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The Marmara Group Foundation reviewed "Armenian claims after 24 April"

Monday, April 29, 2019 - Read: 872
The Marmara Group Foundation reviewed

The president of the Marmara Group Foundation Dr. Akkan Suver emphasized " Those who incite racist hatred against Turkey should stay away from hateful speech and the prejudices and it's reasonable to give credit to the international judicial organs.
"Armenian claims after 24 April" has addressed by the Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Foundation.

Speaking at the workshop, the President of the Marmara Group Foundation, Akkan Suver, while expressing that Macron with the personal desire, France has been hosting the so-called Armenian allegations this year, said that the situations in France stem from Macron's desire to escape attention through a desire to escape the vortex he fell into in domestic politics.

Dr. Akkan Suver while emphasizing that Turkey's invitation with careful insistence for decades about "We opened our archives, you also open your archives." however, it is not possible to explain with the reason that those who support these alleged claims with hatred grudge, said that " We believe that those who incite racist hatred against Turkey should stay away from hateful speech and the prejudices and it's reasonable to give credit to the international judicial organs and we are waiting for historians to determine history, not the politicians." Suver said that Macron had ignored the Karabakh issue, which had been witnessed 20 years ago, while he approached the events that happened 100 years ago in this way.

The Chairman of Grand National Assembly of Turkey-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Friendship Group and AK Party Istanbul Deputy Şamil Ayrım told that while putting roadmap of Turkey's 2005, this issue should to be left to historians, not politicians and told that he wanted the opening of the archives.

Ayrım said that "We do not have a black mark in our history. First World War, is really a period of common pain. We do not deny it. 20 people from my family was killed in one night. Our parents have never raised us with hatred and grudge about this issues." Ismail Safi, a member of the Presidential Security and Foreign Policy Committee, pointed out that thousands of people had been killed by Armenians in the East Beyazit incidents in 1830, and that the Armenians had serious massacres under the leadership of the French army during the occupation of Adana, Antep and Maras under the Treaty of Sevres.

Safi, stating that the Ottoman Sultan assassination attempt was made twice, again recalling that the Armenian terrorist organization Asala killed 42 Turkish diplomats, said that:

"While these events were taking place since 100-200 years, while Asala has martyrised 42 diplomats in succession in different parts of world, in a country of 60 million people, in Anatolia, in Turkey, I've never heard of an Armenian's nose bleed. This could be done many times, if hatred is intended in our society. 'At least 1.5 million Armenians have been murdered.' said. 1 million 234 thousand Armenians were living in the Ottoman Empire in that time. After the Bolshevik Revolution, many of them went to Russia. Some of them went to Syria, Europe and America. All of them are killed, it can't be as ridiculous as treating it. 

Safi, indicated that the thing that the Armenians lived was not exile, but deportation.

Retired Ambassador Uluç Özülker stated that he served in France for 5,5 years and said that the Armenian issue that faced in the international diagram had a political and legal dimension.

Özülkü stressing that there is no any shortage in terms of legal aspects of Turkey, told that the fight in this area should be completed by politics and diplomacy, with denialism can not reached any conclusions.

Retired Ambassador Ozdem Sanberk while transferring the Armenian allegations regarding Turkey's thesis should demonstrate a more peaceful, constructive approach said that the issue without the banalizing anybody should be discussed more freely in Turkey.

Sanberk who explained that diplomacy needs to be introduced more, stated that the possibilities of diplomacy are endless and that there is no diplomatic step in recent years.

Sanberk said that: "We should work to make Turkey economically strong, politically pluralistic and with the rule of law, deterrent in terms of military technology, and make it as the high-minded state which contributes more to the regional and global cooperation in the humanitarian and diplomatic sense. Even if these claims do not disappear completely, it ends up bothering us."

Professor Dr. Aygün Attar stated that in the 1915s the Ottoman Empire fought in and out of the country, used the authority to protect the state unity and deportation was a necessity in this respect.

Attar, who stated that the deportation was abolition of the forces against the state, indicated that it should be spoken that the relocation was a common pain, not only the Armenians but also the Muslim Turks lost more than 2.5 million lives.

MPs, retired ambassadors, journalists and academicians participated in the workshop.