Friday, February 23, 2018

Holland: Votes to recognise Armenian 'genocide', Ankara not happy.

(The Hague. )The Dutch parliament voted Thursday overwhelmingly voted in favour of recognising the mass killing of Armenians in the early 1900s under the Ottoman Empire as "genocide", in a move that has pissed off the Turks which replied in a statement:
"We strongly condemn the decision of the Netherlands' House of Representatives today to recognize the 1915 events as 'genocide' The decision has no place in either history or justice. Therefore, it has no legal binding or validity. “
Turkey's position on the events of 1915 is that deaths of over 1.5 million Armenian's in eastern Anatolia in 1915 occurred after some sided with invading Russians and revolted against Ottoman forces. A subsequent relocation of Armenians resulted in numerous casualties. Ankara does not recognise the claim of genocide but acknowledges there were casualties on both sides during World War I. In fact so strong is this inability to accept the truth, that people have been murdered in Turkey for mentioning the Armenian 'genocide'.

The irony here, is Turkey has no problem playing the genocide card against Israel (where the Arab population is growing faster than the Jewish one) of finger pointing at the US, Germany, France and the Greeks regards past indiscretions , yet the fact remains when the shoe is on the other foot, the Turks scream and stamp their tiny little feet in which to scream foul play. Which kind of explains another dig the Turks made at the Dutch:
"The unfounded decisions taken by the parliament of a country which closed its eyes to the Srebrenica massacre... have no place in history,"
This isn't the first time the Turks have thrown a hissy fit:

In 2006, Turkey condemned a French parliamentary vote which would make it a crime to deny that Armenians had suffered genocide. The bill did not become law - but Turkey suspended military ties.

In March 2007, Turkey withdrew its ambassador to Washington after a US congressional committee narrowly approved a resolution branding the killings as "genocide.

In 2015 Turkey recalled its Vatican ambassador and accused the Pope of having "discriminated about people's suffering" after Pope Francis called it "the first genocide of the 20th Century"

In June 2016 Turkey withdrew its ambassador to Berlin and denounced the vote as “null and void after the German Parliament recognised the Armenian genocide.

It appears that Turkey subscribes to the notion, do as I say and not as I do. on that note here's a message from me to Turkey: