The “Most Colossal Crime of All Ages”
A new U.S. resolution acknowledging the Armenian Genocide has Turkey outraged.
An ugly truth of history has just been acknowledged. On October 29, the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (405 to 11) in favor of Resolution 296, which acknowledges the Armenian genocide perpetrated by Ottoman Turks during WW1.
Indeed, Turkey is currently outraged at this resolution; its president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, called it “worthless” and the “biggest insult” to the Turkish people. Such willful denial borders the surreal considering how well documented the Armenian genocide is.
What explains the genocide carried out by Turkey against the Christian Assyrians at the same time? The same can be said about the Greeks, some 750,000 of whom were liquidated. From a Turkish perspective, the primary thing Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks had in common was that they were all Christians—“infidels.”
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