Thursday, 9 May 2013
Perhaps the most famous contemporary Armenian, the singer Charles Aznavour, who is well over 80, was present personally two years ago as the city of Geneva presented its plans for a memorial. The memorial was to commemorate the genocide that victimised up to 1.5 million Armenians in the First World War. The reaction of Turkey was not long in coming: they protested to the department for foreign agairs. Then all went quiet about the project. In short, only the veto of the cantonal memorial commission only applied to the planned location in Geneva's old town.

But now the promoters have found a new place for the "Lanterns of Tears", which - instead of lamps - are intended to hold tears made from steel. Now the memorial is to be in Ariana park, right next to the UN building...

Turkish circles are not going to the barricades over these plans. In recent weeks they have not only interceded with the Geneva authorities, but tried to mobilise the management of the UN building against the project. Celâl Bayar, president of the Union of Turkish Associations of Suisse Romande, confirmed that the Turkish side had intervened with the UN.

The new site is "a provocation", says Bayar. The memorial infringes the principles of the UN, as in the case of the Armenians there had been no genocide according to the Genocide Convention, he said. The Turkish embassy in Bern also condemns the project. The memorial is "an expression of hatred", he writes in an opinion. Such a controversial topic must be dealt with "in an open, objective and academic debate" and not the one-sided view of one party, he said. Turkey does not accept the "Events of 1915" - according to the official formulation - as genocide.
Source: Nzz.ch

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: assimilate! Is not difficult! I promise! Sheeple of Turkish decent who refuse to acknowledge that the genocide did not happen are still Turks. They have not assimilated nor integrated. So why they still here? That's someone I would really like to know.

alas said...

The thing with Turks is that most of them (in my opinion) are actually white and that they have the potential to integrate. I know some who have and count them as friends. But if they remain Turks or Muslims then they are in my opinion still not welcome. For the most part, they will decide on individual basis.

Anonymous said...

it wasn't the turks vs the armenians, it was the muslims vs the christians. at the time of the genocide the armenians were the largest christian minority in the ottoman empire.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous. They have not assimilated nor integrated .So why are they still here ? " Good question. Read this. In 1974 Algerian President Houri Boumediene ,the man who ousted Ben Bella, three years after Algerian Independence, spoke before the General Assembly of the United Nations and without circumlocutions he said '' One day millions of men will leave the Southern hemisphere of this planet to burst into Northern one. But not as friends, because they will burst into conquer, and they will conquer by populating it with their children. Victory will come to us from the wombs of our women"
aias You must know that as a true muslim ,follower of Islam WILL NEVER integrate. ssk

Anonymous said...

See what muslims are up to all over the world www.thereligionofpeace.com

Anonymous said...

Genocide is supposed to be against the principles of the UN as a whole. However, these days, that only applies if victims are muslims. Jews and Christians are again fair game for genocidal lunatics infected by the principles of islam.

Anonymous said...

@ alas: iets not skincolour, iets character. 90% of Turks don't know what character is. They are sheeple. I have black friends with more character than any Turk I've ever met. Turks just will not ever assimilate unless you take an individual and have it raised far away from other Turks, then one might succeed, that's the only way for Turks to assimilate. As for your friends, remember that muslims are forced to lie to non muslims so don't be suprised if you end up with your throat cut!

Anonymous said...

The mass exodus of Christians from the Muslim world

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/05/07/mass-exodus-christians-from-muslim-world/#ixzz2SvdhQ213

Thank Obama – he has done what Mohammed wished for – the elimination of Christians and Jews from lands conquered by and for Islam.

DP111

Anonymous said...

the only effective monument to commemmorate the armenian victims of islamic jihad would be an extremely large pile of muslim heads. anything else is foolishness. even if the swiss build a monument, when muslims breed themselves into the majority in switzerland, they will tear it down, and erect their own monument--a very large pile of swiss heads. the only choice for the swiss is which kind of heads will make the monument. now, the swiss could chose to make the monument of muslim heads. wait and continue to allow muslim immigration and breeding, and the heads will be swiss. your choice swiss. we know what the muslim's choice will be, when they aquire the majority. that choice was displayed in armenia, among many, many other places.

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