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Turkey is a poor example

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Submitted by Ralph (United States), Oct 19, 2002 at 08:48

Turkey is a poor example for the following reason:

Turkey, in spite of the overwhelming evidence documenting the Armenian Genocide, continues to pursue a well-funded campaign - in Washington, DC and throughout the world - to deny and ultimately erase from world history the 1.5 million victims of Ottoman Turkey's and later the Republic of Turkey's systematic and deliberate massacres and deportations of the Armenian people by between the years 1915 and 1923.

Since 1982, successive Administrations, fearful of offending Turkey, have effectively supported the Turkish government's revisionism by opposing passage of Congressional Armenian Genocide resolutions and objecting to the use of the word "genocide" to describe the systematic destruction of the Armenian people.

In short, modern day Turkey's foundation is based on the Genocide of 1.5 million Christians. Until they take steps to recognize this fact, they will always be the "sick man of Europe".
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