|Turkish grave stones at the Gallipoli War Site.|
Obama said: “I have consistently stated my own view of what occurred in 1915, and my view has not changed. A full, frank and just acknowledgement of the facts is in all our interests. Peoples and nations grow stronger, and build a foundation for a more just and tolerant future, by acknowledging and reckoning with painful elements of the past. We welcome the expression of views by Pope Francis, Turkish and Armenian historians, and the many others who have sought to shed light on this dark chapter of history.”
|Turkish men and women praying at the Gallipoli War Site|
Why is Turkey conducting a "Popularity Poll" at the time of the Gallipoli commemorations?
How did those 1915 events influence the creation of the word, "Genocide"?
What will Turkey's response be to Russia after even Putin called the events a "Genocide"?
A fine article examining this "battle of words" in Al Monitor is found here.