COMUNICATO STAMPA: LACRIME (TURCHE) DI COCCODRILLO

LACRIME (TURCHE) DI COCCODRILLO

 

La turchia di Erdogan non si smentisce…negazionista Ŕ, e negazionista rimane.

 

Alla vigilia del 99░ anniversario del Genocidio armeno il premier turco Erdogan ha rilasciato un comunicato,  diramato in ben sette lingue, armeno compreso, nel quale si lascia andare a talune considerazioni sugli “accadimenti della prima guerra mondiale”.

 

La stampa internazionale ha dato ovviamente molta enfasi alle suddette dichiarazioni che taluni, molto affrettatamente, hanno giudicato una apertura turca sulla questione armena.

 

In realtÓ una attenta lettura del testo evidenzia, accanto a qualche timida frase di circostanza, la consueta impostazione negazionista della Turchia.
Che anzi esce rafforzata proprio dalle frasi del leader turco condite dai soliti distinguo e prese di circostanza.

 

Il “Consiglio per la comunitÓ armena di Roma”
si associa alle reazioni negative che giungono dagli armeni di tutto il mondo ed invita a vigilare contro il negazionismo turco che, a pochi mesi dal centenario del Genocidio armeno, continua a caratterizzare la politica di Ankara.

 

Il messaggio di Erdogan, a parte le “condoglianze ai nipoti” degli armeni, rafforza ancor di pi¨ l’antistorica posizione turca, cerca di mettere sullo stesso piano un milione e mezzo di armeni trucidati con alcune decine di migliaia di soldati turchi
caduti nel corso delle avventate campagne militari dei generali ottomani;
addita, inequivocabilmente, agli armeni la responsabilitÓ se ancora oggi la questione del Grande Male non Ŕ risolta e getta nello stesso calderone della Grande Guerra un popolo sterminato dalla ferocia dei Giovani Turchi e tutti coloro che hanno perso la vita nel corso della guerra. Guerra che diviene, ancora una volta, una cortina fumogena dietro alla quale celare la grande strage armena.

 


Il 
“Consiglio per la comunitÓ armena di Roma” rifiuta con fermezza ogni atto
che non sia un pieno e formale riconoscimento di responsabilitÓ per il genocidio del popolo armeno.


Nessun tentativo di “depistaggio” diplomatico potrÓ mai arrestare il diritto alla Memoria  che gli armeni in ogni angolo del mondo reclamano a gran voce; il 24 aprile ed ogni giorno dell’anno.

 

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Limes Oggi

Il messaggio di Erdoğan agli armeni sugli eventi del 1915 (testo integrale)
 

“The 24th of April carries a particular significance for our Armenian citizens and for all Armenians around the world, and provides a valuable opportunity to share opinions freely on a historical matter.

It is indisputable that the last years of the Ottoman Empire were a difficult period, full of suffering for Turkish, Kurdish, Arab, Armenian and millions of other Ottoman citizens, regardless of their religion or ethnic origin.

Any conscientious, fair and humanistic approach to these issues requires an understanding of all the sufferings endured in this period, without discriminating as to religion or ethnicity.
 

Certainly, neither constructing hierarchies of pain nor comparing and contrasting suffering carries any meaning for those who experienced this pain themselves.

As a Turkish proverb goes, “fire burns the place where it falls”.

It is a duty of humanity to acknowledge that Armenians remember the suffering experienced in that period, just like every other citizen of the Ottoman Empire.

In Turkey, expressing different opinions and thoughts freely on the events of 1915 is the requirement of a pluralistic perspective as well as of a culture of democracy and modernity.

Some may perceive this climate of freedom in Turkey as an opportunity to express accusatory, offensive and even provocative assertions and allegations.

Even so, if this will enable us to better understand historical issues with their legal aspects and to transform resentment to friendship again, it is natural to approach different discourses with empathy and tolerance and expect a similar attitude from all sides.

The Republic of Turkey will continue to approach every idea with dignity in line with the universal values of law. Nevertheless, using the events of 1915 as an excuse for hostility against Turkey and turning this issue into a matter of political conflict is inadmissible
 

The incidents of the First World War are our shared pain. To evaluate this painful period of history through a perspective of just memory is a humane and scholarly responsibility.

Millions of people of all religions and ethnicities lost their lives in the First World War. Having experienced events which had inhumane consequences - such as relocation - during the First World War, should not prevent Turks and Armenians from establishing compassion and mutually humane attitudes among towards one another.

In today’s world, deriving enmity from history and creating new antagonisms are neither acceptable nor useful for building a common future.

The spirit of the age necessitates dialogue despite differences, understanding by heeding others, evaluating means for compromise, denouncing hatred, and praising respect and tolerance.

With this understanding, we, as the Turkish Republic, have called for the establishment of a joint historical commission in order to study the events of 1915 in a scholarly manner. This call remains valid.

Scholarly research to be carried out by Turkish, Armenian and international historians would play a significant role in shedding light on the events of 1915 and an accurate understanding of history.

It is with this understanding that we have opened our archives to all researchers. Today, hundreds of thousands of documents in our archives are at the service of historians.

Looking to the future with confidence, Turkey has always supported scholarly and comprehensive studies for an accurate understanding of history. The people of Anatolia, who lived together for centuries regardless of their different ethnic and religious origins, have established common values in every field from art to diplomacy, from state administration to commerce.Today they continue to have the same ability to create a new future.

It is our hope and belief that the peoples of an ancient and unique geography, who share similar customs and manners will be able to talk to each other about the past with maturity and to remember together their losses in a decent manner.

And it is with this hope and belief that we wish that the Armenians who lost their lives in the context of the early twentieth century rest in peace, and we convey our condolences to their grandchildren.

Regardless of their ethnic or religious origins, we pay tribute, with compassion and respect, to all Ottoman citizens who lost their lives in the same period and under similar conditions.”

Traduzione non ufficiale dal turco. Fonte: Today's Zaman