29.9.20

3755) Woodrow Wilson, Armenia, And The Tackling Of A Long-Standing Hypocrisy



On 27 June 2020, Christopher L. Eisgruber, the President of Princeton University, announced via the university’s Office of Communications that the university’s board of trustees decided that the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Wilson College (both of which were major and well-known institutions of the Princeton University) will both be renamed to omit reference to Woodrow Wilson, the 28th American President and a former president of Princeton University. The reason cited by the board of trustees for the decision was the fact that “Woodrow Wilson’s racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college whose scholars, students, and alumni must stand firmly against racism in all its forms.”[1] . . .

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3754) William Saroyan’s Words Are Being Distorted As Well

17.09.2020



There are efforts to commemorate this world-renowned and beloved writer within the framework of the genocide narrative. In a poem written to commemorate Saroyan in the centenary of his birth[1], the word “genocide” is squeezed in, and in the preface of his books or in the documentary “Saroyan’s Land”, it is seen that people are trying to commemorate Saroyan together with the genocide narrative. Apart from these, the most striking issue is that people are trying to give the impression that they are quoting Saroyan by adding new phrases and concepts to his original words.

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31.8.20

3753) Genocide or Betrayal: The true story behind the Armenian question



Halim Gençoğlu
University of Cape Town

The Armenian deportation of 1915 is one of the most politicized historical questions in the field and public sphere. Unfortunately, the historians who support the hypothesis of some Armenians that see the event as an effort at ‘genocide’ are not keen to consult archival sources regarding the issue, but rather repeat the same allegations from a political perspective. This is why the Armenian government did not accept President Erdogan's offer to bring Armenian historians to Turkey to work in a mutual history commission regarding Armenian question. The invitation was rejected by the Armenian government because labelling the other side guilty seemed less risky than working on archival documents with Turkish historians.[1] . . .

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27.8.20

3752) Facts & Fictions Of Turkish Denial

The Turkish government in its propaganda campaign uses a battery of digressions, excuses, half-truths, and obfuscations in its arsenal of denial.

Below we will examine some of these claims and outline the historical reality of the Armenian Genocide, by using mainly Turkish, Austrian and German sources to expose the distortions of the Turkish government. As Turkey's allies during WWI, Austria and Germany could hardly be accused of an anti-Turkish attitude:

FICTION # 1: The Armenian deaths do not constitute Genocide
FICTION # 2: The Armenian deaths were the result of a rebellion and inter-communal fighting
FICTION # 3: The Armenians collaborated with Turkey’s enemies
FICTION # 4: The Armenians were relocated for their own safety
FICTION # 5: The Armenian Genocide was not planned or state-sponsored
FICTION # 6: 1.5 million Armenians did not die
FICTION # 7: More Turks died than Armenians
FICTION # 8: The British released Young Turk leaders because of lack of evidence
FICTION # 9: The Armenians were well treated
FICTION # 10: Hitler did not make his famous statement . . .

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