Time to Recognize the Armenian Genocide


Man forstår tyrkens uvilje mod Fogh som generalsekretær i NATO. Han kunne jo hænde at komme til at kritisere folkedrabet på armenerne. Obama siger sandsynligvis ingenting.

Amerikanerne forventer dog, at Obama tager diskussionen med Gül og Erdogan.

Wall Street Journal:

The president should be as frank with the Turks as he was during the campaign.


When President Barack Obama visits Turkey tomorrow, millions of Americans hope that he will fulfill a campaign promise by preparing the Turkish government for official American recognition of the Armenian genocide of 1915-23.
No American president since World War II has come into office with a stronger understanding of the facts about this terrible chapter in history. And no president has a greater track record of speaking plainly about it: As a presidential candidate, Mr. Obama argued forcefully throughout the campaign that “America deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian genocide and responds forcefully to all genocides.”

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