08 November 2013
3414) Book Review: 'Twisted Law Vs Proven Facts' by Sukru Server Aya: Answer to 'Geoffrey Robertson on Armenian Genocide
Ref: Was There An Armenian Genocide? by Geoffrey Robertson
'Twisted Law versus Proven Facts' is Sukru Server Aya's answer to 'Geoffrey Robertson's Opinion: Was there an Armenian Genocide?' It is the answer of a historian to a jurist who has stated in 'The New Statesman' that historians have no business in interfering in history. History should be the business of lawyers, according to Mr. Robertson, and not historians. Mr. Aya begs to differ. . . .
This book not only challenges Mr. Robertson on the grounds of historical fact and his understanding of history with regard to what happened to the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire. It also challenges Mr. Robertson on his knowledge of his own chosen specialty, Law.
Mr. Aya provides a detailed commentary on Mr. Robertson's Opinion, challenging it, line by line, to get at the truth of the matter. He is not interested in constructing a case or winning an argument as lawyers are but in establishing the facts, as historians ought to. In doing so he produces another valuable contribution to the debate surrounding the tragic events of 1915 and after.
Let history decide.
Dr. Pat Walsh (on behalf of publisher, Athol Books)
Direct Link - Robertson Book Presentation. SS Aya Speech
Direct Link -Pat Walsh speech at Book Launch of - Revised.
Direct Link ROBERTSON Reviews and Comments on the book