Friday, April 10, 2015

"What Was Behind the 'Ethnic Cleansing' of Armenians - 100 Years ago?" by Mustafa Aykol

An Armenian Church in Turkey
Armenians around the world declare the events to have been "a genocide". They claim that up to 1,500,000 were killed in the events after April 25, 1915.

Turks usually deny that, calling the deadly events, "a tragedy that happened during World War I". The term 'tehcir' or 'deportation' is often used.

This issue of "What happened in 1915 is a very large issue between Armenia, and the diaspora around the world on one hand; and the Turkish government on the other hand. Many countries have clearly declared that the events in 1915 were a "genocide". If you are reading about this for the first time, you will get some interesting information of what happened, various interpretations, and clarity brought by Muslims in other countries at the time of World War I.

Today, Mustafa Aykol calls those events 'ethnic cleansing'. His analysis may satisfy some and may infuriate others.

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