Posted by Armenia on November 28, 2006 at 08:36:34:
In Reply to: re: "the 1915 armenian genocide" did not take place posted by Lies-and-damn-lies on November 27, 2006 at 23:30:03:
Scant evidence yes, apart from the history books, the photographs, the eye-witness accounts, the ambassadors' letters from Constantinopole, the many government reports and even contemporaneous articles in the New York Times in 1915 (see above).
Its acceptance by the UN, European Parliament, European Council and many more international and religious organisations - the Hebrew societies are particularly suportive having gone through a similar holocaust but all this is only scant support for the event.
The French National Assembly went so far as to vote in a bill declaring it an offence to deny the Armenian Genocide and the Netherlands refused to allow some Turkish politicians to run for election because they denied that the Genocide had occurred and this disbarred them from participating in Dutch democratic process. The European Parliament in September passed a motion calling on Turkey "to recognize the Armenian genocide as a condition for its EU accession".
The Turkish government says it didn't happen - and of course we believe them - everyone else is out of step - and obviously all those photographs and archival material are just made up for badness - probably something to do with the Crusades.
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