69 million page views

More Lies vs Facts

Reader comment on item: Erdoğan Fails to Conquer New York City
in response to reader comment: Barbarism and Brainwashing

Submitted by Kuvayi Milliye (Turkey), Oct 28, 2014 at 20:11

Anything you can not answer is propaganda or lies.. Easiest way out.. Even original archives.. Slander is the first tactic of the liar to reach above. That counts for your fake historian friend who talks a lot with anger but offers nothing.. Taner Akcam is the paid worker of Armenian Diaspora.. As always, everything you say is a lie.. When average liar can not respond with real arguments.. It is either lie or propaganda.. Favorite excuses..

Which archives are cleansed liar?

Since moving to its new location at Sultan Ahmed Square it has been thronged with researchers. Usually several hundred scholars, young and old, Turkish and foreign (including scholars from Armenia and Greece) are studying there at all times. To say that these are a few persons selected by the Turkish government is absurd.
- The only persons I know to have been excluded from the archives are a very few persons who have abused the employees or who have attempted to steal documents.
- When I first came to these archives forty years ago, it employed a few elderly gentlemen able to read the old script, and their cataloging went very slowly. The archives now has a large staff of catalogers, and it has made available an amazing variety of all sorts of important documents, including the files of the Ministry of the Interior and the Secret Police, the complete archives of Sultan Abdulhamid II's Yildiz Palace, large amounts of secret correspondence stemming from the Young Turk period.
- More is being made available every month. The materials concerning Armenians have all been microfilmed, with Xerox copies made available in bound volumes in the reading room. Copies of these microfilms also were sent to the U.S. Library of Congress and other national libraries throughout the world.

(Professor Stanford Shaw)

"It is not true that Turks hinder or forbid visits to the Archives. I went to Istanbul and visited the Archives. It is true that I had some difficulties, but I had these kinds of difficulties in Italy, as well. I could not enter the archives in Armenia. I wrote a letter, but they have not even replied. I have never been able to gain access. I would be very happy if it were possible. "
( Professor Dr. Stefano Trinchese, Italy )

- As soon as the Ottomans were defeated, however, Istanbul was occupied by the British and an Armenian was appointed in charge of the archives; the long 1919-21 Malta Tribunal process had begun, to try and find the evidence to convict genocidal suspects. No evidence was found, and every accused was eventually released. The Ottomans had no time to "purge" anything.

Bye ...

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to More Lies vs Facts by Kuvayi Milliye

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)