To start with, the religious leader of the Armenian-rooted Turkish citizens of Turkey stated recently (towards France) : Do not interfere with the matters between Turkey and Armenia.
But many French politicians decided to interfere owing to two reasons: to weaken Turkey and for short-term domestic political gains.
Now I do want to suggest that former post of mine:
I quote myself:
“Several countries seem to have an amnesia or an allergy about their past but they have none about the one of Turkey.
These countries ought to look in the mirror before launching missiles of critics to Turkey from their desk.
Why so much obsession about Turkey? Why do so many journalists and politicians in the EU (especially in France) and in the USA keep asking Turkey to face with its past? Is it really in the name of History? Or is it because they want to gain more votes and/or to weaken Turkey? But why don’t they ask at first France, Spain, the English, the USA, …. to face with their past?
Message to these journalists and especially to these politicians:
Atatürk’s army hung some of those who were responsible for that period of horror against the Armenians.
I was born in France, and I was always told that what happened in 1915 in the Ottoman Empire was a genocide. I always believed that. But today I am in the confusion because one year ago Turkey suggested Armenia to create an international investigation group of historians (from any country in the world). But as far as I know, Armenia still hasn’t answered to Turkey. I do not understand. Would not that investigation group of historians unblock the situation?
Before I discovered Turkey, I was never told that some countries manipulated the Armenians in order to share out Anatolia. I wasn’t told neither that many Turks were killed by the Armenian extremists in 1915. Because France 2, TF1 or Arte Info as well as the History books never dealt with that. Never. Though I’ve been watching the news on France 2 since the age of 12.
Why don’t France, Russia, Germany, the UK, the EU and the USA support Turkey’s suggestion and decide to send their historians to that international investigation group?
Since some US and EU politicians are “so concerned” of that period of horror, don’t they think that an international investigation group of historians would be a sensible step?
Those within the EU and the USA who manipulate that dark period of History for political gains, especially at election time, have no dignity and are immoral. That is a lack of respect to the memory of all those who lost their lives. The sole objective of these politicians with no conscience is to gain the votes of their Armenian-rooted citizens. They don’t look at 1915 as human beings but as corrupt politicians.
By the way, Sarkozy was asked about what France did in Algeria, and he answered: “That subject should be dealt with by historians”.
Well, Turkey wants historians of the world to investigate about 1915.
But regarding Turkey, Sarkozy prefers mixing politics and History, since he is used to aiming at taking advantage of the votes of the Armenian-rooted French citizens.
But when it comes to the past of France in Algeria, Sarkozy thinks differently.
Therefore we can really wonder: are Sarkozy and the French assembly credible?
If that kind of politicians really want to help humanity, they ought to stop that unhealthy and immoral game.
The USA can’t change because of their electoral system.
As for the EU, since it is not even able to resolve the Cypriot issue (and actually, it does not even want to), how will it be able to resolve other bigger issues?
But I do think that the EU of Robert Schuman and Jean Monnet still exists. And it has the moral duty to help Armenia and Turkey to resolve their issues. Especially since 1999, when Turkey became an official candidate to the EU. In fact, Turkey’s problems are more than ever those of the EU. But has the EU the will to change?
Some criticize Turkey because it doesn’t implement the protocol that it signed with Armenia. They are right. But maybe that Azerbaijan threatened Turkey and the EU to not support the colossal Nabucco gas project anymore. The Azeris don’t want Turkey to open its frontier with Armenia because of the Upper Karabakh, which Armenia occupies (Turkey closed its frontier with Armenia in 1993 because of that occupation).
Azerbaijan has then become involved. Since the EU has loads of energy about the Nabucco project, why wouldn’t it have some energy about the problems between Turkey-Armenia and Armenia-Azerbaijan? (The EU has lots of energy to block Turkey’s EU membership process by inventing new problems such as the Cypriot issue, but it is not very clear regarding the occupation of Armenia of the Upper Karabakh – January 24th 2011).
Last but not least, it is said that some dark lobbies don’t want these problems in the Caucasus to be resolved, because they still aim at destabilizing Turkey. Will the EU be united and strong enough to offset their anti-peace plans?
Should not Armenia join the Alliance of civilizations created by Mr Zapatero and Mr Erdoğan? That would be another sensible step.”
Eventually I also want to suggest that former post that breathes hope and peace:
Let’s thwart the shadowy plans of those who try to manipulate and divide us, we the citizens of the world.
I’m looking forward to reading comments about the two above-mentioned posts as well as that current post. I’m curious. Thank you very much for your interest.
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