Remains of the Armenian corpses burnt alive in the cattle-shed in Aly-Zrna
April 24th was the 104th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in Turkey.
Thousands of people marched through Los Angeles to commemorate the anniversary. The most recent genocide of the Armenians began on April 24th, 1915, and 1.5 million Christian Armenians were slaughtered by the Muslim Ottoman Turks.
Historic photo of crucified Christian Armenian girls in Turkey.
On April 24 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted about the Armenians saying the “relocation” was “reasonable.”
This was a stunning response by the leader of the Turkish regime on the genocide anniversary.
But he wasn’t done yet. The Turkish President’s official website posted a letter Erdogan sent to the General Vicar of the Armenian Patriarch of Turkey, Aram Ateşyan. The letter was rife with justifications, equivocations, temporal distancing of the crime and a warning.
The AP reported via Sheikyermami.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week justified the Armenian genocide, arguing that deportation of the Christian group by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 that ultimately led to mass killings was “reasonable.”
April 24 is the anniversary of the genocide, when much of the world honors the over 1.5 million Armenians killed between 1915 and 1923. The Ottoman Empire also ethnically cleansed Turkey of Assyrians and Greeks in that time. Turkey has yet to apologize for the killings or even acknowledge them as a genocide, and its government condemns those who do.
The forced removal of the Armenians was among the various drastic measures the Ottoman Empire took against the group that ultimately resulted in genocide.