The grandson of Cemal Pasha, one of the masterminds of the Armenian Genocide issued a book titled “1915: The Armenian Genocide.”
The news was first reported by Istanbul-based Agos weekly and confirmed by journalist Yavuz Baidar on Twitter.
“Armenians in Turkey were Russia-oriented and Turks had to kill them. That’s why the Genocide happened,” Hasan Cemal quotes his grandfather as saying in Munich in 1919.
Cemal is columnist at Milliyet newspaper. In 2008, he visited the Armenian Genocide memorial in Yerevan. His note in the memory book says: “To deny the Genocide would mean to be an accomplice in this crime against humanity.”
Ahmed Cemal Pasha was killed in Tbilisi in July 1922 by Stepan Dzaghigian, Artashes Gevorgyan and Petros Ter Poghosyan as part of Operation Nemesis for his role in the Armenian Genocide. His remains were brought to Erzerum and buried there.