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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoðan and Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan
1.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 31 Jan 2009 Sat 12:14 am

hope 2009 will be a turning point in Turkey-Armenia relations

http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=165465&bolum=102

2.       yilgun-2010
572 posts
 28 Jan 2011 Fri 02:04 am

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

A Message from Mr. Tolga ÇAKIR to friends in UK
January 28, 2011 at 12:46am
Subject: London Conference: Prejudice, Deception, and the Armenian Question

Dear Sir / Madam,

You are kindly invited to attend our annual conference on the 4th February 2011
on the subject of “Turkish- Armenian Relations”, details of which are attached.
The guest speaker, Prof Justin McCarthy specializes in the social and demographic history
 of the Modern Middle East, particularly Turkey and the Ottoman Empire.
He is presently Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences and Distinguished
University Scholar at the University of Louisville.The event will be chaired
by Professor Şevket Pamuk who is the Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies
at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science.
He is a leading economic historian of the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East and modern Turkey.
This is the fifth conference in the series and has been organised in the memory
of 34 Turkish diplomats and other innocent victims who were murdered by various
Armenian terrorist groups between 1973 and 1985.
The aim of these conferences is to promote mutual understanding and
discuss issues concerning Turkish-Armenian relations both recent and historic
on an academic platform.
We very much hope that you will be able to attend the conference.

Yours sincerely,

FTA UK

You are kindly invited to attend an evening conference entitled

‘TURKISH – ARMENIAN RELATIONS’

Friday, 4th February 2011, 6 pm for 6.30 pm


Venue:

Sheikh Zayed Theatre,
London School of Economics,
New Academic Building,
Lincoln’s Inn Fields,
London WC2A 2AE

GUEST SPEAKER
Prof Justin McCarthy
“Prejudice, Deception, and the Armenian Question”

For those who study the troubled history of relations between Turks and Armenians,
the question naturally arises, “How could so many have been so wrong?” Why did Europeans
and Americans at the time, and still today, believe a story of persecution that is demonstrably wrong?
The answer lies in ignorance, prejudice, and deception. Ignorance made politicians and
editors, then and today, believe whatever fit their prejudices. And prejudice caused them
to ignore the facts before them. Instead, they accepted the often deliberate falsehoods
spread by Armenian rebels and their supporters. This presentation offers examples of
the deceptions that lie behind what is commonly believed of the Armenian Question.

 

CHAIRED BY
Prof Şevket Pamuk



Edited (1/28/2011) by yilgun-2010

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