Book on Armenian Genocide becomes bestseller in Turkey

The prominent Turkish journalist Hasan Cemal’s recent book titled “1915: Armenian Genocide,” which was published last month, has become a bestseller in Turkey, Today’s Zaman daily’s columnist writes in his article.

The daily stresses that the author of this controversial book is the grandson of Cemal Pasha, a key figure in the Young Turk government. In his book, Hasan Cemal not only presented factual data on the tragedy, but, also, he spoke about how his personal views have changed and how he turned from a genocide denier to a recognizer.

“The book starts with the first column Hasan Cemal wrote on the topic on Feb. 18, 1985, largely loyal to the official view of Ankara, which maintains that the question has to do with ‘reciprocal massacres’ between Armenians and Muslims, and ends with the talk he gave at the University of California, Los Angeles on March 31, 2011, in which he recognized the ‘Armenian genocide,’” the columnist writes.

The book also quotes passages from Cemal Pasha’s memoirs published in Germany in 1919, in which Cemal Pasha—who is considered to be one of the organizers of the genocide—specifically claimed that, “The real blame [for the Genocide] is with the Russian policy which rascally incited them to attack each other [that is, the Armenians and the Turks].

Pointing to the fact that so far no prosecutions were launched in Turkey against the book’s author, or its publisher, Today’s Zaman states: “Turkey is moving on to leave no taboos unbroken on the other.”

“The late Hrant Dink, a prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist, who fell victim to a racist plot in 2007, said, ‘Neither denial nor recognition first, but cognition.’ I believe those words are still relevant,” Today’s Zaman’s columnist concluded in his article.




3 thoughts on “Book on Armenian Genocide becomes bestseller in Turkey”

  1. R. T. ERDOGAN, Flag of the Ottoman Empire In his speech in Germany, he said:

    “Hang the Turkish flags on your houses … But better yet , I wish you the Ottoman flag in addition to your balcony hangs up, which has three crescents . We will welcome because we are proud of the Ottoman flag. ”

    Another extremely significant threat of Recep Erdogan this week to address the German Merkel government has done because of the criticism that Berlin had on Turkey. ” Germany should be careful. In Germany, 6.5 million Turks live . ” Now again Erdogan in Germany and that the Ankara government was planning to mobilize in order to ‘defend’ interests. Turkey and Islam the Turks living in Europe To this end, in 2010 even set up a special ministry . Ministry of Europe !

    Erdogan dreams of an Islamic world power . According to him , the region has the “ability to form the whole world. ” He regularly praises the close friendship between Turks and Arabs which he existed . Roughly 1,000 years That a large part of the Arab world was conquered by the Ottomans and even the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina , not far . Extends the knowledge of Erdogan apparently And neither do the 400 years of occupation by the Turks in the Holy Land from 1517 to 1918.

    Special Ministry to mobilize Turks abroad..

    The warning from Turkey will likely be dismissed , giggly in Europe, but had better be taken very seriously. In 2010, the Erdogan government established the Ministry for Turks Abroad , that specifically addresses the foreign resident Turks, especially in Europe , to mobilize together to make a fist and ” the interests of Turkey and Islam defend .
    That might not be if it were not on the outside sounds so menacing that there is a special secret meeting in 7300 to live abroad Turkish politicians and businessmen was organized to put it. Extensive project on its feet in 2010 Also two major conferences were organized to establish how the influence of the Turks living in Europe can be increased. A strategy last year.

    Erdogan encourages Ottoman flag to.

    Together the AKP and Gulenleden to the re-establishment of the Turkish Ottoman Empire . “We will again reign from Sarajevo to Damascus , ” predicted the Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu earlier this year to his American colleague John Kerry . Tellingly Erdogan now encourages his followers to use . Flag of the Ottoman Empire In his speech in Germany, he said, ” Hang the Turkish flags on your houses … But better yet , I wish you the Ottoman flag in addition to your balcony hangs up, which has three crescents . We will welcome because we are proud of the Ottoman flag. ” Historically, this flag is the symbol of the Islamic theocratic system, where the Ottoman Empire was based on what the year 2014 will be pursued . By Erdogan and the AKP again

    The National Security Council of Turkey Armenians has been labeled as a major threat .

    Turks genocide on Armenians

    Regarding the genocide of the Turks in the Armenian Christians , is denying historical truth widely used. The slaughter of Armenian Christians took place at the time of the regime of the Young Turks in 1915 to 1918. According to an official document published in January 2009 by the former Ministry of the Interior of the Ottoman Empire , the predecessor of modern Turkey , there appear to be “disappeared” during these years as many as 1. 372,000 Armenians from the population registers . Particularly in the years 1909 , 1915 and 1920 are countless Armenians killed by the Turks in the name of their god Allah . Saving the lives of these ” Armenian infidel idolaters ” as they were called , was seen as contrary to the rules of jihad and therefore they were conscientiously killed in a barbaric way . In Western Armenia more than 1 500 000 Armenian victims fell.

