Turkey has Never officially acknowledged the Armenian Genocide that took place under the Ottoman Empire amidst WWI. The “Secular” Republic of Turkey established by Ataturk did Not want to accept it either. This Documentary may be a Fresh Reminder to President Erdogan the New Chearleader of the Palestinian Cause and on Visit to Iran of Turkey’s Double Standards when it comes to expressing outrage towards Genocide. If indeed Israel should be rightly held Accountable for its disproportionate and bloody military intervention in Gaza this year, Turkey on the otherhand is in No Way in a Moral Position to give lessons to the International community be it to Israel. On a Friendly visit to Iran, Mr. Erdogan did Not Even mention the plight of Iranians whose Electoral Demands and Rights were crushed by the unelected government of President Ahmadinejad but in addition he did not even bother to mention to disastrous situation of Political prisoners in Iran. The Irony of Mr. Erdogan and Mr. Ahmadinejad’s staunch support for the Palestinian cause and particularly their overlooking of the HAMAS party’s actions before and after the Israeli attack is that Both Turkey and Iran were to bomb Kurdish Rebels on the Iran-Iraq Frontier during the Very moment when they were brandishing Israel for bombarding the people of Gaza.
To Turkey’s credit and given the fact that it is striving hard to join the European Union, that the Turkish State has been making progress in terms of recognizing it’s minorities. In recent months it officially recognized the Republic of Armenia as a economic partner and is also giving more voice to the Kurdish cultural minorities in the national media. However unlike Germany, Turkey never looked back at it’s history in a Critical eye nor had the courage to publically acknowledge it’s historical responsability in the Armenian Genocide for which the young Turks today have absolutely no blame other than a moral responsability of feeling accountable to the Truth be it for the sake of future generations.
I am No authority on the question of the Armenian Genocide nor of the complexities of the relations between the Turks and the Armenians so I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the accusations against the Turkish State today presented in this documentary BUT on the otherhand I have no reason to doubt the genuine testimonies of those who survived this well documented genocide of the Armenians during the Ottoman Empire 1915–1917.