in Chief, Hrant Dink

The Agos daily's Editor in Chief, Hrant Dink, said some Kurds are now being deceived by the same Western trick that Armenians fell into in the past.

Armenians made the mistake in the past of believing the British, German, French, and Russians, claimed Dink, who asked the Kurds not to believe the promises made by the US to set up a Kurdish state in Northern Iraq.

A conference on Malatya, an eastern Turkish province, was held with the participation of famous people from the city as part of the Malatya Businessmen Association's (MIAD) 3rd Intellectual Platform meeting.

Dink, noting that he is from Malatya, maintained that the Armenians fell into a trap when they tried to get rid of the Ottoman State in the 1915s.

"The British, French, Russians and Germans are repeating the same game they played on this territory in the past. The Armenian people believed in them in the past. They thought they would be rescued them from Ottoman persecution. However, they were deceived because the superpowers made their own calculations, they encouraged brothers to kill each other on this territory and then left," Dink said.

The Editor in Chief claimed that Kurds are now being deceived using the same trick, and defended that America uses Kurds on the pretext of establishing a Kurdish state in Northern Iraq.

"The US came in order to set up a Kurdish state in Northern Iraq" the Armenian origin journalist said, “and we are reminded of the games of the past that are being played out again today”.

"Political calculations and party differences must be put aside. This is the US. It will come, deal with its own initiatives and leave as soon as its job is over. In the aftermath, those left behind will fight against each other," Dink said.

By Osman Asilturk, Istanbul
April 17, 2006



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