History of Turkish economy
Turkish journalist reverberated to destiny of Armenians’ property after genocide
YEREVAN,SEPTEMBER 6,ARMENPRESS: Turkish journalist Suleiman Yashar in the article titled “Is it possible to write economic history without reverberating to deportation of Armenians” reverberated to the destiny of Armenians’ property after the genocide.
“Armenpress” reports that Turkish journalist analyzed the books about history of Turkish economy before and after genocide and came to conclusion that there is not almost any reverberation to deportation (genocide) of Armenians in books on Turkish history.
The journalist thinks that those books can not introduce truly Turkish economic history without reverberating to property of Armenians. “In the book of Vedat Erdem is mentioned that after exile number of Armenians in Turkey was decreased by 1.2 million and according to census in 1927 number of Armenians was 77 000. What did happen with properties of those 1.2 million Armenians? Without finding out who owned those properties it is impossible to understand how appeared nowadays “white Turk” rich persons, ” wrote Yashar.
According to him scientists do not dare to write about that illegal acquisition of property because they can not say who those people are and how they became rich so quickly in the beginning of the century.
The journalist writes that “white Turks” were worried by the statement of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to return properties taken illegally from minorities to their real owners. Suleiman Yashar introduces the worry of “white Turks” in the following manner: “Erdogan returns the property confiscated by the state if he decides to return property confiscated from Armenians in that case our position will be bad”.