Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Turkey edges closer to admitting Armenian guilt

Given the significance of the implied admission, Turkish prime minister Erdogan's recent statement has received remarkably little coverage.

There is a graphic reminder of the "pain" of the Armenians in Robert Fisk's article in the Independent's 1914-18 series published yesterday, or of this touching piece from 2010. The rhetorical question attributed to Hitler, "Who, after all, speaks to-day of the annihilation of the Armenians?", appears to be a fabrication, but Fisk places German army officers as witnesses of the 1915 genocide. It would clearly have been in the back of the minds of Hitler, Himmler and their senior executioners, even if not spoken of.

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