Armenian genocide allegations surrounding the events of 1915 are being utilized by the Armenian diaspora and Western politicians to sow hatred against Turkey, stated a German political scientist.
Speaking to the New York-based Turkish-American Security Foundation (TASFO), Dr. Christian Johannes Henrich, director of the Research Center for Southeast Europe and Caucuses in Germany, stated governments and parliaments of different international locations ought to steer clear of the subject.
Turkey and Armenia ought to first focus on the problem and associated questions concerning the allegations “unconditionally and brazenly with the assist of scientists,” stated Henrich.
“The subject is being utilized by the Armenian Diaspora and a few Western politicians to fire up resentment against Turkey. There is structural anti-Islamic racism in Western international locations which is cherished and cared for by numerous folks,” he added.
Regarding the silence within the Christian world over the killings of Turks and Muslims from 1915-1923, Henrich recalled that the primary Prime Minister of Armenia, Hovhannes Katchaznouni, confirmed the outrages against Turks, Kurds and Arabs in Eastern Anatolia then.
“He stylish it on blind belief in Russia. However, these elements of the story are hidden. You will hardly discover a e-book by a Western creator that mentions the Muslim victims by Armenian and Russian massacres,” he stated.
Turkey’s place on the events of 1915 is that the deaths of Armenians in japanese Anatolia happened when some sided with invading Russians and revolted against Ottoman forces. A subsequent relocation of Armenians resulted in quite a few casualties.
Turkey objects to the presentation of those incidents as “genocide,” describing them as a tragedy by which either side suffered casualties.
Ankara has repeatedly proposed the creation of a joint fee of historians from Turkey and Armenia in addition to worldwide consultants to sort out the problem.