28 April 2014

3460) Uncle Sarkis Has Stories To Tell...

Turkey’s communists had Uncle Sarkis - the carpenter, just as Lenin had Uncle Harturin - the carpenter. “
Instead of being Dashnak nationalist, I became a communist...” he used to say. His book’s title reflects his hopes: “ The World Suffices Us All ”.
A child of ‘deportations”, Uncle Sarkis, an Armenian, has things to tell those Turks who look into our eyes and say, “ There was genocide “.

Observation #1: Don’t, please, confuse the Armenians from the Caucasus with the Armenians from Anatolia. Armenians from the Caucasus consider the Turks as enemies. So much so that they were against the Armenian migrants from Anatolia when the new Armenian Republic was being established. Similar to the Shephardic - Eshkenazi conflicts in Israil, there is still an Anatolian - Caucasian conflict in Armenia.

Observation #2: The Protestant and Catholic Armenians in Ottoman lands were not deported during the First World War. Those deported usually were the Armenians of Orthodox religion affiliated with Russia.

Observation #3: Still today, seeds of hatred are being cultivated on the soils of my beautiful Anatolia...

Still today, punctuations are being made to the bad, to the ugly, to the negative and historical discussions are being made just on these terms.

I once wrote: Turkey is a country of those who “ know the least about everything ”; and these people re-write history everyday ..! So, the history becomes an instrument in the discussions of politics and propaganda....

If that’s the case....

Let’s have Uncle Sarkis talk......

. . .

Translation From Turkish Into English, Courtesy Of (Mr. S. Dinlenc, New York)

Uncle Sarkis Has Stories To Tell...

Original Version:

Direct Link

sozcu.com.tr/2014/yazarlar/soner-yalcin/sarkis-amcanin-anlatacaklari-var-496312/ (SOZCU Newspaper, April 27 2013) p.18




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