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    Hidden Armenians of Turkey Seek to Reclaim Their Erased Identities

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/wo...T.nav=top-news

    Mr. Demirjian, whose grandfather was sheltered by a Kurdish family as a child, held on to his secret. In recent years, though, as Turkey has allowed minorities to identify themselves more freely, he embraced in full his family’s truth. He changed his name to his family’s Armenian one, participated in the restoration of a church in this city, took Armenian language lessons and started delivering Agos, an Armenian newspaper published in Istanbul, to others in this area with a similar past. When his cellphone rings, it blares a song by the Armenian-Syrian singer and songwriter Lena Chamamyan.

    Those efforts have largely been possible because the Kurds were willing to acknowledge their role, as agents for the Ottoman Turks, in the genocide a century ago. That the Kurds themselves suffered under the Turks, who have long denied the existence of a separate Kurdish identity, made reconciliation between Kurds and Armenians easier.
    Reconciliation does work, not always, but.......
    Facing your countries past and admitting what was done was genocide, well that is one sign a culture is maturing.
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    Re: Hidden Armenians of Turkey Seek to Reclaim Their Erased Identities

    So your view is if enough threads are started on the same topic that makes the accusation true?

    The media is calling for more wars claiming Muslims kill Christians and we see how some people go for it hook, line and sinker.

    The article is not a major story nor is really a news report.

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    Re: Hidden Armenians of Turkey Seek to Reclaim Their Erased Identities

    Turkish Premier Says European Stance on Armenian Genocide Reflects Racismhttp://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/18/wo...e=article&_r=0

    ISTANBUL — Turkey’s prime minister on Friday accused Europe of showing signs of racism after the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on his government to recognize the mass killings of Armenians in the collapsing Ottoman Empire as genocide.

    Although Turkey vowed to disregard the resolution, government officials have lashed out at the European Parliament, the legislature of the European Union, accusing it of contriving obstacles to relations with Turkey. But the remarks by the prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, went further.

    “The European Parliament should not take decisions that would result in hatred toward a certain religion or ethnic group if it wants to contribute to peace,” Mr. Davutoglu told reporters in Ankara. “This issue is now beyond the Turkish-Armenian issue. It’s a new reflection of the racism in Europe.”

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