Now that the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee has recognized the Ottoman Empire genocide of Armenians in the 1910s, how about the ongoing genocide of Greeks in the Republic of Turkey?!!!
For that matter, why is Ankara so upset? Ataturk drew a firm line between the Empire and the Republic, right? So they should be as condemnatory of the Ottomans’ genocide of Armenians as anybody. In fact, they proclaim a French-like ethnicity-free Turkey, so such ethnic-focused politics as the Teens’ genocide of Armenians, and the continuing genocide of Greeks, should be repugnant to them, right?
Obviously, something else is going on in Turkey, something that unites the “secularist” military and the current “Islamist” government there. What else could it be but… underlying ethnic Muslim Turkishness? You mean Turkey really is all about ethnic Muslim Turks, and not some ethnicity-free egalitarian non-Fundamentalist paradise? That the “secularist, modern, Westernist, EU-aspirant republic” is a sham?!!! That there really has been, and is still, genocide against anyone NOT ethnic Muslim Turkish?!!!
Tell your U.S. Representative to condemn ALL the Turks’ genocides.