HISTORY FORUM: BBC Documentary: Armenian Genocide - 'The Betrayed' (Incomplete 5 Parts)

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HISTORY FORUM: BBC Documentary: Armenian Genocide - 'The Betrayed' (Incomplete 5 Parts)
by Darius Kadivar
30-Oct-2009
 

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

DOCUMENTARY INCOMPLETE ( Anyone's Feedback Appreciated)

Part I:

Part II:

Part III:

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Part IV ( Missing):

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Part V:

 

Recommended Website:

Armenian National Institute Washington DC:

http://www.armenian-genocide.org/

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bajenaghe Jaan and ThePope Jaan

by Darius Kadivar on

Thank you for your feedbacks.

What I think is important for any nation is to come to terms with its own history. It is not an easy thing to do particularly when it comes to such things as Crimes Against Humanity.

I am sure that not all Turks are responsible for what happened at the time nor are the young generation to blame. But to deny an evidence seems to me more hurtful to any nation than coming to terms with the Truth.

In the end I wish the best for a reconciliation between Armenians and Turks.

Only the Future can say if it is achievable.

Same should be said about our own history, recent or Past:

http://iranian.com/main/2009/oct/human-rights-and-democratic-transition-iran

 

Warm Regards,

DK


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darius jan

by bajenaghe naghi on

Thank you for the blog. 

Some years ago, I was talking to someone I was doing business with who told me this story about what happened to his grandmother back in Turkey. 

Grandmother had gone shopping one day and on her way back home she sees a severed head on the road. She gets near it and recognises it as her husband's. The Turks had entered their home, killed the husband, beheaded him, and had thrown his head in the street. 

 


ThePope

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by ThePope on

DK jaan, thx for this timely blog.

About the accuracy of the accusations against the turks (turkey), all I can say is that one only needs to learn about their past.
The turks' history is filled with barbarism; killing & destruction, so there is absolutely no doubt about their past savageries.