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Armenians,Turks,and so called genocide: response to Mary

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Submitted by SULTAN (Turkey), Oct 21, 2005 at 00:07

Dear Mary,

Armenians,Turks,and Greeks were living all together under Ottoman rule .After WW1 when the empire lost the wars and cracked down,Greeks wanted to have the western anatolia and Armenians eastern anatolia and left the Turks only Ankara region.We Turks with our great leader Atatürk didnt accept this and fought against it. And we won. So today's new countries of Greece ,Turkey and Armenia emerged. Many Turks living in Greece in exchange with the Greeks in Turkey were replaced. And armenians in Turkey are forced to leave Turkey. Because they were the losers and we had every right not to want to live together with them any more that they stabbed us from behind. During this displacement many unwanted deaths ,rapes stealings has occured.These were done as a revenge of what they did to us in the beginning.

We can not be proud of these acts.but these were individual cases and not the Sultans or Atatürks orders.So this was not an organised crime or genocide.From Armenian point of view it can be called a tragedy.

So, how can you see powerful Germany's acts against the poor jews who had no guilt except being jews comparing to the armenians who caused a civil war in the last times of weak Ottoman period and lost at the end. İn fact this happened 100 years ago and history is full of wars like that.

To think that we did a genocide is actually a christian racism. Nobody in this world can question us fot the great defensive wars we had done against the whole world during that period.We deserved these lands in the maximum way.This is why we are bonded to our soil very much today.in fact todays western worlds hatred of islam is also artificial. Everything is based on national interests. Religions has nothing to do with it.

Armenians may cry for one more 100 years.This is their style to keep their society together. No Turkish government can accept this so called genocide because we Turks simply dont believe it. And if EU is not going to have dialog with us for this reason, so be it...
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