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Armenian genocide: Why many Turkish people have trouble accepting it

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BOSTON — Another April 24 has come and gone. It is the day Armenians around the world remember as beginning of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, when thousands of their ancestors perished.

I am a 52-year-old Turkish-American woman and I must admit that it wasn’t until I was in my late forties that I ever had a conversation with an Armenian person about the Armenian Genocide. Why? The answer lies in why I am compelled to write now about my own personal journey and two murders a quarter of a century apart.

On May 4, 1982, I learned that a man I knew had been shot to death on his way home from work. That kind and gentle man was Orhan Gündüz, who at the time was Turkey’s honorary consul to Boston. I had stopped by his little souvenir shop in Cambridge for a quick hello. As it happened, this was just a few hours before he died. What I remember most vividly is how his murder (a group named Justice Commandos against Armenian Genocide claimed responsibility) confused me so much that I spent the next 25 years avoiding the subject.

Like most other Turkish people of my generation, my knowledge of Armenians was limited to what I had studied in history classes: that the Armenians had sided with the Western allies during the waning days of the Ottoman Empire, and for that they were forever marked as traitors by Turkey and the Turks. Over the two decades following Gündüz’s assassination, I simply shunned the subject of the Armenian Genocide because it was too uncomfortable, too painful, and too difficult for me to deal with.

Then came the summer of 2006, when I received an invitation to work on an Armenian-Turkish dialogue project in greater Boston. I immersed myself in the subject. I learned the history of the Ottoman Armenians, which had been missing from the school textbooks I read as a child. I made new friends, including Armenian-Americans with whom I’d been living parallel lives, while never exchanging a word.

During this time I heard the news of an assassination. Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor, was gunned down in Istanbul by a 16-year-old Turkish nationalist. I did not know much about Dink at the time. I knew only that he was the founder of Agos, the first community newspaper in Turkey printed in both Armenian and Turkish, that he had opened the eyes of his traditionally quiet and passive Armenian community, encouraging both Armenians and Turks to speak openly about their ethnic identities and their family histories, and that countless people in Turkey had discovered their lost Armenian ancestry through his help and support. The date was January 19, 2007, 25 years after I had buried the subject of the Armenian Genocide.

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Ruling on Turks

by zig

A "turk" in turkey is an ethnic identity but they are only related to other Turkish groups at between 5-10%.
So they are likely a mix the same indigenous peoples who have lived in Anatolia for ages, all the peoples who came to Constantinople, Kurds, caucasians, Armerians and definitely Greeks and Jews plus Slavs and from the their conquest and then retreat from the Balkans etc.
Under the Ottomans there were not ethnic destinations. Everything was divided by religion
Also some of their Europeans heritage was likely picked up

The Swastika is a Perversion of Buddhist Wheel.

by Hitlers_Mind

He borrowed from various cultures to make a false premise of the German superiority, which amounted to something like saying a Chinese person is Irish or Italian. The Swastika is a perversion of Buddhism/Zen/Zorastrian religion, while "Aryan" is a term referring to those peoples who speak a group of languages called "Aryas" and are generally not blue-eyed, blonde Nordics or fair-skinned Vikings. As ridiculous as it is, Hitler maintained that these Nordics were Aryan, or more accurately Persian/Byzantine/Greek/Turkish/etc. The Nazi premise is false and ridiculous.

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FAQ

James
What are turkish trousers like to wear and what is their history?

There is no such a thing Turkish trousers.... but we've got trousers which village people wear and it's called shalvar. it's really baggy at the bottom and people wear them in the villages when they work on the field... But now it's like a fashion.. even classy women started to wear them. they produce it reall fancy now as well... they are comfortable but i wouldnt wear them coz it looks so baggy and sometimes like you shite yourself and have diapers :))

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