    Estimates of the number of victims range from several hundred thousand to more than 2 million. Large numbers of children were beaten to death by Turks against walls, little girls raped and cut in two . Children were lifted by the hair and beaten half . Blow with a sword Infants were thrown into the air and caught on a banjonet and pregnant women were swords belly ripped open up throat. In addition, there are a huge number of public rapes took place on often very young girls , whether or not followed by murder.
    In 1893 and 1895 many thousands of Armenians were killed by the Ottomans .

  2. To the European Commission :


    In order to create a Turkish nation from above, Turkish nationalists waged a bloody campaign against non-Turkish and non-Muslim elements of the empire.
    The First World War served as an excuse for the Young Turks, the then Turkish goverment, to exterminate Armenians. It was a deliberate and sustain war, in the course of which hundreds of thousands Armenians, Syrians and Greeks had been ruthlessly killed or forced into exile.
    The collapse of the Ottomans had left a power vacuum, filled by another section of the Turkish nationalists, called Kemalists at a later time.
    Mass extermination of the Ottoman times and also an extermination of an ethnically distinct and separate people from Turks.
    What happened back then has been handed down to the later generations by their parents and grand-parents, who witnessed the onslaught, and of whom some are still alive.
    Furthermore the sites of the mass graves all over West Armenia are well known and can easily be located if and when need be. The ruins of the country`s cultural heritage including churches belonged to the nations`s Christian section are still visible.
    The Turks are guilty of the genocide of millions. Muslims in general, are guilty of even more millions of non-muslim deaths.
    The Genocide of Armenians caused more severe damage to the Armenian nation than the Holocaust did to the Jews. While the number of Jews killed by the Germany was larger than the number of Armenians killed by Turkey, the Armenians lost most of their homeland of Cilicia and Western Armenia due to the genocide. The Holocaust also gave a huge international impetus to create Israel. the Holocaust helped create Israel; the Genocide help in the disappearance of the Armenian homeland.
    For even if the opening of Turkey’s archives conclusively show there was a deliberate policy and practice on the part of Turkish authorities in 1915-1923 to dispossess and eliminate Armenians (and Greeks) from their ancestral homeland by the use of mass murder, threats and intimidation–in short, that Turkey was guilty of genocide–what then? It is too late to put on trial any of the perpetrators of that genocide, since they have returned to the dust and mud whence they emerged.
    We think it is only fair to mention the Assyrians that were slaughtered as well with the Armenians and Greeks the total of the 3 ethnic groups were 2.8 million.
    People wish to see the justice served. A search for justice has already began. A legal action against Turkey will at long last be taken at some time in the future.

    We demand of the Turkish authorities firstly the recognition of our country, occupied west Armenia, which was autonomous under the Ottoman Empire and which lost its autonomy; secondly the recognition of the genocides or attempted genocides suffered by our people and which it witnessed in 1915.
    We demand the immediate end of the policy designated under the name ‘Plan D’ which forces the population into an exodus or forced assimilation.

    We demand demilitarisation and the banning of all the activities of military and paramilitary teams which have been exercising terror over the population since 1889.
    The language of the occupied west Armenia, is still banned today. We demand self-determination in the matter of communication, education and social organisation. The Turkish state must recognise the specific beliefs and traditions of the occupied west Armenia people. The policy of Islamisation and Turkishisation (exemplified by the precept: ‘one mosque per village, one Imam per village’) must cease.
    The military policy of the Turkish state has already destroyed a great part of our patrimony: setting fire to our forests, bombing our villages, systematic destruction of our historical monuments the sacred of our culture, and riches of humanity as well.

    We bring to your attention this dramatic reality in the context of the discussion of entering into negotiations with Turkey.

    May the threat to pour people end and may all the minorities of Anatolia live in peace.
    We, the signatures below, demand justice and support the initiatives aiming to bring Turkey to justice.


    Hakis Datvan, spokesman for the Collective Lake Van.

    Click here, if you want to sign

    “Avrupa Komisyonu: Ermeni soykiriminin kabulunde gereken adimlarin atilmasi” kampanyasını başlattım ve harekete geçirmek için senin yardımına ihtiyacım var.
    Hemen şimdi 30 saniyeni ayırarak bunu imzalar mısın? İşte linki:

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    Mazlum halklara karsi soykirimlarin bir daha tekrarlanmamasi icin…
    Bu linke tıklayarak kampanyamı imzalayabilirsin.
    Hakis Datvan

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