As Turkish Daily News reports, Armenian patriarch rejects so-called genocide New York Times refuses to publish declaration by Turkish intellectuals…
Mesrob II, the Patriarch of the Turkish Armenians, said that terminology
should not be used for defining the events which took place in the past
between the Turks and the Armenians, stating that he could not say that
either a genocide or a massacre took place.
“However, I can say that too many painful events occurred. Now there are
those who were affected by this and who have to live with the pain and
trauma of those events,” Mesrob II said.
Patriarch Mesrob II, visited Gaziantep to give a small boat as a present to
the inhabitants of the Kasaba village close to Rumkale, who moved to the
area as it will not be affected by the rise in the water level before the
construction of the Birecik Dam.
The Armenian Patriarch asked that the issue not be seen as a matter of
hatred and offered the starting of the dialogue process.
New York Times refuses to publish declaration by Turkish intellectuals
One of the biggest dailies in the United States, the New York Times rejected
to publish a declaration prepared by Turkish academicians living in this
country on the occasion of May 19. World famous Turkish scientists, such as
Erol Yorulmazoglu and Hayrani Oz, are included in the group of the 125
Turkish scientists who signed the declaration. The newspaper claimed that
expressions contradicting the well-known facts were included in the
declaration regarding the Armenian genocide.