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Turkish writer, Orhan Pamuk, criticized by Turkey for telling the truth!

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    Turkey To Target At Orhan Pamuk
    From: [email protected]
    Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 20:58:50 +0400 (AMT)



    15 Feb 05

    Turkish Papers and Scientists Declare Him Traitor of Nation

    The Swiss Tagesanzeiger published the interview given by Orhan Pamuk,
    Turkish novelist, in its February 6 issue. Itâ[email protected]~Ys worth reminding
    that the Turkish novelist emphasized the necessity to publicly speak
    about the tragic events that took place in the past and added: "30
    thousand Kurds and 1 million Armenians were killed in Turkey. Almost
    no one dares speak but me, and the nationalists hate me for that."

    The statement made by Pamuk aroused indignation in Turkey and he
    became the target of almost all Turkish newspapers that condemn him
    of treason.

    For example, Vatan newspaper touched upon the statement of Pamuk in
    "Is the Freedom of Speech Is Also Freedom of Treason?" article, while
    the article published in Aksham is entitled "Why Does Pamuk Hate?"

    Hyurriet called Pamuk "the black writer" in the article by Fatih
    Altay. The newspaper calls him a liar, emphasizing that his approach is
    that of an enemy. Hyurriet called the writer "a miserable creature,"
    adding that they even donâ[email protected]~Yt want to waste their hatred on him.

    The Turkish scientists join the Turkish press in making Orhan Pamuk
    a target for criticism and hatred. In order to comment Pamukâ[email protected]~Ys
    statement, Gazete Vatani turned to Tokamesh Atesh, professor at the
    Istanbul University, who called this statement a huge drawback for
    the novelist, adding that the history shouldnâ[email protected]~Y t be analyzed like
    that. Professor Bahaddin Yediydez accused Pamuk of ignorance and said:
    "There is not a single country in the world where the state authorities
    do not interfere with the rebellion of a separate ethnic group."

    Professor Hikmet Ozdemir, head of the Armenian Studies Department at
    the Turkish Union of Historians, threatened to refute the "unfair"
    statement of Pamuk scientifically. At the same time, he emphasized that
    he, as a scientist, canâ[email protected]~Yt seriously treat Pamuk, saying that his
    statement about the massacre of 1 million Armenians is a "great lie."

    Halil Inaljek, professor at the Bosphorus University, accepting the
    worldwide fame of Pamuk, condemned him of making an irresponsible
    statement against the Turkish state and the Turkish nation.

    Perhaps, only Halil Berktay, professor at Sabanj University, supported
    Pamuk describing him as a fair intelligent and pointed out that he
    told the truth. Berktay added: "In 1915-16 about 800 thousand or 1
    million Armenians were killed for sure. I donâ[email protected]~Yt know how many Kurds
    were killed in the Southeast of the country. But, I think it is quite
    possible that the number of the killed Kurds amounted 30 thousand."

    Itâ[email protected]~Ys worthless to comment on the response of the Turkish press
    and the scientists to the statement made by Orhan Pamuk. We just want
    to inform our readers about the confrontation, so that the Armenian
    society can response the anti-Armenian statements of the dregs of
    society that have to unfold Turkish-Azeri propaganda in Armenia. At
    the same time, we want to tell the public, culture and political
    figures visiting Turkey that they shouldnâ[email protected]~Yt mix the tolerance in
    issue of the difference in the opinions with joining their voices to
    the Turkish denial of the Armenian Genocide.

    By Hakob Chakrian



    [CENTER][I][COLOR="Red"][B]"We must remind the Turkish Government that when they had Sultan Abdul Hamid, we had Andranik Pasha, Serob Aghbyur, and Gevorg Chaush. When they had Taleat pasha, we had Soghomon Tehleryan. New Hrants will be born, and our struggle will go on.” [/B][/COLOR][/I][/CENTER]

    [COLOR="Black"][CENTER][B]"Hrant Dink's murder is tragic proof that the Turkish government - through its campaign of denial, threats and intimidation against the recognition of the Armenian Genocide - continues to fuel the same hatred and intolerance that initially led to this crime against humanity more than 90 years ago."[/B][/CENTER][/COLOR]