TURKEY GOES ON ATTACK AGAINST ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RECOGNITION - TURKISH DAILY
- In parallel with the approaching 100th anniversary of the Armenia Genocide, the authorities of Turkey are preparing to form a powerful Turkish diaspora which will fight against the Genocide's recognition.
Turkish Deputy PM's Department on the Turks Living Abroad is getting ready to organize a meeting, on September 15, 2012, with close to 1,000 leaders of the Turkish diaspora organizations and structures, to coordinate the battle against the Armenian Genocide's recognition, Hurriyet daily of Turkey informs.
It is noted that Turkey will carry out these activities together with the Azerbaijanis who live abroad.
Also, Turkey will attempt to include into these actions the world-renowned men and women of the arts and letters, writers, and directors, and to increase the number of foreign language publications that deny the Armenian Genocide.
Incidentally, September 15 is not a randomly selected date, as the Turkish troops had entered Baku on that day in 1918, Hurriyet highlights.
- 1879 Death in Moscow (Russia) of Stepanos Nazaryan, editor of the "Aurora Borealis". He was born in 1812.
- 1918 The "Messenger Book" daily is published in Tbilissi (Georgia): the first Soviet newspaper in Armenian.
- 1923 The Soviet of People's Committee of the Armenian SSR creates the State Cinema of Soviet Armenia (HayFilm).
- 1953 Academician Hrachia Atcharyan (linguist) dies in Yerevan. He was born in 1876.
- 1958 Death of composer Vagharshak Srvandztian.
- 1959 The Armenian SSR Supreme Soviet confirms the new Education Policy of Armenia.
- 1984 The US House of Representatives accepts a resolution (number 247) requesting that the Government announce that 1985 04 24 be designated a "National Day of Commemoration of Man's Inhumanity to Man".
- 1984 The Permanent People's Tribunal recognized the Armenian Genocide.
- 1998 An international seminar took place in the Sorbonne (Paris) on the Armenian Genocide. It was organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Party and financed by the See of Cilicia.