Armenian genocide: Turkish media scourge Gauck
Joachim Gauck has referred the massacres of Armenians as genocide, now he is criticized by Turkish newspapers. The President had exceeded his powers.
Turkish media criticize the Armenian Speech by President Joachim Gauck sharply His remarks were’ shocking’, wrote the online edition of the newspaper’ Hurriyet’. The pro-government newspaper’ Sabah’ threw Gauck of having described the Ottoman Empire with’ ugly words.
Gauck had appointed in his speech at the Berlin Cathedral on the eve of the massacres as genocide. He spoke of a’ genocidal dynamics that fell the Armenian people to the sacrifices’, and of’ deliberate and systematic killings’
In the video. Gauck speaks of genocide
The newspaper Yeni Safak’, which also reported Ankara – friendly, writes Gauck had exceeded his powers with his speech. The newspaper’Star’ commented the German President had referred the Ottomans almost as terrorists.
An official reaction of the Turkish government does not exist yet. Turkey Tells the concept of genocide back however. The Government concedes, however, that at that time innocents were killed. With a memorial service in the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul on Friday of the victims have been thought.
With his criticism of democratic deficits in the country Gauck had made himself unpopular last year. During his visit to the EU – candidate country he was reprimanded by the government.
The beginning of the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire on April 24, 1915 will mark this Friday for the hundredth time. Also Bundestag President Norbert Lammert took place on Friday surprisingly strong words:’ That which took place in the middle of World War I in the Ottoman Empire, under the eyes of the world, was a genocide, ” Lammert said in commemorating the Parliament. He took Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Required’. The current government in Turkey is not responsible for what happened 100 years ago, but what will happen’
Then all parliamentary parties, the massacre condemns genocide, risking the deterioration of Germany’s relations with Turkey.
Genocide of the ArmeniernWorum it?
million Armenians fled or been expelled during the First World War from the Ottoman Empire. End of the 19th century lived in the precursor state of modern Turkey about 2.5 million Armenians. The Ottoman government was in the Christian minority inner enemies and doubt in the world war on their loyalty in the fight against Christian Russia. 1915
Thus began the systematic expulsion and extermination of the Armenians. According to various estimates, millions of people died in the deportations of 1915-16 from 200,000 to 1.5 killed. Many Armenians were forced to convert to Islam.
As the deeds are internationally?
The Government in Sudkaukasusstaat Armenia sees the massacres a’ genocide’. On April 24, commemorates the former Soviet republic of the atrocities that began 100 years ago.
1987 also classified the European Parliament tragedy as’ genocide’ and called on the government in Ankara, this also recognized. Many governments followed. On April 12, 2015, Pope Francis the killings as genocide also.
How Turkey behaves? Turkey, where lives only an Armenian minority, vehemently denies genocide. The nearly one hundred years earlier’ tragic events’ were something for historians, according to Turkey. The Armenians had, in turn, brought in a civil war – and the Ottoman Empire was just responding. The high death toll could be explained by the turmoil of war, famine, and weather, so a common representation.