Fisk, Robert: Gallipoli centenary conceals Armenian genocide

Fisk, Robert

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust‘, The Independent, 19 January 2015

Fisk says ‘Turkey is planning to use the 100th anniversary of the Allied attempt to invade Turkey in 1915 to smother memory of its own mass killing of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire, the 20th century’s first semi-industrial holocaust’. He says the Turks are fearful that other events of 1915 besides Gallipoli-Canakkale will be remembered.

Like Germany’s right wing and revisionist historians who deny the Jewish Holocaust, Turkey has always refused to accept the Ottoman Turkish Empire’s responsibility for the greatest crime against humanity of the 1914-18 war, a bloodletting which at the time upset even Turkey’s German allies.

Fisk praises, however, the efforts of some Turkish historians to research and publicise the treatment of the Armenians.

 

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