The Armenian Genocide

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The denial of the Armenian genocide has been a problem for many of the Armenian people around the world. It is not only an issue of Armenian-Turkish relations, but also an issue of Armenian relations with the rest of the world. It has become a serious issue for Armenia becoming a part of the first world. The essence of the Turkish denial of the genocide includes collusion with other governments as well as using media outlets to aid their cause. Understanding the issues that are being denied is a topic of discussion as well. History itself is in question with regard to the Armenian genocide; political leaders and historians of the world have questioned their own thoughts on the truth of historical documents. Turkish officials distorting history …show more content…
Theriault. This organization was allusive; it had a “Special Organization” which had generals that were in charge of the deportation and ultimately the genocide. The leaders of the Ottoman Empire formed the CUP and as they were dismantled they recreated themselves with a new leader Ataturk, creating the land we call Turkey today. According to Joseph A. Kechichian the CUP was associated with a special organization called Tekilat-ı Mahsusa an elusive organization that was a “Lethal anti-Armenian instrument”. Although, the CUP asserted they were defending themselves against Armenians and had to kill the perpetrators of their borders, deport the Armenians that were organizing rebellions, and were a threat to their nation. This begs the question, where were these rebellions and what records where there of them? Which, leads the Turkish government to take action against a handful of generals that they could use as a scapegoat. According to Theriault initially there were trials for the offending generals of the genocide and that didn’t pan out as the Turkish government started to take power and the CUP was dismantled. This was the beginning of an extensive denial campaign by the Turkish …show more content…
Theriault examines the “domination relation” and how the Turks intended and still intend on dominating the Armenians, who they considered being the inferiors, and this domination would manifest itself in the denial of the genocide. The government’s that are involved in the denial allow for this to occur and are at fault as well. This is essentially a machine to allow for the discrimination of Armenians around the world; denying them the right to acknowledge lost loved ones. Not only have they lost their loved ones they don’t even have their remains. The mass graves that were a result of the genocide dehumanizes the dead and their living relatives. Younger generations of Armenians that are raised to ignore the past of such a large piece of Armenian history is a direct result of the Turkish denial and cover-up of the Armenian genocide. This is a war of lies that continues to march on. The living relatives of the victims of the genocide are forced to “move on”. These deliberate “in your face” tactic for suppressing the dead and intimidating the living is an extreme form of humiliation. The Turkish government is an active participant in the propagation of the genocide till this day. The fact that other governments are silent reinforces the domination and humiliation. Armenians who are citizens of the world are denied their

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